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La Scala plans 4 July concerts in post-lockdown reopening

La Scala plans 4 July concerts in post-lockdown reopening

ROME — Italy’s La Scala theatre is reopening next week after a four-month coronavirus shutdown with a series of four concerts before a reduced audience of 600, a third of its normal capacity.
Hamilton saddened and hurt by Ecclestone's racism comments

Hamilton saddened and hurt by Ecclestone's racism comments

PARIS — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has criticized “ignorant and uneducated” comments by former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.
Liverpool condemns fan behaviour in title celebrations

Liverpool condemns fan behaviour in title celebrations

LIVERPOOL, England — English champion Liverpool has condemned the behaviour of some fans who gathered in the city to celebrate the club’s Premier League title win after a 30-year wait.
Kop joy: Liverpool fans flood Anfield, 1st title in 30 years

Kop joy: Liverpool fans flood Anfield, 1st title in 30 years

LIVERPOOL, England — The sun had just set over Anfield — and on a 30-year wait to be champions of England again — when the fireworks started to explode into the twilight. A signal went out across Merseyside.
Milton Glaser, designer of 'I Love NY' logo, dies at 91

Milton Glaser, designer of 'I Love NY' logo, dies at 91

NEW YORK — Milton Glaser, the groundbreaking graphic designer who adorned Bob Dylan’s silhouette with psychedelic hair and summed up the feelings for his native New York with “I (HEART) NY,” died Friday, his 91st birthday.

Charles Webb, author of 'The Graduate,' dies in England

Charles Webb, a lifelong non-conformist whose debut novel “The Graduate” was a deadpan satire of his college education and wealthy background adapted into the classic film of the same name, has died. He was 81.
Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to 3 rapes

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to 3 rapes

LOS ANGELES — Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth.
Texas shuts down bars as hospitalizations surpass 5,000

Texas shuts down bars as hospitalizations surpass 5,000

AUSTIN, Texas — Republican Gov.
Statisticians join criticism against Census Bureau hires

Statisticians join criticism against Census Bureau hires

ORLANDO, Fla. — The world's largest statisticians group added to a chorus of criticism against the hiring this week of two men to top positions at the U.S.
Amazon looks to self-driving future by acquiring Zoox

Amazon looks to self-driving future by acquiring Zoox

NEW YORK — Amazon said Friday that it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which is developing an autonomous vehicle for a ride-hailing service that people would request on their phones.