Al Franken working on book about his years in Washington

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Al Franken is not done with his career as an author.The second-term Minnesota Democrat, former "Saturday Night Live" writer-performer,...

AP NewsBreak: John le Carre memoir coming in September 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — For his next book, John le Carre is sticking to the facts.The master spy novelist has a memoir planned for...

Germany hopes to exhibit some works from Gurlitt collection

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's culture minister hopes to put some works from the trove accumulated by the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt on exhibition next...

New York theater named after stage and TV actor John Cullum

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Tony Award-winner John Cullum has gotten the ultimate stage honor — a theater named after him.The American Theatre of...

Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri to star in new BET reality series

NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers Snoop Dogg and Birdman, Grammy-winning producer Jermaine Dupri, and entrepreneur Damon Dash are among the stars of a still-untitled...

Shia LaBeouf charged with public intoxication in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Actor Shia LaBeouf has been arrested and charged with public intoxication after an incident in Austin, Texas.Jail records show LaBeouf...

Asia's largest film festival closes with record visitors

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A typhoon and a government budget cut did not stop cinema lovers from flocking to Asia's most influential film...

Jimi Hendrix family suing Tucson shop owner for guitar

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The estate of Jimi Hendrix is suing a Tucson man for a guitar once owned by the legendary guitarist.The Arizona...

Iran pulls stand from Frankfurt book fair over Rushdie

BERLIN (AP) — The Frankfurt Book Fair says the Iranian government has canceled plans for a national stand at this year's event to protest...

Kenny Rogers announces retirement from touring

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — "The Gambler" Kenny Rogers says he's retiring from touring and will do one last worldwide farewell tour after five decades...

Undercover UK reporter charged over pop star's trial

LONDON (AP) — British authorities say a former undercover journalist has been charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice over the drugs...

South Africa applaud 1 of their own: Trevor Noah

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It's thumbs up for Trevor Noah in South Africa.Many compatriots on Tuesday applauded the South African comedian's debut as host of...

Historic home of author Edith Wharton is finally debt-free

LENOX, Mass. (AP) — Author Edith Wharton's historic Massachusetts home is finally debt-free, seven years after defaulting on a loan and nearly shutting its...

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

iBook charts for week ending September 28, 2015:Top Paid Books1. The Martian by Andy Weir - 9780804139038 - (Crown/Archetype)2. Make Me by Lee Child...

Lady Gaga to be named Woman of the Year by Billboard

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is the woman of the year, according to Billboard magazine.Billboard announced Tuesday that the pop star will be...

Pharrell, book publisher donating books to children in need

NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell Williams and his book publisher have launched a "Happy" campaign for young readers.Along with Penguin Young Readers, the singer...

NYC St. Patrick's parade organizers choose 2nd LGBT group

NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers have chosen a second LGBT group to march in New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade next year.The parade's...
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