Vincent Simonetti started playing tuba in high school in the 1950s. It was love at first puff. Now he and his wife, Ethel, have filled a house in Durham, N.C., with tubas for the public to tour.
Pastor Mark Burns apologized for the tweet, which mocked Hillary Clinton with a cartoon that read, in part, “I ain’t no ways tired of pandering to African Americans.”
Voting laws have been getting a lot of attention recently and more twists and turns can be expected before the election in November. Here’s an update on challenges that saw movement this week.
Earth’s changing climate has made the quest to understand wave behavior more important than ever, scientists say. Rising seas, storm surge and dune and reef erosion all shape Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Save the Children had to sign confidentiality agreements to work at a migrant detention camp run by Australia in Nauru. The group’s Mat Tinkler discusses what they did and didn’t say about abuses.
Before the games, computer scientists weren’t worried about the spread of Zika. But some public health experts were. What does the data show?
Japan expects 7 million cases of dementia among its long-lived residents by 2025. It has started training pharmacists, bankers and postal workers in how to recognize the signs and be supportive.
Fentanyl is showing up in heroin and counterfeit pain pills, and users may not even know they’re taking the extremely potent drug.
Police fired tear gas and deployed water cannons to disperse a demonstration that represented a united opposition front against longtime ruler Robert Mugabe.
Danny Cortez, once a Southern Baptist minister, did do more than accept his gay son: He decided to talk to his congregation about homosexuality, even though it ultimately meant his leaving the church.
Students will be entering a brand-new school for the first time when classes start Monday. It’s located at the same site as the scene of the tragedy and the architects were inspired by nature.
One of China’s most valuable tech startups, smartphone maker Xiaomi, is getting into networked appliances, in a bid to innovate its way out of trouble, as its core business falls flat.
The man who captured hundreds of jazz’s greatest recordings — by Miles Davis and John Coltrane, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock — died Thursday at his home studio. He was 91.
Judge Aaron Persky’s controversial six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman continues to cast a shadow over his deliberations.
For the past four summers, the Cleveland Orchestra has conducted neighborhood residencies, in which groups of musicians play in non-traditional settings.