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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 1960, file photo, the medalists in the women's 200-meter event, from left, bronze medalist Dorothy Hyman, of Great Britain; gold medalist Wilma Rudolph, of the United States, and silver medalist Jutta Heine, of Germany, pose with their medals at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Italy. The 1960 Rome Summer Olympics set the standard for every Olympiad to follow. These Games were the first televised in the United States, even if film of events had to be flown from Rome to New York where Jim McKay did the voice-overs the next day. (AP Photo/File)

Wilma Rudolph turns in triple gold performance in Rome Games

Aug. 4, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

Wilma Rudolph's biggest challenge turned out not to be double pneumonia, scarlet fever or polio. Time wound up being the only obstacle the first American woman to win three gold medals at a single Olympics couldn't beat. “I think Wilma Rudolph, even though her career was short, I think you can make a...

Conservative commentator Eric Metaxas works on memoir

Jul. 30, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative author, commentator and radio host Eric Metaxas is working on a pair of books, including a memoir about his youth and conversion to Christianity. Salem Books announced Thursday that Metaxas' “Fish Out of Water” will be published in February. A second book, in...

Man who found Forrest Fenn treasure located it in Wyoming

Jul. 26, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Famed art and antiquities collector Forrest Fenn says the man who found his hidden treasure last month located it in Wyoming. The 89-year-old Fenn filled a bronze chest with gold, jewels and other valuables worth an estimated $2 million and hid it a decade ago somewhere in the Rocky...

This March 2019 photo provided by Jay Horowitz shows former New York Mets public relations man Jay Horowitz, left, and New York Mets former manager Terry Collins in Florida.  In nearly four decades as the head public relations man for the New York Mets, Jay Horwitz saw plenty. What many people around the Mets all those years didn't know was how the omnipresent Horwitz saw it: with a glass right eye. (Jay Horowitz via AP)

Mets longtime PR man Horwitz reflects on early challenges

Jul. 21, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In nearly four decades as the head public relations man for the New York Mets, Jay Horwitz saw plenty. The rise and fall of Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry. A World Series crown. A spring training scuffle. The Sidd Finch prank. Shea Stadium turned into a staging area for Ground Zero...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, Naya Rivera participates in the

Naya Rivera, who rose to fame on TV show 'Glee,' dies at 33

Jul. 13, 2020 10:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naya Rivera, a singer and actor who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy “Glee,” was found dead Monday in a Southern California lake. She was 33. Rivera's body was discovered five days after she disappeared on Lake Piru, where her son, Josey, was found July 8...

Former Democratic presidential primary candidate Pete Buttigieg endorses Democratic presidential primary candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden during an event at the Chicken Scratch restaurant the night before Super Tuesday primary voting, on Monday night March 2, 2020 in Dallas. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a new book set for fall, 'Trust'

Jul. 8, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's next book has a unifying message. Liveright Publishing announced Wednesday that the former Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, mayor had written “Trust: America’s Best Chance,” scheduled for release Oct. 6. According to...

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...

Lonnie Wheeler, author of more than a dozen books, has died

Jun. 10, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lonnie Wheeler, who wrote or collaborated on more than a dozen sports books, including Hank Aaron's autobiography, has died after years of struggling with conditions related to muscular dystrophy. He was 68. Wheeler's family posted on his Facebook page Wednesday afternoon that he'd been...

FILE - In this March 22, 2013, file photo, antiquities dealer and author Forrest Fenn sits in his home in Santa Fe, N.M. A bronze chest filled with gold, jewels, and other valuables worth more than $1 million and hidden a decade ago somewhere in the Rocky Mountain wilderness has been found, according to famed art and antiquities collector Fenn who created the treasure hunt. Fenn, 89, told the Santa Fe New Mexican on Sunday, June 7, 2020, that a man who did not want his name released located the chest a few days ago and the discovery was confirmed by a photograph the man sent him. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing, File)

Treasure chest hidden in Rocky Mountains finally found

Jun. 7, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bronze chest filled with gold, jewels, and other valuables worth more than $1 million and hidden a decade ago somewhere in the Rocky Mountain wilderness has been found, according to a famed art and antiquities collector who created the treasure hunt. Forrest Fenn, 89, told the...