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Anger over author's critical post of worker eating on train

May. 12, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A writer on the verge of releasing her debut novel is facing a backlash after she posted a picture on Twitter of a public transit worker eating on a train and reported details about the woman to her bosses. Natasha Tynes apologized a day later on Twitter and deleted her post before making...

Peosta adhesive maker seeks to alter and influence industry

May. 12, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

PEOSTA, Iowa (AP) — Kristin Thomas, the co-owner of Bio-Bond, is not shy when discussing the ambitions of the Peosta-based business she and her husband started four years ago. "Packaging is the future — just look at Amazon," she said to the Telegraph Herald. "And we are basically going to change the...

Zito book to detail baseball career, religious belief

May. 11, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barry Zito has written a book detailing his rise and fall as a baseball pitcher and his intensifying belief in religion. "Curveball" will be published Sept. 17 by Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. It was authored by Zito with Robert Noland, who has worked...

Holocaust survivor opens book fair after neo-fascist banned

May. 9, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Polish-born Holocaust survivor opened a book fair in Italy on Thursday to a standing ovation, after organizers agreed to ban a publisher linked to a neo-fascist group. Halina Birenbaum, an 89-year-old poet who lives in Israel, was quoted by Italy's Corriere della Sera daily as saying "this is...

Barack Obama's book not expected to be released in 2019

May. 7, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's post-White House memoir isn't expected to be released this year, setting up the likelihood that the highly anticipated book will drop during the 2020 campaign. Publisher Penguin Random House started alerting foreign partners and others about the status of...

Publishers hurry to release book editions of Mueller Report

Apr. 18, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the Mueller Report finally out Thursday, at least in redacted form, publishers are hurrying to release book editions. Two Mueller Report books are in the top 15 on Amazon.com even though free pdfs are available online. The special prosecutor's findings, which run more than 400 pages,...

Dykstra sues Darling over book claiming racist tirade

Apr. 9, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lenny Dykstra has sued former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, St. Martin's Press and Macmillan Publishing Group over a passage in the pitcher's new book accusing the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston starter Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series. Dykstra,...

South Carolina publisher buys New Orleans publisher

Apr. 7, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A South Carolina publisher of books of local history and interest has bought a New Orleans company showcasing books about Louisiana and local history. A news release Thursday from the two companies said Arcadia Publishing and History Press of Charleston has bought a "significant...

Publishers plan bound editions of Mueller report

Mar. 29, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Attorney General William Barr releases a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation, several publishers will be ready to put it out in book form. Barr notified Congressional leaders Friday that he expects to send them his report by...