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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...

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Netflix's ‘Cuties’ becomes target of politicized backlash

Sep. 14, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

The backlash to the French independent film “Mignonnes,” or “Cuties,” started before it had even been released because of a poster that went viral for its provocative depiction of its young female actors. But the spotlight has only intensified since the film became available on Netflix...

Washington Post journalist named executive editor at Crown

Sep. 8, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prize-winning journalist at The Washington Post has been named vice president and executive editor at Crown, a prominent division of Penguin Random House where authors include Barack and Michelle Obama. Madhulika Sikka will acquire and develop books on subjects ranging from politics to...

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Obama, Johansson and more react to death of Chadwick Boseman

Aug. 29, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. You could tell right away that he was blessed. To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his...

Vice President Mike Pence stands on stage with President Donald Trump after Pence spoke on the third day of the Republican National Convention at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pence defends police at convention amid rising race tension

Aug. 27, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence forcefully defended law enforcement Wednesday night but made no mention of the Black Americans killed by police this year as he addressed Republican convention proceedings that unfolded amid new protests against racial injustice following the latest shooting. The...

President Donald Trump arrives to listen to first lady Melania Trump speak during the 2020 Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Scant mention of brewing crises at Republican convention

Aug. 26, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republicans make the case for a second Trump term at their convention, trouble is brewing outside. A potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane is bearing down on Texas and Louisiana and will likely test the administration's emergency response capabilities. California is battling...

First lady Melania Trump speaks on the second day of the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Melania Trump tells virus sufferers they're 'not alone'

Aug. 26, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump went there. While others at the Republican National Convention spoke about the coronavirus largely as a challenge successfully conquered, the first lady on Tuesday night used her address from the Rose Garden to acknowledge the pain of lives lost and families upended by the...

Donald Trump Jr., speaks as he tapes his speech for the first day of the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WHAT TO WATCH: Melania, Pompeo and Trump at GOP convention

Aug. 25, 2020 5:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tuesday's program at the Republican National Convention is likely to wade into familiar waters, with a lineup expected to speak on divisive issues like abortion and “cancel culture,” while lambasting Democratic rival Joe Biden and the Democrats' progressive wing. Unlike...

President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's baseless claim of 'deep state' at FDA

Aug. 24, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is leveling unfounded attacks on his Food and Drug Administration and distorting the science on effective treatments for COVID-19. Heading this week into the Republican National Convention, he asserted that the agency is slow-walking vaccines and treatments for the...

In this image from video, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, speaks after the roll call vote during the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

AP FACT CHECK: What the Dems didn't say, and what Trump did

Aug. 22, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and fellow Democrats spun an assortment of facts to their benefit in their national convention, omitting inconvenient truths such as Barack Obama's record of aggressive deportations and swift action by a Republican president to save the auto industry more than a decade ago....