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In this image from video, former President Barack Obama speaks during the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming Nov. 17

Sep. 17, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first volume of former President Barack Obama's memoir is coming out Nov. 17, two weeks after Election Day. It's called “A Promised Land” and will cover his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first term in office. The publication date for the second volume...

FILE - In this July 4, 2014 file photo, Forrest Fenn poses at his Santa Fe, N.M., home. The antiquities dealer and author who gained fame after hiding a treasure in the Rocky Mountains has died at the age of 90. Police confirmed Fenn died Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, of natural causes at his home in Santa Fe. (Luis Sanchez Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP, File)

Art dealer whose treasure sent hunters scouring US West dies

Sep. 8, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Antiquities dealer and author Forrest Fenn, who gained fame after hiding a treasure chest filled with gold, jewels and other valuables that drove hundreds of thousands of people to search remote corners of the U.S. West for the riches — sometimes with tragic consequences...

Pro wrestling star James 'Kamala' Harris dies at 70

Aug. 10, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

James Harris, a Mississippi-born sharecropper who gained international fame as “Kamala the Ugandan Giant,” a massive professional wrestler who buried opponents with his trademark “splash,” has died. World Wrestling Entertainment confirmed his death in a statement Sunday. Kenny...

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 1960, file photo, the medalists in the women's 200-meter event, from left, bronze medalist Dorothy Hyman, of Great Britain; gold medalist Wilma Rudolph, of the United States, and silver medalist Jutta Heine, of Germany, pose with their medals at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Italy. The 1960 Rome Summer Olympics set the standard for every Olympiad to follow. These Games were the first televised in the United States, even if film of events had to be flown from Rome to New York where Jim McKay did the voice-overs the next day. (AP Photo/File)

Wilma Rudolph turns in triple gold performance in Rome Games

Aug. 4, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

Wilma Rudolph's biggest challenge turned out not to be double pneumonia, scarlet fever or polio. Time wound up being the only obstacle the first American woman to win three gold medals at a single Olympics couldn't beat. “I think Wilma Rudolph, even though her career was short, I think you can make a...

Conservative commentator Eric Metaxas works on memoir

Jul. 30, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative author, commentator and radio host Eric Metaxas is working on a pair of books, including a memoir about his youth and conversion to Christianity. Salem Books announced Thursday that Metaxas' “Fish Out of Water” will be published in February. A second book, in...