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National Book Awards list for translation has global reach

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:46am

Authors from Asia, Africa and South America are among those on the National Book Awards longlist for translated literature, a category started last year.

Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:38am

Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. She was 75.

ABC says journalist Cokie Roberts has died at age 75

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:32am

ABC says journalist Cokie Roberts has died at age 75.

Steve Martin's bluegrass award faces uncertain future

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:10am

One morning last week in Boston, Victor Furtado woke up to a mailman's knock. He was handed a little unmarked package.

'Jeopardy!' host Trebek says he's resumed chemotherapy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:40am

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he's had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again.

Kane Brown, Luke Combs among CMT Artists of the Year

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:02am

Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay and Thomas Rhett will be honored as the country's top stars at the 10th annual CMT Artists of the Year television special.

Weinstein attorney: He's a sinner, but not 'a rapist'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 6:44am

An attorney for Harvey Weinstein said on Tuesday that her client is not without sin — but he's also not "a rapist."

Colson Whitehead among Kirkus Prize finalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 6:41am

Colson Whitehead's novel "The Nickel Boys" and Kwame Alexander's picture story "The Undefeated" are among the finalists for the Kirkus Prize, a $50,000 honor given for the year's outstanding fiction, nonfiction and young readers' books.

Celebs to read bedtime story to help fight homelessness

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 5:43pm

Will Smith and Dame Helen Mirren will read a bedtime story during a one-night fundraising event to help fight global homelessness.

The Latest: GOP stands by Kavanaugh, rips NY Times

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 3:39pm

The Latest on a new allegation of sexual impropriety against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):

Ocasek's wife says he died while recuperating from surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 3:03pm

The New York City medical examiner says Ric Ocasek , the 75-year-old frontman for The Cars, died of heart disease, worsened by emphysema.

'SNL' rescinds cast invitation to Gillis over YouTube video

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 2:29pm

"Saturday Night Live" has rescinded its invitation to a cast member who posted a video last year in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and derided Asians trying to learn English.

Actress Jessica Hecht's Emmy night comes down to the dress

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 11:34am

Jessica Hecht, the "Special" actress, inherited at least a couple of things from her mother: her sample-size frame, a 2, and — she laughs — "a lot of neurosis."

Hurt Christie Brinkley pulls out of 'Dancing with the Stars'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:48am

Christie Brinkley has been sidelined for Monday's season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars."

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.

Correction: US-Obit-Ocasek story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 7:24pm

In a story Sept. 16 about the death of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of studio albums the band released. They put out seven, not six.