La Scala says Russian opera is not propaganda for Putin

Italy’s premier opera house has defended its decision to stage the Russian opera “Boris Godunov’’ for its gala Dec. 7 season opener

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Governor says at least 162 people have died and hundreds are injured in earthquake on Indonesia’s Java island

Governor says at least 162 people have died and hundreds are injured in earthquake on Indonesia’s Java island

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Jury says it’s deadlocked in Danny Masterson rape trial

Jurors at the Los Angeles rape trial of “That ’70s Show” star Danny Masterson say they’re deadlocked

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Amazon CEO says layoffs will extend into next year

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy says the mass layoffs that began in the company’s corporate ranks this week will extend into next year

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Brendan Fraser says he won’t participate in Golden Globes

Brendan Fraser, whose performance in “The Whale” has made him a likely awards candidate this year, says he won’t attend the Golden Globes in January if he’s nominated

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Musk says he expects to find a new Twitter CEO “over time”

Billionaire Elon Musk, who just took over as the chief executive at Twitter after buying the company, says he does not want to be the CEO of any company

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Moderna says bivalent COVID-19 booster shot performs better against BA.5 omicron subvariant

American biotechnology company Moderna announced Monday that a booster dose of its bivalent COVID-19 vaccine performs better against two circulating versions of the omicron variant, compared with a booster shot…

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Apple says iPhone supplies hurt by anti-virus curbs in China

Apple Inc. is warning customers they’ll have to wait longer to get its latest iPhone models after anti-virus restrictions were imposed on a contractor’s factory in central China

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Pfizer study says updated COVID boosters rev up protection

Pfizer’s updated COVID-19 booster significantly revved up adults’ virus-fighting antibodies, the company said Friday, releasing early findings from a rigorous study of the new shots. Booster doses tweaked to target…

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Filmmaker Haggis says he never forced himself on publicist

Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis is giving his version of a sexual encounter that spurred a rape lawsuit against him

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