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Biden's prism of loss: A public man, shaped by private grief

Aug. 18, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the night before Joe Biden's world collapsed, he sat in a picture-perfect scene with his wife by the fireside in their Delaware living room. Biden, the hotshot senator-elect at just 30, was reflecting on the big things he would do when he got to Washington. It was one week out from...

Tom Hanks reads audio for Ann Patchett's new novel

Aug. 12, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The audio edition of Ann Patchett's new novel has a voice that listeners should find familiar: Tom Hanks. HarperAudio announced Monday that the Oscar-winning actor is narrating Patchett's "The Dutch House," which comes out September 24. The book is a multigenerational story centered on...

Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert to star in NY comedy festival

Aug. 5, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the comedy world's biggest stars — including Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Kevin Smith, Nicole Byer and Trevor Noah — will headline this year's New York Comedy Festival. The weeklong festival will also feature Norm McDonald, Randy Rainbow, Nate Bargatze, Comedy Bang!...

Parsons snub, 'Schitt's Creek' love among Emmy surprises

Jul. 16, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Emmy Award nominations seemed like a lock: "Game of Thrones" was going to earn a haul . "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" would still charm voters. The final goodbye to "Veep" would surely end in nominations. But who would have bet against Jim Parsons? And who thought "Schitt's Creek" would...

Partial list of nominees for annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Jul. 16, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Partial list of nominees for the annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced Tuesday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. For the complete list, visit Emmys.com : Comedy Series: "Barry"; "Fleabag"; "The Good Place"; "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; "Russian Doll"; "Schitt's Creek";...

Democrats' use of Spanish in debate evokes praise, eye rolls

Jun. 27, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke answered a question about marginal tax rates in Spanish. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey showed off his Spanish skills while discussing his ideas on immigration reform. Former U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro, who is Mexican American,...

Desus & Mero shake up the late-night talk show universe

Jun. 26, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez may be hosts of a late-night TV talk show that attracts A-list celebrities but they don't feel like they're competing with the likes of Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert. The comedians, who go by Desus Nice & The Kid Mero, got their break in podcasts and...

McConnell pledges vote on 9/11 bill after Stewart criticism

Jun. 25, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. McConnell made the commitment after meeting Tuesday with a group of first responders. "We want to try to deal with...

McConnell to meet 9/11 responders to discuss victims' fund

Jun. 24, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is meeting this week with Sept. 11 first responders following withering criticism from comedian Jon Stewart that Congress had failed to ensure that a victims' compensation fund never runs out of money. A group of first responders will meet Tuesday...