The Latest: Time magazine says Trump’s got it wrong
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The Latest: Time magazine says Trump’s got it wrong

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9 p.m. Time magazine is disputing President Donald Trump’s account of how he rejected the magazine’s request for an interview and photo sessions ahead of its “Person of the Year” issue. In a Friday evening tweet, Trump says the magazine informed … Continue reading

Disney hopes for its next blockbuster in newest ‘Star Wars’
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Disney hopes for its next blockbuster in newest ‘Star Wars’

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s $4 billion deal for Lucasfilm and “Star Wars” just keeps getting better for the House of Mouse. The company is banking on the latest installments, “The Last Jedi” in December and a Han Solo movie in May, to drive people to theaters. But that’s far from the end of money-making … Continue reading

AP Exclusive: Clinton book has sold more than 300,000 copies
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AP Exclusive: Clinton book has sold more than 300,000 copies

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened” had a big debut. Clinton’s book about her stunning loss in 2016 to Donald Trump sold more than 300,000 copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-book and audio, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The book’s hardcover sales of 168,000 was the highest … Continue reading

Locke takes incisive look at racial issues in new novel
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Locke takes incisive look at racial issues in new novel

“Bluebird, Bluebird: a Novel” (Mullholland Books), by Attica Locke Attica Locke’s incisive look at racial issues reaches another milestone in the gripping “Bluebird, Bluebird.” Locke unflinchingly illustrates the intersection of race and justice as seen in an insular community in East Texas. The author packs the excellent novel with believable characters whose motives often are … Continue reading

US author George Saunders favorite to win Man Booker Prize
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US author George Saunders favorite to win Man Booker Prize

LONDON (AP) — American author George Saunders is favorite to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with his novel of the afterlife, “Lincoln in the Bardo.” British bookmakers Ladbrokes and William Hill made Saunders the front-runner among six finalists announced Wednesday for the 50,000-pound ($66,000) prize. The novel is set in a Washington … Continue reading

Scholar who sees race, intelligence ties to speak at Harvard
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Scholar who sees race, intelligence ties to speak at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University is hosting a talk by an author who co-wrote a book discussing racial differences in intelligence and touched off a boisterous protest earlier this year in Vermont. Political scientist Charles Murray, co-author of 1994’s “The Bell Curve,” has said his views are misunderstood. He says he hopes Wednesday evening’s … Continue reading

Ron Howard takes helm of Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film
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Ron Howard takes helm of Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lucasfilm announced their replacement director Thursday, two days after Lord and Miller left the project over creative differences. Howard gives the reeling production a veteran hand in the … Continue reading