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Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales

NEW YORK — Former President Barack Obama's “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history.

Rapper with flamethrower in custody over NYC bus stunt

NEW YORK — A rapper who shot off a flamethrower while standing on an occupied New York City bus surrendered to police on Wednesday. Authorities said Dupree G.O.D was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.
U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo to serve third 1-year term

U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo to serve third 1-year term

NEW YORK — U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo will serve a third, one-year term and has launched an online project that celebrates Native American poets around the country.
Charles Yu novel, Malcolm X bio win National Book Awards

Charles Yu novel, Malcolm X bio win National Book Awards

NEW YORK — Charles Yu's “Interior Chinatown,” a satirical, cinematic novel written in the form of a screenplay, has won the National Book Award for fiction.
Wrongful death lawsuit filed over Naya Rivera's drowning

Wrongful death lawsuit filed over Naya Rivera's drowning

VENTURA, Calif. — A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over the drowning of “Glee” actor Naya Rivera, who died this summer while boating with her 4-year-old son on a California lake.
Al Pacino, Tina Fey to appear in 'Heroes of New York' lineup

Al Pacino, Tina Fey to appear in 'Heroes of New York' lineup

NEW YORK — Al Pacino, Tina Fey and Eli Manning will join a star-studded lineup to celebrate the selfless acts of New Yorkers. Robin Hood and iHeartRadio announced a collaboration Thursday to present “Heroes of New York,” which will air Dec.
José Feliciano celebrates 50 years of 'Feliz Navidad'

José Feliciano celebrates 50 years of 'Feliz Navidad'

LOS ANGELES — José Feliciano is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his bilingual Christmas classic “Feliz Navidad” by releasing a new version featuring Jason Mraz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Shaggy and more.
Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift win Apple Music Awards

Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift win Apple Music Awards

NEW YORK — Rapper Lil Baby has been named artist of the year at the second annual Apple Music Awards. The rapper, who topped the charts this year with his sophomore album “My Turn" and reached the No.
Review: In 'Collective,' the rot of government corruption

Review: In 'Collective,' the rot of government corruption

A politicized healthcare crisis, horrifyingly unnecessary death, a crucial election. “Collective," a piercing documentary about corruption in Romania, may not directly concern current events but it feels urgent and vital just the same.
Tory Lanez pleads not guilty in Megan Thee Stallion shooting

Tory Lanez pleads not guilty in Megan Thee Stallion shooting

LOS ANGELES — Rapper Tory Lanez pleaded not guilty through his attorney Wednesday to felony assault charges in the July shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion.