Georges Pretre, who conducted renowned orchestras from Vienna to Milan
and New York and beyond and was instrumental in Maria Callas' singing
career, has died. He was 92.
Still conducting until the final months of his life, "the Maestro Georges Pretre" died at his home in southern France on Wednesday, according to a statement from Milan's La Scala hailing his 50-year relationship with the theater.
A packed Long Island Rail Road rush hour train crashed at the end of a
platform as it pulled into a major transportation hub on Wednesday,
hurling passengers onto the floor and slamming them into each other.
The front of the slow-moving train hit a bumping block as it pulled into Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, left the tracks and smashed into a small structure, apparently a work area. A rail pierced the floor of a train car, authorities said.
Milt Schmidt, the hockey hall of famer who led Boston to two Stanley Cup
championships as the center of the "Kraut Line," served Canada in World
War II and returned to the NHL to win its MVP award and two more titles
as the Bruins general manager, died on Wednesday, the team said.
He was 98.
Schmidt had been the oldest living NHL player. He was the only person in Bruins franchise history to serve as on-ice captain, coach and general manager.