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Top PG&E executive in ill-timed winery retreat out of job

Oct. 16, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A top Pacific Gas and Electric Co. executive who was among a group of employees who wined and dined top customers just before the utility's widespread power outage last week is no longer with the company. Mel Christopher, who until recently was the top PG&E gas executive, was gone...

Court: Stacking bodies at Arizona funeral homes punishable

Oct. 16, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Mesa funeral home owner who fought a punishment from state industry regulators for stacking containers of remains is ending her legal fight. Marc Harris, Arizona's assistant attorney general, informed the Arizona State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers at a meeting Tuesday that...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Oct. 15, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

Apple Book charts for week ending October 13, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand - 9780316435567 - (Little, Brown and Company) 2. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro - 9780316494021 - (Little, Brown and Company) 3. Lethal...

Woods to write a memoir on ups and downs of his career

Oct. 15, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiger Woods is writing what he describes as his definitive story in a memoir titled "Back." HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday it has acquired rights to the first memoir written by Woods. Still be determined is when it will be published. The memoir will cover Woods from his youth as...

Richard Jackson, publisher of Judy Blume, dead at 84

Oct. 14, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of acclaimed children's books by Judy Blume, Paula Fox and others has died. Richard Jackson was 84. Simon & Schuster's Children's Publishing announced Monday that Jackson died Oct. 2. Additional details were not immediately available. Jackson was editorial director of...

Power outage in West Valley delays printing of 3 newspapers

Oct. 13, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A power outage in Utah is keeping print subscribers of three newspapers from reading the Sunday print editions. Officials with Newspaper Agency Corp. say a blown transformer knocked out power to the print facility in West Valley on Saturday night. Sunday print editions of the three...

Bed Bath & Beyond taps former Target exec to be new CEO

Oct. 9, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Struggling home goods chain Bed Bath & Beyond has named Target's former chief merchandising officer to be its new CEO and president. The Union, New Jersey-based chain says that Mark J. Tritton, a 30-year-retail industry veteran, will assume the top role on Nov. 4. Tritton succeeds...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Oct. 8, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

Apple Book charts for week ending October 6, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. Bloody Genius by John Sandford - 9780525536628 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. Lethal Agent by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn - 9781501190643 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books) 3. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson...

Sports Illustrated, under new management, cuts staff jobs

Oct. 3, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sports Illustrated’s new manager said Thursday that the 65-year-old sports magazine is cutting more than 40 jobs out of a staff of 150. Maven, the company now managing the magazine, will add 200 contractors to cover college and professional sports teams, said Maven spokesman Greg...

Nunes files $77M suit, alleging Iowa farm story defamed him

Oct. 3, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A California congressman has filed yet another lawsuit against a major media organization, claiming he was defamed in a magazine story about his family’s Iowa dairy farm. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, filed the $77.5 million lawsuit...