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FILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, Pete Hamill responds during an interview at the Skylight Diner in New York. The longtime New York City newspaper columnist and author has died. His brother Denis Hamill said Pete died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist and novelist, dies

Aug. 5, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Hamill, the self-taught, street-wise newspaper columnist whose love affair with New York inspired a colorful and uniquely influential journalistic career and produced several books of fiction and nonfiction, died Wednesday morning. He was 85. Hamill died at a Brooklyn hospital from...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2018 file photo, Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler walks in the courtyard of the City Museum in Havana, Cuba. Leal, who oversaw the transformation of crumbling Old Havana to an immaculately restored colonial tourist attraction, becoming the de-facto mayor of the historic city center and one of the nation’s most prominent public intellectuals, has died according to state media on Friday, July 31, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)

Eusebio Leal, who oversaw renewal of Old Havana, dies at 77

Jul. 31, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Eusebio Leal Spengler, who oversaw the transformation of crumbling Old Havana to an immaculately restored colonial tourist attraction, becoming the de-facto mayor of the historic city center and one of the nation’s most prominent public intellectuals, has died. He was 77. He had been...

FILE - Ken Burns, director of the PBS documentary series

Burns outlines 8 projects; PBS launches documentary service

Jul. 28, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What do Ernest Hemingway, Muhammad Ali, Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci have in common? All are getting the Ken Burns treatment in the next few years. The PBS documentarian said Tuesday that he has eight projects in the works, half of them in-depth looks at the four personalities....

FILE - Dorothy Parker is shown at the typewriter in this Nov. 29, 1941 file photo. A federal judge has ruled. that compiling Dorothy Parker's poems was a far less original act than writing them. The editor of a book of uncollected work by the late author did not show enough

Talks underway to move ashes of famed writer from Baltimore

Jul. 18, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Dorothy Parker just can’t rest in peace. The ashes of the wisecracking New York writer have been shelved in the obscurity of a lawyer’s office. Then came proposals to sprinkle her remains in the Hudson River or paint them into art. Finally, her ashes were interred beneath a...

Students wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus have their documents checked by security officers before the first day of China's national college entrance examinations, known as the gaokao, in Beijing, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. China's college entrance exams began in Beijing on Tuesday after being delayed by a month due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Air New Zealand puts hold on new flight bookings

Jul. 6, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s national carrier has put a temporary hold on new bookings for flights into the country while the government tries to find enough quarantined hotel rooms for people returning home. Air New Zealand says the hold will last for three weeks and it is also trying...

Residents, wearing white clothes and traditional red scarves, take to the streets on the day the ''txupinazo'' would usually take place to start the famous San Fermin festival, which was due canceled this year by the conoravirus, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Monday, July 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Little to celebrate in Pamplona with no running of the bulls

Jul. 6, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Residents in Spain’s northern city of Pamplona dressed up Monday in white clothes and traditional red scarves to mark what should have been the start of their annual San Fermín festival, which was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Known for its races...

Today in History

Jul. 2, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 2, the 184th day of 2020. There are 182 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 2, 1881, President James A. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau (gee-TOH') at the Washington railroad station; Garfield died the following September. (Guiteau...

Judge rules South Dakota prison porn policy is too broad

Jun. 30, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled a South Dakota corrections policy that bans prisoners from possessing nude pictures that aren't sexually explicit is unconstitutional. Judge Larry Piersol, in an opinion finalized Monday, said the policy that also bans written works that contain sexual...

FILE - In this May 17, 2018 file photo, museum visitors stand near a portrait of author Louisa May Alcott by American artist George Healy at Orchard House in Concord, Mass. The current issue of The Strand Magazine will give readers the chance to discover an obscure and unfinished work of fiction by Alcott,

Early, rarely seen Alcott story published in Strand Magazine

Jun. 25, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The current issue of Strand Magazine will give readers the chance to discover an obscure and unfinished Louisa May Alcott work of fiction, and to provide a conclusion themselves. Alcott's “Aunt Nellie's Diary” has rarely been seen since she drafted what may have been a novel...