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State investigating Wally Lamb's inmate writing program

Jul. 15, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is investigating an inmate writing program run by author Wally Lamb after a lawsuit was filed this spring by participants. The lawsuit alleges the inmates have not been paid for their contributions to Lamb's third anthology of writings designed to give female...

Oprah Winfrey visits Maui Humane Society following wildfire

Jul. 14, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Oprah Winfrey surprised the Maui Humane Society with a visit to thank the organization for evacuating animals during a wildfire, a report said. Winfrey is a part-time Maui resident who visited the society briefly Saturday, thanking a volunteer and taking a photo outside with the...

Pro-KKK editor out at Alabama newspaper

Jul. 11, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The longtime owner and editor of a small Alabama newspaper that called for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan has sold the publication and retired, months after igniting a firestorm with the editorial, the new owner said. Goodloe Sutton, 80, no longer has any role with The...

10 years later, a look at people surrounding Michael Jackson

Jun. 22, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at the status of the major figures in the life and death of Michael Jackson after 10 years, starting with the King of Pop himself: ___ MICHAEL JACKSON: Jackson, who would be 60 years old were he alive, was rehearsing for a tour intended to rehabilitate his career, finances and...

Tayari Jones wins Women's Prize for 'An American Marriage'

Jun. 5, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tayari Jones won the Women's Prize for fiction on Wednesday with "An American Marriage," her story of a family torn apart by the U.S. judicial system. The American writer's best-selling novel - selected by Oprah Winfrey for her book club and praised by ex-president Barack Obama - centers on a...

Brandon Maxwell, Rick Owens take top CFDA fashion awards

Jun. 4, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Maxwell, the Texas-born designer known for his longtime collaboration with Lady Gaga as well as for dressing other famous women like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle and Nicole Kidman, took top honors at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. Maxwell won the...

Author Wally Lamb sued by ex-inmate over new book

May. 29, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut prison inmate has filed a lawsuit alleging she hasn't been paid for her contribution to a new book by author Wally Lamb and accusing Lamb of harassing and intimidating her when she sought compensation. Chandra Bozelko, of Orange, Connecticut, says in a state...

Amazon to release Mindy Kaling's new essay collection

May. 28, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mindy Kaling is taking a different path with her next book. The actress and writer plans to release her third collection of essays through Amazon.com's Amazon Original Stories imprint. The book, currently untitled, is scheduled for the summer 2020. Amazon announced Tuesday that topics will...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

May. 28, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending May 24: Fiction: 1. More Bedtime Stories for Cynics by Kirsten Kearse, Gretchen Enders, Cirocco Dunlap, Aparna Nancherla, Matt Lieb, narrated by Nick Offerman, Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Ellen Page, Jane Lynch, Anjelica Huston, Mike Birbiglia, Rachel Dratch, Matt...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

May. 25, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading. Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi — who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned...