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FILER - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) goes to the basket against New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Pacers will finish this season without Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The Latest: Pacers' Oladipo to sit out restart of season

Jul. 3, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Indiana Pacers will finish this season without Victor Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. Earlier this week, Oladipo told reporters he was still debating...

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An eventful year for Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead

Jun. 30, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even sheltering in place, Colson Whitehead has had an eventful year. Whitehead became the first fiction writer to win Pulitzers for back to back novels, “Underground Railroad” and “The Nickel Boys,” which won the Pulitzer in May and comes out in paperback this...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, Patrick Stewart attends the LA Premiere of

Sir Patrick Stewart is writing memoir, publisher announces

Jun. 30, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearing his 80th birthday, Sir Patrick Stewart is finally ready for the project he once feared taking on — his memoir. The award-winning actor best known as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” has a deal with Gallery Books for a “revealing...

This May 2018 photo shows a cake in New York. In these coronavirus times, some couples are making their own weddings cakes for their smaller, at-home weddings. (Cheyenne Cohen/Katie Workman via AP)

Tips for homemade wedding cakes? Plan and `don't go wild'

Jun. 29, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

Even in a pandemic, folks are getting married. And where there's a wedding — even a small one in the backyard — there's usually a cake. Home bakers looking to make their own wedding cakes don't need a fancy, multi-tiered tower. But how can they create something that rises above the ordinary? First,...

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Bialik and Batman: Actor teams up with DC for science book

Jun. 25, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Big Bang Theory” actor Mayim Bialik is teaming with DC Entertainment on a project that joins superhero power to the power of science. DC Entertainment announced Thursday that Bialik will collaborate with popular comic writers and illustrators on a story collection that...

FILE - In this Friday, June 12, 2020 file photo, a nurse uses a swab to perform a coronavirus test in Salt Lake City. Months into the outbreak, no one really knows how well many of the screening tests work, and experts at top medical centers say it is time to do the studies to find out. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Nocera and McLean writing book on U.S. coronavirus response

Jun. 24, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Business writers Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera are collaborating on a critical take of the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic. Portfolio, a Penguin Random House imprint, announced Wednesday that the two had reached an agreement for a “news-breaking, character-driven narrative...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, former national security adviser John Bolton takes part in a discussion on global leadership at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. An attorney for Bolton said Wednesday, June 10, that President Donald Trump is trying to put on ice publication of the former top administration official’s forthcoming memoir after White House lawyers again this week raised concerns that the book contains classified material that presents a national security threat. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Bolton critique of Trump could define tell-all book battles

Jun. 19, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House fight with former national security adviser John Bolton is the latest chapter in a lengthy history of Washington book battles, yet it will likely define future cases between the U.S. government and former employees determined to write tell-alls. The government asked a...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, former national security adviser John Bolton gestures while speakings at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Bolton critique of Trump could define tell-all book battles

Jun. 18, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House fight with former national security adviser John Bolton is the latest chapter in a lengthy history of Washington book battles, yet it will likely define future cases between the U.S. government and former employees determined to write tell-alls. The government asked a...

Asturias award honors Canadian poet and essayist Anne Carson

Jun. 18, 2020 7:28 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Canadian essayist and poet Anne Carson, author of the 1986 non-fiction book “Eros the Bittersweet,” will be honored this year with one of Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias Awards. The jury of the literature award — one of the eight handed out annually by a...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, writer-director-actor Tyler Perry attends the premiere of

Tyler Perry says he's 'exhausted' by all the hate, division

Jun. 17, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry wrote “we must never give up” in a heartfelt first-person essay in People magazine detailing his thoughts on racial injustice and police brutality against unarmed black people in America. Perry said he almost passed on publishing his essay in the upcoming issue,...