China's coronavirus predicted in 1981 US novel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan virus claims new victims around the world, Twitter users have pointed out that in the 1981 novel, "The Eyes of the Darkness," there is a disease cal...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2020. There are 327 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Feb. 8, 1...

Kobe Bryant's books surging in popularity

Books created by Kobe Bryant’s content company soared in popularity in the days following the basketball legend’s death in a helicopter crash. A trio of the books created by Bryant’s...

AP FACT CHECK: Bracing for Trump's 'relentless optimism'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most jagged edges of President Donald Trump's day-to-day rhetoric may be sanded at the edges Tuesday night. No speech is more carefully prepared than the State of the Union. ...

Tulane acquires archive of Vampire author Anne Rice

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University has acquired the complete archives of bestselling author Anne Rice, who was born and raised in New Orleans and whose books, including “Interview with a Vampire," o...

Week 2 at Weinstein trial: Four accusers and a chihuahua

NEW YORK (AP) — The second week of testimony at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. The woman he's charged with raping testified Friday, giving an often vi...

Bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark dead at age 92

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Higgins Clark, the tireless and long-reigning "Queen of Suspense" whose tales of women beating the odds made her one of the world's most popular writers, died Friday at age 92. ...

AP Exclusive: Woman who says Trump raped her seeks his DNA

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a woman who accuses President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s are asking for a DNA sample, seeking to determine whether his genetic material is on a dress she says ...

Houston writer Bryan Washington to receive Gaines award

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — His path to writing was not straightforward, but Bryan Washington says he's grateful to have found his way. “I really fell into this,” Washington said in a recent ...

Yiyun Li and Leslie Jamison among PEN award nominees

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Yiyun Li and essays by Leslie Jamison and Eve Babitz are among the finalists for honors presented by PEN, the literary and human rights organization. On Tu...

AP FACT CHECK: Fact and fiction in Trump's impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Laying out their impeachment defense, President Donald Trump's lawyers perpetuated a baseless claim that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election as they argued that Trump had good re...

Librarians honor books by Luiselli and Higginbotham

NEW YORK (AP) — Valeria Luiselli's novel “Lost Children Archive” and Adam Higginbotham's nonfiction “Midnight in Chernobyl” have been awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal, a $5,000 prize presented by the...

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Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2020. There are 340 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Jan. 26, 2...

Taipei International Book Exhibition set for record crowds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In less than two weeks, the annual Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) will be hosted at the Taipei World Trade Center, featuring a range of international authors ...

Why didn’t accusers abandon Weinstein? Expert to weigh in

NEW YORK (AP) — It's the defense's go-to question at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial: If the once-revered Hollywood mogul is a revolting sexual predator, as prosecutors and scores of women allege, why ...