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Bond 25 launches in Jamaica, Rami Malek to play villain

Apr. 25, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 25th James Bond movie and Daniel Craig's last one as 007 is heading home to Jamaica. Craig, Bond producers and director Cary Fukunaga on Thursday launched the film from the Caribbean island nation where Ian Fleming wrote all of his Bond novels. The still untitled film will be partly set...

FBI, IRS agents search Baltimore Mayor's homes, City Hall

Apr. 25, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal agents executed search warrants Thursday morning at two homes belonging to Baltimore's embattled mayor and at City Hall. Dave Fitz, an FBI spokesman out of the agency's Baltimore office, says agents with the FBI and the IRS criminal division in Washington were "executing...

Nora Roberts sues Brazilian author, cites 'multi-plagiarism'

Apr. 24, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling novelist Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed "multi-plagiarism" on a "rare and scandalous" level. In papers filed Wednesday morning in Rio de Janeiro, where Serruya lives, Roberts called Serruya's...

'War of the Roses' author Warren Adler dies at 91

Apr. 24, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling author Warren Adler who chronicled dysfunction and duplicity, most notably in his divorce novel "The War of the Roses," a dark comedy that was made into a hit film has died. He was 91. Adler died at his Manhattan home on April 15. The Washington Post reports that his son...

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

Apr. 23, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

iBook charts for week ending April 21, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher : iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books 1. Redemption by David Baldacci - 9781538761434 - (Grand Central Publishing) 2. The Mister by E L James - 9781984898333 - (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 3. Where the Crawdads...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Apr. 23, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending April 19: Fiction 1. The Dispatcher by John Scalzi, narrated by Zachary Quinto (Audible Studios) 2. The Darkwater Bride: An Audible Original Drama by Marty Ross, narrated by Clare Corbett, Donal Finn, Jamie Glover, Freya Mavor & Adrian Scarborough (Audible Studios) 3....

War veteran Paul Scharre wins award for book 'Army of None'

Apr. 23, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has won a $5,000 award named for the late CIA director William E. Colby. Paul Scharre's "Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War" is this year's winner of the Colby prize, given annually since 1999 by Norwich University in...

I robot? Ian McEwan tells android tale in 'Machines Like Me'

Apr. 23, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ian McEwan is fascinated by artificial intelligence. His new novel, "Machines Like Me," features a lifelike android with access to all human knowledge who writes haiku poetry. In real life, the Booker Prize-winning author is conflicted. He'd be wary of owning a driverless car — "I...

Melinda Gates talks 'brash' Microsoft culture in new book

Apr. 22, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Looking back at her time as an early Microsoft employee, Melinda Gates said the brash culture at the famously tough, revolutionary tech company made her want to quit, but that she didn't discuss it with her boyfriend, and later her husband, Bill Gates, the company CEO who embodied that...

Review: Jon Land's fans are in for another wild ride

Apr. 22, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

"Strong as Steel" (Forge), by Jon Land Jon Land's insubordinate, trigger-happy Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is back again in another action-packed thriller in "Strong as Steel." This is the sort of thing you might get if Dr. Frankenstein sewed John Wayne's head onto Wonder Woman's body, gave the fearsome creature...