Influential music educator Johnny M. Long dead at 94

TROY, Ala. -- Johnny M. Long, a leading U.S. music educator and the longtime leader of Troy University's band, has died, the school said Tuesday. He as 94. Long died at home in Troy after a brief illness and had been in declining health for more ...

ABC’s ‘For Life’ hopes to change the way we see network TV

NEW YORK -- Actor Nicholas Pinnock doesn't just believe his new network TV show can save lives. He believes it can save network TV, too. Pinnock stars in For Life, ABC's mid-season drama about a prison inmate unjustly incarcerated who becomes a ...

Forest fire near Appalachian Trail mostly contained

HARDWICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A forest fire burning through a popular hiking area that is crossed by the Appalachian Trail and a major interstate highway was almost completely contained early Tuesday, New Jersey fire officials said. The fire began ...

Trump says coronavirus ‘very well under control’ in US

NEW DELHI -- President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to minimize fears about coronavirus spreading rampantly throughout the U.S., saying the situation is "very well under control in our country. At the same time, the Trump administration on Monday ...

Spain tries to appease protesting farmers over unfair prices

MADRID -- The Spanish government has introduced new regulations on the pricing of food in supermarkets, in response to weeks of country-wide farmers' protests over plummeting incomes. Under the new rules, adopted under a royal decree Tuesday by ...

Crews battle fire in park close to Appalachian Trail, I-80

HARDWICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Firefighters from federal and New Jersey agencies battled a forest fire for a second day early Monday in a popular hiking area that is crossed by the Appalachian Trail and a major interstate highway. The fire burned in New ...

Prosecutors seek pilot’s arrest over Istanbul airport crash

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkish prosecutors on Monday requested the arrest of the pilot of a plane that crashed at an Istanbul airport killing three passengers, on possible charges of "involuntary manslaughter and causing injury," Turkey's state-run news ...

Mars lander confirms quakes, even aftershocks on red planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's newest Mars lander has confirmed that quakes and even aftershocks are regularly jolting the red planet. Scientists reported Monday that the seismometer from the InSight spacecraft has detected scores of marsquakes. A ...

Man accused in cruise ship death to face Puerto Rico judge

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- An Indiana man accused of dropping his granddaughter from an 11th floor window of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico last year declined his right to a jury trial on Monday. Salvatore Anello, who is charged with negligent ...

How couple in 70s survived 8 days in wilderness

The children of a couple in their 70s are opening up about how the duo survived the Northern California wilderness for eight days. Married couple Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian Irwin, 72, had been staying at a vacation cottage in Inverness/Seahaven ...

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