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Pam Johnson, former Arizona Republic executive editor, dies

Jan. 21, 2021 6:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Pam Johnson, a former executive editor of Arizona’s largest newspaper, has died. She was 74. The Arizona Republic reported Thursday that Johnson died Jan. 20 in Overland Park, Kansas after a lengthy battle with dementia. Johnson led the Republic’s newsroom and that of the...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Jan. 21, 2021 2:34 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Neighbors” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 2. “The Scorpion's Tail” by Preston/Child (Grand Central Publishing) 3. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead) 4. “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig (Viking) 5. “The...

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 file photo, the logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the entrance hall of Google France in Paris. After months of talks, Google France and the Alliance de la Presse d'Information Generale said Thursday Jan. 21, 2021, paving the way for the internet giant to make digital copyright payments for online news content. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Google, French publishers sign copyright news payment deal

Jan. 21, 2021 6:39 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Google has signed a deal with a group of French publishers paving the way for the internet giant to make digital copyright payments for online news content. After months of talks, Google France and the Alliance de la Presse d'Information Generale said Thursday that they agreed to set up a...

FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex leaves after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021, that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent her estranged father. The former Meghan Markle is suing publisher Associated Newspapers for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement over five February 2019 articles in the Mail on Sunday and on the MailOnline website that published portions of a handwritten letter to her father, Thomas Markle, after her marriage to Britain’s Prince Harry in 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan letter

Jan. 20, 2021 12:40 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent to her estranged father after her marriage to Prince Harry. Arguing against the duchess’ privacy-infringement claim in a...

In this image from video, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., speaks as the Senate reconvenes to debate the objection to confirm the Electoral College Vote from Arizona, after protesters stormed into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)

Sen. Josh Hawley has new publisher for 'Big Tech' book

Jan. 18, 2021 11:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Josh Hawley has found a new publisher after his book was dropped by Simon & Schuster in the wake of the siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. The conversative publisher Regnery announced Monday that Hawley's “The Tyranny of Big Tech” will...

A member of the Pennsylvania Capitol Police stands guard at the entrance to the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week.  (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Journalists prepare for protests where they could be targets

Jan. 16, 2021 10:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — While monitoring online chatter about protests at state capitols in advance of next week's presidential inauguration, the Seattle Times came across a chilling description for journalists: soft targets. The phrase drove home the importance of safety precautions being put in place by news...

FILE — In this Aug. 20, 2020 file photo, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong speaks to the media during a watch party for the Democratic National Convention, at Dunkin' Donuts Park, in Hartford, Conn. Connecticut authorities are investigating whether Amazon's e-book deals with certain publishers are anticompetitive and violate antitrust laws, state Attorney General William Tong said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Connecticut probing Amazon's e-book deals with publishers

Jan. 14, 2021 1:03 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities are investigating whether Amazon's e-book deals with certain publishers are anticompetitive and violate antitrust laws, state Attorney General William Tong said Thursday. Tong released only a few details of the probe. He said the state attorney general's...

New publisher named for several Mississippi publications

Jan. 14, 2021 10:32 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Kentucky native who has worked for publications in several states is the new publisher of multiple Mississippi publications owned by Alabama-based Boone Newspapers. Kevin Warren, 50, will lead The Natchez Democrat, Natchez the Magazine, Brookhaven Daily Leader, Brookhaven Magazine,...

FILE - Billie Eilish arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The Grammy-winning star is releasing a collection of hundreds of rarely seen photos in May. Grand Central Publishing announced Tuesday that the book is called

Her past: Billie Eilish photo book coming in May

Jan. 12, 2021 2:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 19, Billie Eilish is already looking back. The Grammy-winning star is releasing a collection of hundreds of rarely seen photos in May, Grand Central Publishing announced Tuesday. The book is called “Billie Eilish” and, according to Grand Central, will “capture...

Arts agency member resigns after vulgar comment about Harris

Jan. 8, 2021 6:23 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An appointee to the Ohio Arts Council resigned Friday after making a vulgar comment on social media about Vice President-elect Kamala Harris that also supported President Donald Trump’s false claims that he won the election. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said he accepted Susan...