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Jan. 28, 2020 1:05 PM EST

Apple Book charts for week ending January 19, 2020: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. A Very Stable Genius by Carol Leonnig & Philip Rucker - 9781984877505 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club) by Jeanine Cummins - 9781250209771 - (Flatiron Books) 3. The Enemy...

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Review: Louis Tomlinson drops a total snoozer of an album

Jan. 28, 2020 1:04 PM EST

Louis Tomlinson, “Walls” (Sony) Louis Tomlinson has put out a debut album and that bears repeating. Not because it’s noteworthy, but just because you might forget. Listen to the album 500 times and you’ll still be surprised when you hear Louis Tomlinson's debut album. You have to hand...

Artist, 84, dies after being hit by car in northern Virginia

Jan. 28, 2020 12:46 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An artist known for work depicting his native Bolivia has died after being struck by a car in northern Virginia. Alfredo Da Silva died Sunday. He was 84. Alexandria Police say he died at the scene after he was struck by a car Sunday morning. Police said Tuesday that the crash remains...

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, who will perform in concert starting next Feb. 7 at the Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot, poses for a portrait in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. “I’m going to use my music to carry the message of all those who aren’t being heard,” Martin told The Associated Press on Monday while preparing for a concert on his native island. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Ricky Martin finds inspiration in Puerto Rico protests

Jan. 28, 2020 12:44 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ricky Martin’s wide smile began to fade as the Puerto Rican superstar talked about his next album. It’s influenced by the U.S. territory’s political turmoil as people struggle to recover from Hurricane Maria and a recent 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed...

Yiyun Li and Leslie Jamison among PEN award nominees

Jan. 28, 2020 12:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Yiyun Li and essays by Leslie Jamison and Eve Babitz are among the finalists for honors presented by PEN, the literary and human rights organization. On Tuesday, PEN announced nominees in categories ranging from science and poetry to translation and debut novel. Winners will be...

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Review: C.J. Tudor's `Other People' is deliciously creepy

Jan. 28, 2020 12:34 PM EST

In her third novel, British author C.J. Tudor takes a darker, more sinister riff on the “Strangers on a Train” motif. Deliciously creepy, “The Other People” tackles grief, obsession, justice and revenge in a tight, solid plot that is full of realistic twists, melding the mystery with...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Jan. 28, 2020 12:33 PM EST

iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Joker 2. Zombieland: Double Tap 3. Once Upon a Hollywood 4. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 5. Parasite 6. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot 7. Gemini Man 8. Doctor Sleep 9. Hustlers 10. The Addams Family (2019) iTunes Movies US Charts - Independent: 1. David Crosby: Remember...

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the second hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Column: A new tour without Tiger is no tour at all

Jan. 28, 2020 12:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jay Monahan was at Torrey Pines for the annual players meeting, most of it pertaining to the potential of a financial windfall for top players. Five days later, after so much chatter and speculation, the possibility had moved close enough to reality that the PGA Tour commissioner felt...

Fans pay respect at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Pilot of Bryant helicopter tried to avoid heavy fog

Jan. 28, 2020 12:16 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The veteran pilot whose helicopter plunged into a Los Angeles-area hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, had tried to avoid fog so heavy that it had grounded police choppers, authorities said. But even experienced pilots may have only seconds to act when they are blinded...

FILE - In this April 15, 2014 file photo, Nicholas Parsons poses for the media with his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) medal given to him by Britain's Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Berkshire. British broadcaster Nicholas Parsons, who hosted the witty, wordy radio program “Just a Minute” for more than 50 years, has died at the age of 96. Parson’s agent, Jean Diamond, said he died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 morning after a short illness. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP, file)

Nicholas Parsons, host of BBC's 'Just a Minute.' dies at 96

Jan. 28, 2020 12:03 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British broadcaster Nicholas Parsons, who hosted the witty, wordy radio program “Just a Minute” for more than 50 years, has died at the age of 96. Parson’s agent, Jean Diamond, said he died Tuesday morning after a short illness. Parsons began his career as an actor and...