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31-1 shot Math Wizard solves $1 million Pennsylvania Derby

Sep. 21, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — Math Wizard won the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at 31-1 odds on Saturday, edging Mr. Money by a neck in a race missing disqualified Kentucky Derby winner Maximum Security. Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., Math Wizard ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.94 at Parx Racing. "I was screaming so loud I lost...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Sep. 17, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending September 13: Fiction: 1. The Sisters by Dervla McTiernan, narrated by Aoife McMahon (Audible Studios) 2. The Institute: A Novel by Stephen King, narrated by Santino Fontana (Simon & Schuster Audio) 3. The Mystwick School of Musicraft by Jessica Khoury, narrated by...

Review: 'Downton Abbey' film is stately but too safe

Sep. 16, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

The "Downton Abbey " movie isn't exactly a movie. It's more like another season of the popular "Masterpiece Classic" show that's been condensed to 90 minutes instead of 8 hours. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes, almost every character who made it out of the six season run alive is back for their big...

DeShields leads Sky 105-75 rout of Mercury in playoff opener

Sep. 11, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 25 points and the fifth-seeded Chicago Sky used a dominating second half for a 105-76 win over the eighth-seeded Phoenix Mercury in a first-round, winner-take-all playoff game on Wednesday night. Astou Nadour and Stefanie Dolson added 16 points apiece for the Sky,...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Sep. 10, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending September 6: Fiction: 1. The Sisters by Dervla McTiernan, narrated by Aoife McMahon (Audible Studios) 2. Treasure Island: An Audible Original Drama by Robert Louis Stevenson & Marty Ross - adaptation, narrated by Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate & Owen...

Susan Kamil, longtime publisher and editor, dead at 69

Sep. 9, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Kamil, a revered editor and publisher who found critical and commercial success with authors ranging from Salman Rushdie and Ta-Nehisi Coates to Elizabeth Strout and Sophie Kinsella, has died at age 69. Random House Publishing Group President Gina Centrello announced that Kamil died...

Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?

Sep. 9, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. Eating habits in the U.S. have changed significantly in recent decades, and packaged bars, chips and sweets have spread into every corner of life. In the late...

Longchamp doesn't want to be remembered as just French

Sep. 8, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Longchamp doesn't want to be remembered as exclusively French. Though artistic director Sophie Delafontaine is a proud Parisian, she said she wants the brand to embody an international spirit. And what better way to show that spirit than bringing a collection to New York inspired by the...

Sims scores 22 points, Lynx beat Mercury 83-69

Sep. 7, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 11 of her 22 points in a game-changing and contentious third quarter and the Minnesota Lynx rolled to an 83-69 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night. The Mercury led 44-40 at the half but were outscored 9-0 to start the third quarter. DeWanna Bonner picked up...

Law requiring marriage applicants to divulge race challenged

Sep. 6, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Three couples planning to get married in Virginia have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a state requirement that they disclose their race on their marriage application. Civil-rights lawyer Victor Glasberg, who filed the lawsuit Thursday in Alexandria, says the requirement is a...