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Booksellers get holiday bonuses from James Patterson

Dec. 5, 2019 8:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bookstore employees from Mystic, Connecticut to Houston and San Francisco all have a happy holiday story to share: a $500 bonus from bestselling author James Patterson. Patterson announced Thursday that 500 gifts of $500 each — 100 of those gifts going to children's booksellers...

Tennesseans invited for holiday tour of governor's mansion

Dec. 5, 2019 5:02 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennesseans are invited to visit the governor's mansion this holiday season for self-guided tours. This year's decorations are themed “Songs of the Season," with each tree decorated to represent a different classic Christmas carol. Visitors may also bring donations to...

Paul Simon and Peter Singer discuss 'The Life You Can Save.'

Dec. 3, 2019 4:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon, world famous singer-songwriter, isn’t only inspired by fellow musicians. Simon is an admirer of the author-philosopher Peter Singer, the longtime Princeton University professor whose “The Life You Can Save” has been a guide for Simon and others looking for...

Teachers aim to provide rich and diverse books to students

Dec. 1, 2019 12:30 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Growing up, Brenda Morris doesn't remember reading a lot of books that had characters who looked like her. Usually, when there was a character that did look like her — an African American girl — the story was a historical one featuring a slave. "... I couldn't...

Hootie & the Blowfish vocalist to perform at Ohio school

Dec. 1, 2019 10:40 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The lead vocalist of Hootie & the Blowfish is set to perform at an Ohio high school in 2020. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Darius Rucker is scheduled to perform at a charity concert at Elder High School in Cincinnati on May 7. The event to be hosted by Elder graduate and Minnesota...

Georgia military school gets $1M for athletic upgrades

Nov. 30, 2019 10:40 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A private Georgia military school says it will use a $1 million donation to improve its athletic facilities. The Gainesville Times reports Riverside Military Academy received the money from an anonymous donor. Vice President for Advancement Ellen DeFoor says the donor has no...

Brazil’s president criticizes DiCaprio over Amazon fires

Nov. 29, 2019 8:52 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Without offering proof, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said actor Leonardo DiCaprio had funded nonprofit groups that he claimed are partly responsible for fires in the Amazon this year. Bolsonaro’s remarks about the American actor were part of a wider government...

West Virginia animal shelter says it needs $80K to stay open

Nov. 29, 2019 11:36 AM EST

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia county’s only animal shelter has launched a fundraising effort to save it from closing at the end of the year. The Register-Herald on Thursday reports the leaders of the nonprofit Humane Society of Raleigh County say they need $80,000 to keep from shutting down....

Party like a spy: Spookstock is intel world’s hush-hush bash

Nov. 29, 2019 9:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometime earlier this year, one of the most elite social events in Washington took place, but without any fanfare or news coverage. It drew about 1,800 attendees and Grammy-winning rocker Lenny Kravitz performed. Yet there were no written invitations, and the actual date and location were...

Publisher says he’s hearing interest in nonprofit turn

Nov. 29, 2019 7:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of the nation’s first daily newspaper to be granted nonprofit status says he’s since heard from a “few dozen” lawyers and news executives curious about whether the Salt Lake Tribune’s approach could work elsewhere. Tribune publisher Paul...