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Jon Yaged to succeed Don Weisberg as Macmillan CEO

May. 03, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of Macmillan Publishers, Don Weisberg, will step down at the end of the year. Jon Yaged, currently the company's president, will succeed him. "I can, without hesitation, say that there could be no better time for me to step aside," Weisberg, 67, said in a...

Ex-ABC anchor Gibson prodded out of retirement for podcast

May. 02, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former ABC News anchor Charles Gibson dropped completely out of the public eye upon his retirement in 2009. Now, prodded by his daughter Kate, he's back. The two are collaborating on “The Book Case,” a weekly podcast on reading and authors produced by ABC Audio...

Texas death row inmate to get Supreme Court review

Apr. 25, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed, who claims untested crime-scene evidence will help clear him. Reed was sentenced to death for the 1996 killing of 19-year-old Stacey Stites. Prosecutors say Reed raped...

Winfrey picks Viola Davis memoir for her book club

Apr. 21, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Viola Davis' latest honor is not for her acting, but for her writing. The Oscar winner's upcoming memoir, “Finding Me,” is Oprah Winfrey's new book club pick. “Finding Me,” which comes out next Tuesday, traces Davis' journey from what she has called a...

Michelle Obama to address democracy summit June 13 in LA

Apr. 20, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will deliver the keynote address at a democracy summit sponsored by a national, nonpartisan voting organization she helped create, the group announced Wednesday. The former first lady's June 13 remarks to When We All Vote's inaugural Culture of...

Oprah, Smithsonian Channel to explore health care inequities

Apr. 14, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and the Smithsonian Channel are partnering to highlight racial disparities in the health care system through a new campaign and documentary. The network revealed on Thursday the Color of Care campaign to create a solution toward health equity. The...

Rabih Alameddine wins PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction

Apr. 05, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rabih Alameddine’s “The Wrong End of the Telescope," a novel written in the second person about a transgender doctor named Mina who works in a refugee camp for Syrians, has won the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. “This novel explores the complexities of the...

Oprah Winfrey to receive honorary PEN/Faulkner award

Mar. 29, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For her championing of so many authors over the past quarter century, Oprah Winfrey is herself receiving a literary honor. The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is giving Winfrey its inaugural Literary Champion award, a lifetime achievement prize for contributions to...

H.E.R. does juggling act with concert tours, acting, Grammys

Mar. 15, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — H.E.R. won top Oscar and Grammy music honors last year, but those supreme accolades were just a precursor for the singer-songwriter's next moves. The R&B star enters the Grammy Awards as one of the leading nominees again, she’s the new global ambassador for...

Nestle plans Arizona factory for plant-based coffee creamers

Mar. 09, 2022 10:39 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Nestle USA announced Wednesday it will build a $675 million plant in metro Phoenix to produce beverages including oat milk coffee creamers as consumer demand soars for plant-based products. Nestle, which makes the Coffee mate brand of creamers, said the factory will...