Kansas library asked to move transgender children books

ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — Members of a Kansas public library board are considering a request to move books that include transgender characters out of the children's section. Andover resid...

Jarrett memoir excerpted in free online compilation

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett's memoir and a new novel by acclaimed author Karl Marlantes are among dozens of upcoming works excerpted in a free online compilation. ...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending January 13, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. First Man 2. A Simple Favor 3. Crazy Ric...

Xi's Taiwan speech, its intended audience, and how it played into the DPP’s hands

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- As the dust settles on the latest "make or break" moment in cross-strait relations, it appears that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping’s spe...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending January 6, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Crazy Rich Asians 2. A Simple Favor 3. Ni...

Review: Gervais crafts intelligent and thoughtful thriller

"Hunt Them Down" (Thomas and Mercer), by Simon Gervais Pierce Hunt has returned from a six-month forced leave after a reporter is injured during a bust even though it's not Hunt's fa...

South America bloc's woes leave architectural gem forlorn

SAN ANTONIO DE PICHINCHA, Ecuador (AP) — It's a gravity-defying edifice that befits the lofty ambitions of what was supposed to be a symbol of South American unity. Set against an ar...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending December 28: Fiction 1. Christmas Eve, 1914 by Charles Olivier, narrated by Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, Dam...

Xi Jinping to give New Year's speech addressing Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese leader, Chairman Xi Jinping, will give his first major speech of 2019 on Jan. 2, which will focus specifically on Taiwan. On Monday, Dec. 31, China’s stat...

HBO Asia to film original sci-fi series in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – HBO Asia recently announced a new sci-fi original series that will be shot completely in Taiwan. The show will be entitled “Dream Raiders” (獵夢特工), and the c...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending December 21: Fiction 1. Christmas Eve, 1914 by Charles Olivier, narrated by Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, Dam...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending December 14: Fiction 1. The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, narrated by Richard Armitage (Audible Studios) ...

Kremlin denies roiling US politics through social media

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has rejected as baseless reports about a Russian political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media. Reports released by the Senate intelligence committ...

'Burning,' 'Cold War' top AP's best films of 2018

Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr name their choices for the best films of 2018. JAKE COYLE 1. "Burning": It was, for sure, an extraordinary...

From Trump to #MeToo, publishing made headlines in 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The publishing world made headlines in 2018, and not always by design. A wave of best-sellers offered damaging accounts of Donald Trump's White House, a million-selling memoir by Miche...