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NEW YORK | Kathleen Turner to make Metropolitan Opera debut

NEW YORK — One of acting’s most distinctive voices will make an unexpected Metropolitan Opera debut. Kathleen Turner, known for words that smoke rather than shimmer, is joining the cast of Gaetano Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment” in the non-singing role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp, the Met said Thursday. She received an unexpected … Continue reading NEW YORK | Kathleen Turner to make Metropolitan Opera debut

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh says he may have been ‘too emotional’

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is acknowledging he “might have been too emotional” in Senate testimony but says he can be counted on to be an “even-keeled” judge. Kavanaugh said Thursday in an op-ed that his “tone was sharp” and he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh says he may have been ‘too emotional’

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Father says daughter was always smiling and generous

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The father of a 10-year-old girl whose body was found east of a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska’s northwestern coast says his daughter always had a smile and loved to use her allowance to buy things for her friends. Walter “Scotty” Barr tells the Anchorage Daily News that Ashley Johnson-Barr liked … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Father says daughter was always smiling and generous

LONDON | The Latest: Police say Novichok was in fake perfume bottle

LONDON — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local): 12 noon Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says Moscow has no knowledge of the suspects named in the poisoning of a former Russian agent in Britain. British prosecutors on Wednesday charged two Russian men with the … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Police say Novichok was in fake perfume bottle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida primary for governor an election Trump is watching

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — Florida voters are going to the polls to select nominees to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott in an election that’s caught the attention of President Donald Trump and could see the daughter of a former governor win the nomination for the office he once held. Trump endorsed U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida primary for governor an election Trump is watching

NEW YORK | Serena, Venus Williams could meet in US Open 3rd round

NEW YORK— Serena and Venus Williams could be headed toward their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years, facing a potential third-round matchup at the U.S. Open. If the sisters do play each other, the winner might face No. 1-ranked Simona Halep in the fourth round. That is certainly the most intriguing section of the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Serena, Venus Williams could meet in US Open 3rd round

NEW YORK | Bourdain leaves bulk of $1.2M estate to 11-year-old daughter

NEW YORK — Globe-trotting chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain was worth $1.2 million when he died last month and left most of the estate to his 11-year-old daughter, according to court papers filed this week in New York. Bourdain’s will and related papers show assets including $425,000 in cash and savings, $250,000 in … Continue reading NEW YORK | Bourdain leaves bulk of $1.2M estate to 11-year-old daughter