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Young people's longlist announced for National Book Awards

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:17am

Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander are among the 10 authors on the young people's literature longlist for the National Book Awards.

Times apologizes for tweet, revises Kavanaugh article

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 8:09am

The New York Times is under fire for its story about a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The paper apologized for an offensive tweet, and revised its article to reflect that the alleged victim couldn't recall the incident.

Former 'The Wire' actor escapes Baltimore police custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 6:07am

Maryland authorities are searching for a former actor from the Baltimore-based television show "The Wire" who they say escaped custody after being taken to a hospital.

'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Mrs. Maisel' guest stars capture Emmys

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 10:17pm

A trio of Emmy-honored actors are winners again for their guest performances in TV series, joined by an awards newcomer.

Tony-winner and women's health advocate Phyllis Newman dies

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 7:38pm

Phyllis Newman, a Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran who became the first woman to host "The Tonight Show" before turning her attention to fight for women's health, has died. She was 86.

Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75

Tom Hays and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 7:24pm

Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like "Just What I Needed," was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment.

New York police say Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars, found dead in Manhattan apartment.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 7:19pm

New York police say Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars, found dead in Manhattan apartment.

'Crazy Ex' star Rachel Bloom wins Emmy, announces pregnancy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 3:01pm

Rachel Bloom has won an Emmy for writing music and lyrics, and soon she'll be singing lullabies.

'Jojo Rabbit' wins Toronto's sought-after audience award

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 1:17pm

Taika Waititi's Nazi Germany-set satire "Jojo Rabbit" won the People's Choice award Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival, a prize that has historically been one of the most ironclad predicators of Academy Awards chances.

Dreamy, confident shows mark London Fashion Week

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 12:59pm

Fashion devotees basked in sunny weather and strong, sometimes whimsical collections as London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with runway shows by Roland Mouret, Victoria Beckham, Simone Rocha and others throughout the city.

'Ghostbuster' sequel to focus on a family of original film

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 10:49am

The upcoming "Ghostbuster" sequel will focus on the descendants of the original ghost-catchers who rushed around New York City in proton packs and jumpsuits.

Virtual reality used to highlight uranium contamination

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 10:34am

Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination.

Women recreate Homer Simpson's New Orleans gobble tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 9:35am

Two Swiss women have recreated Homer Simpson's gourmandizing tour of New Orleans, snarf for snarf, finger-wiggle for finger-wiggle.

Model Naomi Campbell takes spotlight at London Fashion Week

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 5:03am

Model Naomi Campbell took center stage at London Fashion Week on Saturday night with a gala charity benefit at the impressive setting of the world famous British Museum.

Prize winning historian Jean Edward Smith dead at 86

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 6:56pm

Jean Edward Smith, a prize-winning historian known for his books on Franklin Roosevelt and Ulysses Grant, has died. He was 86.

Innkeeper told not to use 'Alienstock' as name of event

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 5:30pm

An innkeeper who expects an unknown number of campers to be attracted to her tiny Nevada desert town by a "Storm Area 51" internet hoax has been sent a cease-and-desist order over her use of the name "Alienstock."

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 5:11pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Korean-born graduate donates $12 million to Illinois State

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 5:03pm

An Illinois State University graduate from South Korea who now is an internationally-known artist, and her husband, have donated $12 million to the school's College of Fine Arts.

YouTube star Lilly Singh makes bold leap to late-night TV

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 3:59pm

The stubborn curfew barring female hosts from late-night network TV is about to be challenged. Viewer warning: expect more rule-breaking when NBC's "A Little Late With Lilly Singh" debuts Monday.

Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in 'swatting' case

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 2:05pm

An Ohio gamer upset about a $1.50 bet while playing Call of Duty: WWII online was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for recruiting a prankster to make a bogus emergency call that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Kansas man by police.