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The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Nov. 12, 2019 12:37 PM EST

Apple Book charts for week ending November 10, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. Blue Moon by Lee Child - 9780399593550 - (Random House Publishing Group) 2. Olive, Again (Oprah's Book Club) by Elizabeth Strout - 9780812996555 - (Random House Publishing Group) 3. Final Option by Boyd...

Uber CEO walks back comment on Saudi writer's slaying

Nov. 11, 2019 3:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist "a mistake" and comparing it to the death of a pedestrian struck by one of the company's autonomous vehicles. Khosrowshahi later said he regretted his comments, made during an interview with...

Iran bans sale of Israeli author accused of Darwinism

Nov. 11, 2019 1:11 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Tehran publishers' league in Iran says it has outlawed buying or selling books by the bestselling Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari. Iran's culture ministry banned his books from publication in May. The ministry alleges they promote the theory of evolution and fabricate history. The...

AP sources: Former Trump adviser John Bolton has a book deal

Nov. 10, 2019 6:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton has a book deal, The Associated Press has learned. The hawkish Bolton departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Donald Trump. He reached a deal over the past few weeks with Simon & Schuster,...

Anonymous book describes volatile, incompetent Trump

Nov. 7, 2019 10:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A forthcoming book by an anonymous author identified only as "a senior official in the Trump administration" describes President Donald Trump as volatile, incompetent and unfit to be commander in chief, according to excerpts published Thursday by The Washington Post. The book describes...

Editorials from around Oregon

Nov. 7, 2019 1:14 PM EST

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ The Oregonian/OregonLive, Nov. 6, on the death of Columbia Sportswear's chairwoman Gert Boyle: Gert Boyle's intimidating glare in Columbia Sportswear commercials will surely live on in people's memories of the company's longtime chairwoman, who died last week at age...

'Fifty Shades' publisher Anne Messitte is leaving company

Nov. 6, 2019 4:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher who helped make E L James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" a phenomenon is being forced out amid a company restructuring. Anne Messitte, longtime head of the Vintage and Anchor paperback imprints, will depart next month, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group announced Wednesday. Spokesman...

New York Times adds subscribers, digital ad revenue slides

Nov. 6, 2019 11:44 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. continued to add new subscribers in the third quarter, but advertising revenue slid as the company noted "turbulence" in the digital-ad market. Profit fell overall. The newspaper publisher has successfully reoriented itself toward digital subscriptions, with a goal of...

Salt Lake Tribune gets IRS approval to convert to nonprofit

Nov. 4, 2019 6:39 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake Tribune hopes its new status as a nonprofit will ensure its long-term viability in an industry in crisis — and other newspapers suffering amid the same declines in advertising and circulation revenues are expected to be watching closely. The newspaper will be...

DOJ sends letter to publisher of book by 'Anonymous'

Nov. 4, 2019 4:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department has sent a letter to the publisher and literary agency of the anonymous government official whose book is scheduled to come out later this month. The letter raises questions over whether any confidentiality agreement has been violated and asked for information that...