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'The Nest' author has new novel scheduled for 2021

'The Nest' author has new novel scheduled for 2021

NEW YORK — The author of the million-selling debut novel “The Nest” has another story of family drama coming out next year. Ecco announced Wednesday that Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s “Good Company" will be published in May.
Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

NEW YORK — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes.
Science mag makes first endorsement in 175 years, taps Biden

Science mag makes first endorsement in 175 years, taps Biden

NEW YORK — Even though Scientific American had never endorsed a presidential candidate in the magazine's 175-year history, its top editor said Tuesday there was little internal debate over a decision to back Democrat Joe Biden.

6 emerging women writers receive $30,000 Rona Jaffe Awards

NEW YORK — Fiction writers Mari Christmas and Yalitza Ferreras and poets Elisa Gonzalez and Charleen McClure are among six winners of Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards, $30,000 prizes for emerging women authors.

Lawsuit: 'Cheer' star Jerry Harris sexually solicited minors

FORT WORTH, Texas — Twin boys in Texas say that beginning when they were 13, “Cheer” star Jerry Harris sent them sexually explicit photos and videos of himself, and at one point cornered one boy in a bathroom at a cheer competition and begged for ora
Zimbabwean writer, Americans on diverse Booker Prize list

Zimbabwean writer, Americans on diverse Booker Prize list

LONDON — A Zimbabwean writer who was arrested during anti-government protests is among six finalists announced Tuesday on a diverse list of contenders for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction.
New picture book series celebrates kitties and unicorns

New picture book series celebrates kitties and unicorns

NEW YORK — The bestselling team behind the “Princess in Black” children's series is looking to an even younger audience for its latest project.

When can I shred this check? Answers to online banking FAQ

As the COVID-19 pandemic leads banking customers to lean into online technology to manage their money, those trying online banking for the first time may find themselves with questions about how to handle things previously done in person or with pape
Madonna to direct, co-write biopic about herself

Madonna to direct, co-write biopic about herself

NEW YORK — A biopic about Madonna has found a uniquely qualified director: Madonna, herself.
Seeping under doors, bad air from West's fires won't ease up

Seeping under doors, bad air from West's fires won't ease up

PORTLAND, Ore.