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Colson Whitehead's 'The Nickel Boys' wins Pulitzer Prize

Colson Whitehead's 'The Nickel Boys' wins Pulitzer Prize

NEW YORK — Colson Whitehead became the rare author to receive Pulitzers for consecutive books when his novel about a brutal Florida reform school during the Jim Crow era, “The Nickel Boys,” was awarded the fiction prize Monday.
California governor says some business may reopen this week

California governor says some business may reopen this week

YUBA CITY, Calif. — With more local governments moving ahead with their own plans for reopening, California Gov.
Shula, winningest coach in pro football history, dies at 90

Shula, winningest coach in pro football history, dies at 90

MIAMI — Measuring Don Shula by wins and losses, no NFL coach had a better year. Or career. He looked the part, thanks to a jutting jaw and glare that would intimidate 150-pound sports writers and 300-pound linemen alike.
Nicolas Cage to star as Joe Exotic in limited TV series

Nicolas Cage to star as Joe Exotic in limited TV series

LOS ANGELES — The Joe Exotic phenomenon keeps growing, with Nicolas Cage to star in a TV miniseries about the colorful wild animal owner made famous by the “Tiger King” docuseries.

Fowl play: Louisiana police search for 'aggressive chicken'

WALKER, La. — Police are searching for an “aggressive chicken” accused of engaging in fowl play at an Louisiana bank.
Taika Waititi to direct new 'Star Wars' film

Taika Waititi to direct new 'Star Wars' film

NEW YORK — Taika Waititi, the New Zealand filmmaker of “Jojo Rabbit” and “Thor: Ragnarok," will direct a new “Star Wars” film.
New book aims to portray 'real' Prince Harry and Meghan

New book aims to portray 'real' Prince Harry and Meghan

LONDON — Freed from the constraints of life as full-time royals — and enmeshed in a feud with Britain’s tabloid press — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan plan to tell their story in a book penned by sympathetic journalists. Harper Collins U.K.
New this week: A Bieber reality show, comics and their moms

New this week: A Bieber reality show, comics and their moms

Bored with your surroundings? Justin and Hailey Bieber are showing off their lives in their Toronto home in a new series, while Hulu this week is premiering a documentary looking back at an early 1990s isolation tale — Biosphere 2.
Hanks, who survived COVID-19, calls graduates 'the chosen'

Hanks, who survived COVID-19, calls graduates 'the chosen'

DAYTON, Ohio — Tom Hanks says graduates of an Ohio university that named a film centre after him are “the chosen ones.
Stranglers keyboardist Dave Greenfield dies with COVID-19

Stranglers keyboardist Dave Greenfield dies with COVID-19

LONDON — Dave Greenfield, the keyboard player with British punk band The Stranglers and who penned the music to their biggest hit, Golden Brown, has died after testing positive for coronavirus. He was 71.