Google, Israel’s National Library team up to digitize books

JERUSALEM (AP) — The National Library of Israel is working with Google to digitize 120,000 books from its extensive collection of Jewish texts and upload them to the internet for public use. ...

Trump to face limits of his power in impeachment hearings

NEW YORK (AP) — For three years, Donald Trump has unapologetically defied the conventions of the American presidency. On Wednesday, he comes face to face with the limits of his power, confrontin...

Spotlight on Texas' '10-day rule' in life support cases

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas law that gives families 10 days to find a new hospital if they disagree with doctors who decide to take a patient off life support is once again under the spotlight after a judge...

Trump to face limits of his power in impeachment hearings

NEW YORK (AP) — For three years, Donald Trump has unapologetically defied the conventions of the American presidency. On Wednesday, he comes face to face with the limits of his power, confronting an i...

'Andromeda Evolution' is sequel to Michael Crichton book

"The Andromeda Evolution," Harper, by Daniel H. Wilson To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Michael Crichton's epic novel, "The Andromeda Strain," the author's est...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Apple Book charts for week ending November 10, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. Blue Moon by Lee Child - 9780399593550 - (Random House Publishing Group) ...

Review: 'Life Isn't Everything' toasts director Mike Nichols

"Life isn't everything: Mike Nichols, as remembered by 103 of his closest friends," Henry Holt and Co., by Ash Carter and Sam Kashner The subtitle of "Life isn't everything," a capti...

Narrative turns to world of poaching in 'Tracking Game'

"Tracking Game: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery," Crooked Lane Books, by Margaret Mizushima An explosion turns a fun evening into a rescue and mystery in Margaret Mizushima's latest novel...

From kitchen tools to books, gifts for young chefs

Do you have a kid in your life who loves a good baking session? Who really wants to use your chef's knife? Who is addicted to the TV show MasterChef Junior, and who uses words like "umami" in regular...

Airborne Toxic Event leader Mikel Jollett writing memoir

NEW YORK (AP) — Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett is writing a memoir. Celadon Books announced Tuesday that Jollett's "Hollywood Park," also the title of the band's next al...

Iran bans sale of Israeli author accused of Darwinism

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Tehran publishers' league in Iran says it has outlawed buying or selling books by the bestselling Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari. Iran's culture ministry ba...

Author endeavors to show how animals relate to humans

"Our Wild Calling — How connecting with animals can transform our lives — and save theirs," Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, by Richard Louv Are we on the threshold of major advances ...

Rebirth, angst and the 'new normal' of California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Tina Chandler walks outside her home and sniffs the air. "Do you smell smoke?" she asks. Even when the scent is no longer there, it haunts her. So does the ...

Reflections on writing about the lives of Beckett, Beauvoir

"Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me: A Memoir," Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, by Deirdre Bair Deirdre Bair has spent her life writing well-received biographies of ...

Hot, crowded and secret room now part of impeachment lore

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's "excruciating." It smells like a "locker room." And what happens there is supposed to stay there. When history is written about President Donald Trump's presid...