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It's official: Publisher announces Mark Halperin book

It's official: Publisher announces Mark Halperin book

NEW YORK — Mark Halperin's planned book about the 2020 election has been officially announced amid protests that the "Game Change" co-author hasn't earned a second chance since facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
US prisons chief removed from position after Epstein's death

US prisons chief removed from position after Epstein's death

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons from his position Monday, more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody.
Paul Simon plants a tree at Hawaii forest preserve on Maui

Paul Simon plants a tree at Hawaii forest preserve on Maui

KULA, Hawaii — Musician Paul Simon joined environmentalists trying to reinvigorate a Hawaii forest on Maui and planted a tree during a ceremony, a report said.

Line 3 protesters rally at Minnesota Enbridge office

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Dozens of people rallied outside a Minnesota office of Enbridge Energy to protest the company's proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement.

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan

LONDON — Singer Elton John says he's "deeply distressed" by media accounts that criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for taking a private jet to go on vacation despite the flight's carbon impact of the planet.
Trump calls on Federal Reserve to cut interest rates

Trump calls on Federal Reserve to cut interest rates

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is calling on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by at least a full percentage point "over a fairly short period of time," saying that such an action would make the U.S.
The Rock announces wedding on Instagram

The Rock announces wedding on Instagram

NEW YORK — With a simple "We do," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced his wedding to his longtime girlfriend on Instagram. A photo of the movie star and Lauren Hashian was posted on the social media site.
Chinese pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

Chinese pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

HONG KONG — At least eight pop stars from mainland China and one each from Taiwan and Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing's one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans.

Search for wealthy Polish film producer missing on lake

WARSAW, Poland — Rescuers in Poland are searching for a celebrity businessman and socialite who went missing after falling from a motorboat into a lake.
Prince Andrew rejects involvement in Epstein sex scandal

Prince Andrew rejects involvement in Epstein sex scandal

LONDON — Britain's Prince Andrew has rejected renewed suggestions he may have been involved in the alleged sex crimes of his one-time friend Jeffrey Epstein.