- Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that chronicled the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and those that followed in the wake of its 1991 collapse.
- Rupert Murdoch apologizes for 'real black President' tweet
NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of the global News Corp. media empire, Rupert Murdoch, issued an apology Thursday after he faced social media backlash following his suggestion that President Barack Obama isn't a "real black President."
- 14-year-old Hawaiian cast as 'Moana' for Disney
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has found its latest princess: 14-year-old native Hawaiian Auli'i Cravalho (aw-LEE'-ee crah-VOHL'-oh).
- Country singer Scotty McCreery to write autobiography
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Scotty McCreery, who won "American Idol" with his impressive baritone voice, is writing his first book.
- Former Secretary of State Albright visits 'Madam Secretary'
NEW YORK (AP) — On any episode of "Madam Secretary," U.S. Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord must negotiate with world leaders, Beltway power brokers and, sometimes, her own family on the home front.