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NEW YORK | AP NewsBreak: Katie Couric writing memoir, expected for 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Couric is writing a memoir, one she is counting on to live up to its title: “Unexpected.” In an announcement Tuesday, the publisher Little, Brown and Company told The Associated Press that the book was scheduled for spring 2021. Couric plans to share details both “hilarious” and “humiliating” as she … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP NewsBreak: Katie Couric writing memoir, expected for 2021

NEW YORK | Inmate freed with help by Kim Kardashian West gets book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate whose life sentence was commuted thanks in part to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West has a book deal, along with deals for film and television rights. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Wednesday that Alice Marie Johnson’s “After Life: My Journey From Incarceration to Freedom” comes out … Continue reading NEW YORK | Inmate freed with help by Kim Kardashian West gets book deal

NFL ICYMI: Baker gets a win, and sends his best to Hue

Maybe it was Baker Mayfield‘s way of saying “Merry Christmas” to his old coach. OK, maybe not. Mayfield threw for 284 yards and three scores in engineering the Browns to yet another win Sunday, but his staredown of fired Browns coach Hue Jackson grabbed more attention than anything. It came after the rookie quarterback connected … Continue reading NFL ICYMI: Baker gets a win, and sends his best to Hue

NEW YORK | Former CIA head John O. Brennan writing memoir, due in 2020

NEW YORK — John O. Brennan, the former CIA director and longtime intelligence official, is working on a memoir. Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, confirmed to The By Associated Press on Wednesday that it had a deal with Brennan. According to Celadon, the book will cover his more than 30 years in government … Continue reading NEW YORK | Former CIA head John O. Brennan writing memoir, due in 2020

NEW YORK | James says he ‘stands with Nike’ in reference to Kaepernick

NEW YORK — Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said on Tuesday that he “stands with Nike,” a clear reference to the company’s Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. The basketball superstar — and new Los Angeles Laker — made the remarks as he received an award for both his style and his philanthropy, … Continue reading NEW YORK | James says he ‘stands with Nike’ in reference to Kaepernick

AP Essay: Aretha Franklin, John McCain and the 1960s

“Hope I die before I get old,” the Who sang at Woodstock as the 1960s hurtled to their end. Indeed, the decade and its echoes made premature legends of so many — Kennedy to King, Hendrix to Joplin to Morrison. They became emblems of an era, and the packaging of their virtues and vices has … Continue reading AP Essay: Aretha Franklin, John McCain and the 1960s