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The Latest: Pakistan banning open-air livestock markets

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani authorities are banning open-air livestock markets in cities for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or “Feast of Sacrifice,” to...

The Latest: German health minister criticizes vacationers

BERLIN - Germany’s health minister has criticized his countrymen for failing to respect social distancing rules on vacation after videos emerged over the weekend...

The Latest: Judge overturns Catalan confinement order

MADRID - A judge has overturned a decision by the Catalan regional government to confine over 140,000 people to only leaving their homes for...

Asia Today: India sees another surge, hot spots shut again

NEW DELHI (AP) - Several Indian states imposed weekend curfews and locked down high-risk areas as its coronavirus cases surge.The number of infections neared...

An eventful year for Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead

NEW YORK (AP) - Even sheltering in place, Colson Whitehead has had an eventful year. Whitehead became the first fiction writer to win Pulitzers...

Don DeLillo novel ‘The Silence’ coming in October

NEW YORK (AP) - Don DeLillo will have something to say this fall about fear and isolation. The 83-year-old author known for imagining disaster...

Romance writers association announces new award, the Vivian

NEW YORK (AP) - The Romance Writers of America have dropped their annual RITA awards and replaced them with a prize dedicated to the...

Clinton and Patterson again team up for political thriller

NEW YORK (AP) - After co-writing the best-selling adult novel of 2018, Bill Clinton and James Patterson have teamed up for another political thriller....

Michael Jackson musical postpones its Broadway debut

NEW YORK (AP) - A stage musical about Michael Jackson has pushed its Broadway debut until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.Preview performances...

The Latest: Anchorage Daily News, ProPublica win Pulitzer

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the announcement of the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes (all times local):3:50 p.m.The Pulitzer Prize for public service went...