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Long-lost Kafka works could emerge after messy legal battle

Apr. 17, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A long-hidden trove of unpublished works by Franz Kafka could soon be revealed following a decade-long battle over his literary estate that has drawn comparisons to some of his surreal tales. A district court in Zurich upheld Israeli verdicts in the case last week, ruling that several safe...

San Diego pardons 130,000 who owe library fines

Apr. 10, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California city is closing the book on library fines. KNSD-TV says San Diego officials announced Tuesday that they will pardon 130,000 residents who racked up about $2 million in fines for overdue books. City leaders and the San Diego Public Library Foundation say the fines cost more in...

Bush Foundation wants retired Air Force One plane in museum

Apr. 8, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The George and Barbara Bush Foundation has asked that an Air Force One plane set for retirement in 2025 be permanently exhibited at the late president's museum at Texas A&M. If approved, the U.S. Air Force would permanently loan the Boeing VC-25A to the George H.W. Bush Presidential...

Postal Service to issue stamp honoring George H.W. Bush

Apr. 8, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring former President George H.W. Bush. The Postal Service said Saturday that the commemorative Forever stamp featuring Bush will be issued on his birthday, June 12. A first-day-of-issue ceremony will be held that day at the...

John Oliver's parody book among most 'challenged' works

Apr. 8, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Not everyone was amused by the John Oliver send-up of a picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence. "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," in which the Pence's family bunny turns out to be gay, was among the books most...

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation renamed

Apr. 2, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation's board of directors has changed the organization's name to The George and Barbara Bush Foundation . The organization said Tuesday that the board approved the change. The move reflects the organization's intention to support...

Former President George H.W. Bush's office to close Friday

Mar. 26, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Four months after the death of the former president, George H.W. Bush's office in Houston is to close for the last time at 5 p.m. Friday. Bush Chief of Staff Jean Becker says "as one era ends, a new one is beginning." In a statement issued Monday, Becker said the George Bush Presidential...

Radio show host Hugh Hewitt will head Nixon Foundation

Mar. 25, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Radio show host Hugh Hewitt has been tapped to head a foundation focused on preserving the legacy of former President Richard Nixon, officials said Monday. The Richard Nixon Foundation said the politically conservative author, commentator and law professor will become its next...

Songs by Jay-Z, Lauper being added to Recording Registry

Mar. 20, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that "La Bamba," ''Gunsmoke" and "Hair" are some of the titles tapped for preservation this year....

Library opens archive dedicated to rocker Lou Reed

Mar. 18, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library has opened an archive dedicated to pioneering alternative rock musician Lou Reed. The library acquired the archive after performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson, who was married to Reed, decided to share it with an institution that could preserve and...