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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2019, file photo, Ernest Hemingway's close friend and biographer, A.E. Hotchner, talks about his friendship with Hemingway at his home in Westport, Conn. A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a Steven Soderbergh film, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at age 102. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Writer AE Hotchner, friend to Hemingway, Newman, dead at 102

Feb. 15, 2020 11:21 PM EST

A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a Steven Soderbergh film, died Saturday at age 102. He died...

FILE - In this June 17, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant react as in the final second of Game 7 of the NBA basketball finals against the Boston Celtics in Los Angeles. Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Pillar of Red Sox, long a Lakers fan, names daughter 'Kobie'

Feb. 15, 2020 9:59 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — New Boston Red Sox outfielder Kevin Pillar grew up in the Los Angeles area as a Lakers fan and named his daughter “Kobie,” after Kobe Bryant. He said he was most impressed with what Bryant has done after he retired from the NBA. Pillar said he hopes to write a...

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Winfrey holds TV discussion on 'American Dirt' in Arizona

Feb. 14, 2020 6:16 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's soon-to-be televised discussion about the controversial novel “American Dirt” is drawing scrutiny for not inviting some of the book's harshest Latino critics. The talk show host organized her much-hyped conversation with author Jeanine Cummins on Thursday...

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Feb. 14, 2020 1:39 PM EST

Best-Selling Books Week Ended February 8sht. FICTION 1. “Golden in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin's Press) 2. “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books) 3. “Crooked River” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “Dog Man:...

FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. Federal prosecutors want the disgraced former mayor of Baltimore to be sentenced to nearly five years in prison for the scheme involving sales of her self-published children's books. Prosecutors in a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, told a judge that sentence would be an adequate punishment for Pugh and would deter other politicians from breaking the public's trust. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Ex-Baltimore mayor seeks prison sentence of 1 year and 1 day

Feb. 14, 2020 12:40 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's disgraced former mayor is asking a judge for a sentence one year and one day in prison for a scheme that involved the sale of her self-published children's books. Prosecutors recently asked that the 69-year-old spend nearly 5 years in prison. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 12, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, left, listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. Crenshaw has a book out in April 2020. The former Navy SEAL's book is called “Fortitude,” and will combine personal memories and “no-nonsense” advice as Crenshaw addresses today’s growing political and cultural divisions. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Rep. Dan Crenshaw to combine memoir, advice in upcoming book

Feb. 14, 2020 8:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Dan Crenshaw , the Texas Republican, has a book out in April. The former Navy SEAL's book is called “Fortitude” and will combine personal memories and “no-nonsense” advice as Crenshaw addresses today’s growing political and cultural divisions,...

Turkey court acquits exiled novelist of terror charges

Feb. 14, 2020 8:01 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday acquitted journalist and award-winning novelist Asli Erdogan of terrorism-related charges for writing for a pro-Kurdish newspaper that has since been shut-down. Lawyer Erdal Dogan told reporters that the court in Istanbul acquitted the author, who lives in exile in...

FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. Federal prosecutors want the disgraced former mayor of Baltimore to be sentenced to nearly five years in prison for the scheme involving sales of her self-published children's books. Prosecutors in a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, told a judge that sentence would be an adequate punishment for Pugh and would deter other politicians from breaking the public's trust. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Prosecutors seek nearly 5 years for former Baltimore mayor

Feb. 13, 2020 4:08 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors want the disgraced former mayor of Baltimore to be sentenced to nearly five years in prison for the scheme involving sales of her self-published “Healthy Holly” children's books. In a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, prosecutors told a judge that a...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, former NFL football quarterback Colin Kaepernick smiles on stage during W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremonies at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Colin Kaepernick can add author and publisher to his resume.  The former NFL quarterback who knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality announced Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, he's writing a memoir through his own publishing company.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Kaepernick to release memoir through his publishing company

Feb. 13, 2020 2:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kaepernick can add author and publisher to his resume. The former NFL quarterback who knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality announced Thursday he's writing a memoir through his own publishing company. It's called Kaepernick Publishing, and...

US-Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Feb. 13, 2020 1:52 PM EST

1. “Golden in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin's Press) 2. “Open Book” by Jessica Simpson (Dey Street) 3. “Crooked River” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books) 5. “The...