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Muti extends to 2022-23 as Chicago Symphony music director

Muti extends to 2022-23 as Chicago Symphony music director

CHICAGO — Absent from Chicago since February 2020 due to the pandemic, Riccardo Muti walked into Orchestra Hall and started to rehease Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.
Its relevance at stake, UN reaches toward a new generation

Its relevance at stake, UN reaches toward a new generation

At the United Nations this week, the pandemic-era rules of engagement for General Assembly week are strict. Entourage sizes are tightly regulated, and there are no exceptions for kings, presidents or other “excellencies.
New homes sales rise for second straight month in August

New homes sales rise for second straight month in August

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Sales of new homes in the U.S. rose modestly in August as rising prices continue to sideline potential buyers. Sales of new homes last month rose 1.
Transcontinental CEO François Olivier to retire, Peter Brues named successor

Transcontinental CEO François Olivier to retire, Peter Brues named successor

MONTREAL — Transcontinental Inc. says chief executive François Olivier will retire in December after 28 years with the company, including 13 years as CEO.
CDC endorses COVID booster for millions of older Americans

CDC endorses COVID booster for millions of older Americans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19. CDC Director Dr.
Bad Bunny tops Billboard Latin Music Awards with 10 trophies

Bad Bunny tops Billboard Latin Music Awards with 10 trophies

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Bad Bunny is the champion of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, taking home artist of the year honors and a whopping 10 trophies.
Q&A: Nick Cannon on talk show, overcoming backlash last year

Q&A: Nick Cannon on talk show, overcoming backlash last year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Nick Cannon faced heavy criticism for his anti-Semitic remarks last year, he initially thought about stepping away from his lucrative TV host and producer career for good.
Veterans at Revolutionary battlefield dig find camaraderie

Veterans at Revolutionary battlefield dig find camaraderie

STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) — Military veterans who carefully dug and sifted through clumps of dirt this month at a Revolutionary War battlefield in New York did more than uncover artifacts fired from muskets and cannons.
SNC-Lavalin hit with fresh charges related to Montreal bridge contract

SNC-Lavalin hit with fresh charges related to Montreal bridge contract

The SNC-Lavalin legal saga was thrust back into the spotlight Thursday after the RCMP announced they've charged two former executives and the engineering company itself for allegedly paying bribes to obtain a Montreal bridge repair contract.
R. Kelly jury asked to make him 'pay' or not fall for 'lies'

R. Kelly jury asked to make him 'pay' or not fall for 'lies'

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor in closing arguments at the sex-trafficking trial of R.