See hundreds of tubas gathered to play holiday music during Kansas City TubaChristmas
A holiday favorite event, the KC Symphony’s TubaChristmas, played more than a dozen of the holiday classics tuba-style during an hour-long concert Tuesday outside in Crown Center Square.
The annual Kansas City tradition, which began in 1979, has played every year since its inception except for a virtual concert played during the pandemic in 2020. Musicians, one as young as 10 years old and two well-experienced 91-year-old musicians, gathered with a couple hundred local tuba and euphonium players for the 45th annual musical event.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some Republican lawmakers in West Virginia want to ban transgender youth at risk for self-harm or suicide from accessing medical interventions such as hormone therapy. The GOP-controlled Legislature banned such interventions last year while allowing the self-harm and suicide exception. Now, a group of lawmakers want to eliminate that narrow definition, which requires parental consent and a diagnosis of severe gender dysphoria from two medical professionals, both of whom
U.S.-based medical devices provider Rotech Healthcare said on Friday it was reviewing a list of patients who may have been impacted due to a cybersecurity breach experienced by its partner Philips' Respironics unit. Orlando-based Rotech said in a statement that Respironics, which sells breathing devices and ventilators to treat sleep apnea, was made aware on June 5 of a privacy incident where an unauthorized third-party exploited a software to access information stored on its server. Rotech said Respironics immediately took steps to secure the systems and performed further investigation and analysis.
Dartmouth, Northwestern, Rice and Vanderbilt universities have agreed to pay a combined $166 million to resolve claims that they favored wealthy student applicants, pushing total settlements in a federal antitrust lawsuit over college financial aid practices to $284 million. The 2022 lawsuit said 17 prominent colleges and universities violated U.S. antitrust law by violating a pledge not to consider students' finances in making admissions decisions, giving wealthy students an edge. Dartmouth and Rice said they would each pay $33.75 million.
Dartmouth, Northwestern, Rice and Vanderbilt universities have agreed to pay a combined $166 million to resolve claims that they favored wealthy student applicants, pushing total settlements in a federal antitrust lawsuit over college financial aid practices to $284 million. Dartmouth and Rice said they would each pay $33.75 million. Brown, Yale and Columbia universities earlier agreed to pay a combined $62 million to resolve claims against them.
Tobacco Free Coalition's proposed policy aims to raise awareness about teen vaping and reduce their access to these products. If passed, the proposition would prevent new retailers from selling tobacco products within 1,000 ft of youth-friendly areas.
DENVER (AP) — A former funeral home owner accused of keeping a woman's corpse in the back of a hearse for two years and hoarding the cremated remains of 35 people has been arrested, authorities said. Thursday night's arrest of Miles Harford, 33, comes in connection with the latest in a series of offenses by Colorado funeral home owners, including the discovery of nearly 200 decomposing bodies in a bug-infested funeral home facility last year. The finds have underscored the laxness of state funer
Colombia's Grupo Argos reported a 4% increase in net profit in 2023, the conglomerate said on Friday, on growth in its energy and cement units. Argos' profit rose to 916 billion pesos ($231.28 million) in the year. Revenues at Argos, which also controls airport operator Odinsa, grew 6% to 22.59 trillion pesos.
Schwarzman reaped over $1.26 billion in pay and dividends for 2022, including more than $1 billion in dividends from his shares of Blackstone, the world's largest private equity firm. Schwarzman owns about 231.9 million shares of Blackstone, and the company paid an annual dividend of $3.35 per share, the filing showed.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Landing a spacecraft on the moon has long been a series of hits and misses. Now, a U.S. company has become the first private outfit to achieve a safe moon landing. Only five countries have done it. A lander built by Intuitive Machines through a NASA-sponsored program touched down on the moon Thursday. It ended up tipped over on its side but was working with limited communications, company officials said Friday. The achievement puts the U.S. back on the moon for the fi