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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with Mildred Madison, 94, right, on a

The Latest: Winfrey boosts Biden at get-out-the-vote event

Oct. 28, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Joe Biden is getting a boost from Oprah Winfrey in the final days of the presidential campaign. The Democratic nominee made a surprise appearance Wednesday on a virtual get-out-the-vote event hosted by Winfrey that...

FILE - Oprah Winfrey arrives for the presentation of Stella McCartney's ready-to-wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 fashion collection in Paris on March 4, 2019. Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations and instead citing seven personal favorites ranging from James Baldwin’s landmark essays in “The Fire Next Time” to Mary Oliver’s poetry collection “Devotions.” She is calling her choices “The Books That See Me Through,” works she values for “their ability to comfort, inspire, and enlighten” her. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

`The books that help her through': Winfrey suggests seven

Oct. 26, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With Election Day approaching and the pandemic ongoing, Oprah Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations and instead citing seven personal favorites, ranging from James Baldwin's landmark essays in “The Fire Next Time” to Mary Oliver's poetry collection...

FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Laila Ali arrives at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Laila Ali salutes social activism of athletes with awards

Oct. 14, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Laila Ali is applauding athletes who speak out about social issues. She thinks her father would, too. Ali was to host the virtual Women’s Sports Foundation awards on Wednesday night, recognizing athletes and leaders working toward social justice and racial equality. “I think...

This combination photo released by Apple shows Isabel Wilkerson, author of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” left, and host Oprah Winfrey during a discussion for

Oprah holds conversation with 'Caste' author on Apple TV+

Oct. 2, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will have an in-depth conversation with famed author Isabel Wilkerson as part of the next episode of her “Oprah’s Book Club.” Winfrey’s episode will focus on Wilkerson’s book “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” which...

People gather in Jefferson Square awaiting word on charges against police officers, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place.(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Q&A: What were the results of Breonna Taylor investigation?

Sep. 24, 2020 8:38 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in her Kentucky apartment, a grand jury delivered a long-awaited answer about whether the officers would be punished. The jury on Wednesday did charge one of the officers, Brett Hankison, with three counts of wanton...

People gather in Jefferson Square awaiting word on charges against police officers, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place.(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Q&A: What were the results of Breonna Taylor investigation?

Sep. 23, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in her Kentucky apartment, a grand jury delivered a long-awaited answer about whether the officers would be punished. The jury on Wednesday did charge one of the officers, Brett Hankison, with three counts of wanton...

In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, Catherine O'Hara accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for

A sweep for ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Succession’ tops Emmy Awards

Sep. 21, 2020 4:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including “Frasier” and “Modern Family” failed to achieve. Zendaya, 24, became...

FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, an Emmy statue is displayed onstage at the 70th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, in Los Angeles. The Emmy Awards being held on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, will include a $2.8 million donation to No Kid Hungry to support the group’s efforts to feed children affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Television Academy announced the donation Friday, Sept. 18. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Emmy show will include $2.8M donation to fight child hunger

Sep. 18, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every Emmy Award handed out Sunday will come with something extra — a $100,000 donation to fight child hunger. The Television Academy announced Friday that each network and streaming service competing on the telecast has pledged the donation for every Emmy they win. With 23 Emmys...

FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, Emmy statues appear on stage at the 70th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, in Los Angeles. The Emmy Awards, the first big Hollywood ceremony to attempt a live -- but socially distanced -- broadcast amid the pandemic, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, and producers are promising a live TV experience with 100 cameras in the homes of nominees, and all the chaos that could entail. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Emmys, live and virtual: 'What could possibly go wrong?'

Sep. 17, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel and an alpaca sharing the spotlight. Winners accepting at home in designer pajamas or maybe yoga pants. More than 100 chances for a balky internet connection to bring Sunday’s ceremony to a crashing halt. Come for the awards, stay for the suspense of the...

Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste' on National Book Awards longlist

Sep. 17, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Wilkerson's “Caste,” her acclaimed study of racism in the United States, is among 10 nominees on the National Book Award longlist for nonfiction. The poetry list features works by Natalie Diaz and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, whose “Travesty Generator” features...