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FILE - In this June 17, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant react as in the final second of Game 7 of the NBA basketball finals against the Boston Celtics in Los Angeles. Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Pillar of Red Sox, long a Lakers fan, names daughter 'Kobie'

Feb. 15, 2020 9:59 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — New Boston Red Sox outfielder Kevin Pillar grew up in the Los Angeles area as a Lakers fan and named his daughter “Kobie,” after Kobe Bryant. He said he was most impressed with what Bryant has done after he retired from the NBA. Pillar said he hopes to write a...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 12, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, left, listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. Crenshaw has a book out in April 2020. The former Navy SEAL's book is called “Fortitude,” and will combine personal memories and “no-nonsense” advice as Crenshaw addresses today’s growing political and cultural divisions. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Rep. Dan Crenshaw to combine memoir, advice in upcoming book

Feb. 14, 2020 8:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Dan Crenshaw , the Texas Republican, has a book out in April. The former Navy SEAL's book is called “Fortitude” and will combine personal memories and “no-nonsense” advice as Crenshaw addresses today’s growing political and cultural divisions,...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, former NFL football quarterback Colin Kaepernick smiles on stage during W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremonies at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Colin Kaepernick can add author and publisher to his resume.  The former NFL quarterback who knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality announced Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, he's writing a memoir through his own publishing company.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Kaepernick to release memoir through his publishing company

Feb. 13, 2020 2:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kaepernick can add author and publisher to his resume. The former NFL quarterback who knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality announced Thursday he's writing a memoir through his own publishing company. It's called Kaepernick Publishing, and...

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Feb. 11, 2020 1:22 PM EST

Audible best-sellers for week ending February 7th Fiction: 1. Cut and Run: A Light-Hearted Dark Comedy by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, narrated by Meg Ryan, D’Arcy Carden, Sam Richardson, Rachel Bloom, Ed Begley, Jr., Thomas Lennon, Eugene Cordero and full cast (Audible Original) 2. Alone with the Stars by...

FILE- In this April 25, 1997, file photo, Author Roger Kahn, author of the bestseller

Roger Kahn, elegant 'Boys of Summer' author, dies at 92

Feb. 7, 2020 5:20 PM EST

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Roger Kahn, the writer who wove memoir and baseball and touched millions of readers through his romantic account of the Brooklyn Dodgers in "The Boys of Summer," has died. He was 92. He died Thursday at a nursing facility in Mamaroneck, a Westchester County suburb, son Gordon Kahn...

Pope Francis talks with Papal Household Archbishop Georg Gaenswein during his weekly general audience, in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Vatican seeks to explain absence of aide after book scandal

Feb. 5, 2020 1:37 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican sought Wednesday to explain the absence of a key member of Pope Francis' protocol team following his role in a controversial book on priestly celibacy co-written by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. The Vatican press office denied that Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, who works for...

In this Jan. 29, 2020 photo, a man makes a bet on the upcoming Super Bowl at Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Business was brisk at sports books around the country on Super Bowl Sunday, with customers risking money on everything from the coin toss at the start of the game, to the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, Kansas City's Andy Reid, at the end of it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Super Bowl betting brings big business to sports books

Feb. 5, 2020 12:42 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Business was brisk at sports books around the country on Super Bowl Sunday, with customers risking money on everything from the coin toss at the start of the game, to the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, Kansas City's Andy Reid, at the end of it. The Kansas City...

Eminent man of letters George Steiner dead at age 90

Feb. 3, 2020 4:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — George Steiner, who became one of the world's leading public intellectuals through his uncommon erudition, multilingual perspective and the provocative lessons he drew from his Jewish roots and escape from the Holocaust, died Monday. He was 90. His son, David Steiner, told The Associated...

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Review: Stylish book gumshoes `Chinatown' and lost Hollywood

Feb. 3, 2020 2:24 PM EST

“The Big Goodbye: ‘Chinatown’ and the Last Years of Hollywood,” Flatiron, by Sam Wasson Quentin Tarantino’s hagiographic “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” keeps '60s Los Angeles swinging by wishing away the brutal murder of actress Sharon Tate. In the real world, the...

FILE - This Nov. 8, 2017 file photo shows Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cake, during a rally in Lakewood, Colo. Phillips, the Colorado cake shop owner whose refusal to design a wedding cake for a same sex couple led to landmark Supreme Court ruling, has a book deal. Phillips' memoir, currently untitled, will be released this summer by Salem Books Publishing. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Colorado baker who sparked Supreme Court case has book deal

Jan. 30, 2020 3:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Colorado baker whose refusal to design a wedding cake for a gay couple led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling and made him a conservative hero now has a book deal. Jack Phillips' memoir, currently untitled, will be released this summer by Salem Books Publishing. Salem Books is a...