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Lives Lost: An unassuming maestro of Sunday soundtracks

Lives Lost: An unassuming maestro of Sunday soundtracks

At funerals, he made the organ moan, and at weddings, it thundered in joy. On Christmas, bells twinkled; on Easter, trumpets blasted.
New protest in Albania over National Theater demolition

New protest in Albania over National Theater demolition

TIRANA, Albania — Albanian artists and opposition party supporters gathered for a second day Monday to protest authorities' demolition of the crumbling National Theater building in the capital, which has triggered strong political tension amid a majo
St John Paul II honoured as Poland sees new abuse allegations

St John Paul II honoured as Poland sees new abuse allegations

WARSAW, Poland — St.

Jewish extremist convicted in arson that killed Arab toddler

JERUSALEM — An Israeli district court on Monday convicted a Jewish extremist of murder in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents, a case that had sent shock waves through Israel and helped fuel months of Israeli-Palesti
Powell: Recovery may begin by summer, will likely be slow

Powell: Recovery may begin by summer, will likely be slow

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell expressed optimism Sunday that the U.S. economy can begin to recover from a devastating recession in the second half of the year, assuming the coronavirus doesn't erupt in a second wave.
Churches may reopen, but many services won’t have singing

Churches may reopen, but many services won’t have singing

(RNS) — They are words the Rev. John Witvliet, an expert on Christian worship, never thought he would hear himself say.

13 hurt, none killed in Louisiana memorial service shooting

BOGALUSA, La. — Thirteen people were shot Saturday night as a large group gathered in a Louisiana city for an impromptu memorial service for a man whose body was found earlier this month, authorities said.
11 Los Angeles firefighters hurt while running from blast

11 Los Angeles firefighters hurt while running from blast

LOS ANGELES — An explosion Saturday at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside and on the roof to try to knock down a fire and then had to run for their lives when a ball of flames shot out the buil
Soccer reboot in Germany: No fans, lonely goal celebrations

Soccer reboot in Germany: No fans, lonely goal celebrations

BERLIN — Erling Haaland scored the Bundesliga’s first goal in more than two months and then celebrated. Alone.
Washington Redskins player arrested in Colorado

Washington Redskins player arrested in Colorado

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A Washington Redskins player is facing five charges, including felony illegal discharge of a firearm, following his arrest in a Denver suburb Saturday morning.