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Oscar winner, author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oscar-winning screenwriter and award-winning novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has died. She was 85. Firoza Jhabvala said Wednesday that her mother died in New York after a long illness. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was a longtime member of Merchant Ivory Productions, writing 22 films over four decades. She won two Academy Awards for her adaptations of the E.M. Forster novels "Howards...

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