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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018 photo, Rabbi Eli Wilansky lights a candle after a mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. The three congregations sharing space at the Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers. In March 2020, the congregations dispersed from their new locations due to the coronavirus pandemic and switched to virtual services. (Steph Chamber/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Attack, then pandemic: Pittsburgh Jewish congregations cope

Oct. 24, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

Two years ago, the three congregations sharing space at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers. Last March, the congregations dispersed from their new locations due to the coronavirus pandemic and switched to virtual services. On Tuesday, as they...

US-Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Oct. 22, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

1. A Time for Mercy, John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. Dog Man: Grime and Punishment, Dav Pilkey (Graphix) , 3, Room on the Broom, Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Puffin) 4. Modern Comfort Food, Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter) 5. The Return, Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 6. This Just Speaks to Me, Hoda...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Oct. 22, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. A Time for Mercy John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. The Return Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central) 3. The Evening and the Morning Ken Follett (Viking) 4. The Book of Two Ways Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) 5. The Searcher Tana French (Viking) 6. Jingle All the Way Debbie Macomber (Ballantine) 7. The...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the tolerance minister of the United Arab Emirates, speaks to The Associated Press in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The chair of Britain's Hay literary festival said Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, that the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the festival's curators alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Sheikh Nahyan while working with him. When asked about the allegation by the AP, the UAE's Foreign Ministry said it does not comment on personal matters. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

UK festival curator accuses UAE minister of sex assault

Oct. 21, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The chair of Britain’s Hay literary festival said Sunday the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the festival’s curators alleged that she was sexually assaulted by the tolerance minister of the United Arab Emirates while working with him. Lawyers for the minister...

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Natalie Portman releases children's book of inclusive fables

Oct. 21, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Natalie Portman is putting her body through the paces to get into fighting shape for her next Marvel movie. The Oscar winner, preparing to film “Thor: Love and Thunder” in Sydney, Australia, is training hard after a monthslong pandemic pause in her diet and exercise regimen....

Apple Books-Top-10

Oct. 20, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. A Time for Mercy by John Grisham - 9780385545976 - (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 2. The Boyfriend Effect by Kendall Ryan - No ISBN Available - (Kendall Ryan, LLC) 3. Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand - 9780316435611 - (Little, Brown and Company) ...

FILE - Billy Porter attends the National Board of Review Awards gala in New York on Jan. 8, 2020. Porter narrates “EQUAL,” a new docuseries on HBO Max that traces the history of the gay rights movement through the Stonewall uprising in 1969. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Billy Porter helps examine origins of gay rights movement

Oct. 20, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

Billy Porter is busy, pandemic or not. He’s just appeared in a virtual play about nurses on the front lines. His series “Pose” is returning to production. He's soon to appear in the “Cinderella” remake. He’s writing a memoir — a project he calls the hardest thing...

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Review: Cary Grant bio a perceptive look at captivating star

Oct. 20, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

“Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise” by Scott Eyman (Simon & Schuster) Self-trained English actor Archie Leach pulled off the role of a lifetime: becoming Hollywood legend Cary Grant. Why the child of a broken family hid behind the silver screen’s definition of easy charm and handsome...

This image shows a party game focused on Latino pop culture. the Tragos Stay Home Pack and includes such activities as showing off your best moves to Bad Bunny’s Yo Perreo Sola dance and taking your best shot at duplicating Cardi B’s coronavirus howl. Half the proceeds of the set go to The Immigrant Worker Safety Net Fund. Available on TragosGame.com. Options in Spanish and English, both digital and in a box, are now widely available.(Tragos Games LLC via AP)

Gifty new and unusual pandemic-proof games for the holidays

Oct. 19, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic has proven there's no shortage of games to keep families, couples and kids amused. The classics are ever-present, but a range of new or off-the-beaten-track gift entries are available. A sampling: TRAGOS: It's a party card game focused on Latino pop culture that comes in a...

This combination photo shows the cast of the award-winning White House television drama.

'The West Wing' cast reunites again, this time for a book

Oct. 19, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The stars of “The West Wing” are once again joining together, this time for a book about the award-winning White House television drama. On Monday, Dutton announced that it had acquired “What's Next: A Citizen's Guide to The West Wing,” organized by actors...