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Trisha Yearwood's recipe for fried apple fritters

Oct. 13, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

My dad, Jack, used to reminisce about small fried apple fritters that his mother, Elizabeth, would make for him when he was a kid. Of course, like many passed-down family recipes, this one wasn’t written down anywhere, so Mama went to work, trying to figure out how to make them just like...

Review: A book that reminds us of the many reasons to smile.

Oct. 11, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

“Little Pieces of Hope: Happy-Making Things in a Difficult World,” by Todd Doughty (Penguin Life) Todd Doughty’s “Little Pieces of Hope: Happy-Making Things in a Difficult World” is a joyful compilation of lists meant to remind readers of all the little things...

EXPLAINER: Rare automatic double ruling aids lucky Red Sox

Oct. 10, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The book of Official Baseball Rules covers a lot of ground in its nearly 200 pages. Even the plays nobody has seen before. Umpires didn't have to dig too deep to find a ruling for a bizarre bounce in Sunday's Red Sox-Rays AL Division...

Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer-winning scholar, dead at 84

Oct. 09, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin J. Sherwin, a leading scholar of atomic weapons who in “A World Destroyed” challenged support for the U.S. bombing of Japan and spent more than two decades researching the pioneering physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer for the Pulitzer Prize-winning “American...

Cash windfall for Spanish youth can't be spent on bullfights

Oct. 07, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is offering citizens who turn 18 years old next year 400 euros ($462) to spend on cultural activities. But the sum comes with strings attached: the recipients can't use it to buy tickets for bullfights. The decision was one of the...

Melinda Gates forms nonfiction book imprint, Moment of Lift

Oct. 06, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Melinda French Gates, already one of the world's most prominent philanthropists, will now take on the job of publisher. Gates has formed a nonfiction imprint with Flatiron Books, a division of Macmillan. The imprint, announced Tuesday by Macmillan, is...

Tribes: New evidence proves massacre was at Nevada mine site

Oct. 05, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Tribal lawyers are asking a U.S. judge in Nevada to reconsider her earlier refusal to block digging at a proposed lithium mine near the Oregon line where they say newly uncovered evidence proves it was the sacred site of a massacre of dozens of Native Americans in 1865. ...

Review: Soyinka writes a crime thriller and political satire

Oct. 04, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

“Chronicles From the Land of the Happiest People on Earth,” by Wole Soyinka (Pantheon) With “Chronicles From the Land of the Happiest People on Earth,” Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka has created an exceedingly unique tale, one that feels as if it has a tone and...

John Richardson's final Picasso book arrives in November

Oct. 01, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the fall of 2018, art historian John Richardson fell critically ill and died the following March, at age 95. He left behind a distinguished record as a critic, curator and biographer and questions about the fate of one of the art world's longest awaited volumes, his...

Activist, historian, writer among `genius grant' recipients

Sep. 28, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A historian devoted to keeping alive the stories of long-dead victims of racial violence along the Texas-Mexico border and a civil rights activist whose mission is to make sure people who leave prison are free to walk into the voting booth are among this year’s MacArthur...