Paul Beatty's 'The Sellout' is first US Booker Prize winner
LONDON (AP) ? Paul Beatty's "The Sellout," a stinging satire of race and class in the United States that has drawn comparisons to Richard Pryor and Mark Twain, won the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday ? the first time an American has taken the prestigious fiction award.
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Non-state actor likely behind US cyber attack: Clapper
The giant cyber attack that paralyzed many US sites last week was likely not the work of a foreign country, the top US intelligence chief said Tuesday. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the investigation into the massive attack Friday that pounded the underpinnings of the internet was still underway. "There's a lot of data to be gathered here," Clapper said in an interview with CBS television host Charlie Rose at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Venezuela's congress opens political trial against Maduro
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) ? Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress has opened a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro for breaking the constitutional order, deepening a standoff triggered by authorities' suspension of a recall referendum against the widely unpopular socialist leader.
Official: Tire treads worn on bus in fatal California crash
The treads on half the tires of a tour bus that slammed into a tractor-trailer on a desert freeway, killing 13 people, were worn down to an unsafe level, a federal investigator said Tuesday as authorities ...
Kevin Curran, longtime writer for 'The Simpsons,' dies at 59A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
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Penguins' star Crosby returns against PanthersPITTSBURGH (AP) ? Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby made his season debut Tuesday against the Florida Panthers after missing six games with a concussion.