2 top executives retiring from Library of America

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 35, the Library of America is in transition. Longtime president Cheryl Hurley and longtime editor-in-chief Geoffrey O’Brien are retiring at the end of the year, the publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday. Hurley will be succeeded by...

UK lawmaker calls Austen among 'greatest living authors'

LONDON (AP) — A British legislator has told Parliament that Jane Austen – who died two centuries ago – was one of Britain’s greatest living authors. Andrea Leadsom quickly corrected herself Thursday after her comment provoked unwanted laughter in the House...

Ryan Seacrest back as host of 'Idol' when it returns on ABC

NEW YORK (AP) — Seacrest in! Ryan Seacrest will be back hosting “American Idol” when it returns for its first season on ABC. Kelly Ripa made the announcement on Thursday’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” which she has co-hosted with Seacrest since...

Where to watch O.J. Simpson's parole hearing

AP Photo/Chris Carlson NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will interrupt this presidency on Thursday to revisit an old obsession. ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, HLN and ESPN will show O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing at a Nevada prison, as he seeks freedom...

Ryan Seacrest back as host of 'Idol' when it returns on ABC

NEW YORK (AP) — Seacrest in! Ryan Seacrest will be back hosting “American Idol” when it returns for its first season on ABC. Kelly Ripa made the announcement on Thursday’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” which she has co-hosted with Seacrest since...

Q&A: Casey Affleck goes under a sheet for 'A Ghost Story'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casey Affleck says the intense public scrutiny he received last year around a years old civil sexual harassment lawsuit was sobering and difficult for him and his family, but that he’s trying to move on. Speaking to The Associated Press to promote...

UK royals make pretzels, visit German cancer research center

AP Photo/Matthias Schrader HEIDELBERG, Germany (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited a cancer research center and made pretzels in the university city of Heidelberg on the second day of their visit to Germany. Prince William and his wife, Kate, toured the...

Former intelligence director James Clapper is writing a book

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais NEW YORK (AP) — James Clapper, the former director of National Intelligence who has clashed with President Donald Trump, has a book deal. Viking told The Associated Press on Thursday that Clapper, 76, will write about his 6 1/2 years as...

OJ Simpson drawing world attention during plea for freedom

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson will command the world’s attention once again Thursday when he pleads for his freedom on live TV. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports...

TV series 'The Brave' to film first season in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new television series that will follow a undercover special operations squad will begin filming in New Mexico this month. Officials with the state film office say work on the first season of “The Brave” is scheduled to start at the end of...