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  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality. Widely considered the most...

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. One of the most revered and influential writers of his generation,...

  • Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies at 87

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose intoxicating novels and short stories exposed millions outside Latin America to its passions, superstition, violence and social inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was 87. Widely considered the most...

  • Excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Here are some excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. ___ "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice." — One Hundred Years of Solitude ___ "It was...

  • Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. One of the most revered and influential writers of his generation,...

  • Barnes & Noble and IBM are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Western Union Co., down 80 cents to $15.25 Wal-Mart announced a new money transfer service catering to its low-income customers, a huge threat to the...

  • Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and...

  • Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez health very fragile

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The family of says Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez says his health is "very fragile" a week after leaving a Mexico City hospital. Garcia Marquez is at his home in Mexico City after eight days in the hospital last week for treatment of pneumonia and related problems....

  • Textbook publisher quits Stamford for Boston

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Textbook publisher Cengage Learning Inc. says it's moving its headquarters from Connecticut to Boston. The company, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this month after restructuring its finances, will locate 500 jobs in Boston and is looking to add...

  • 2014 Pulitzer winners in journalism and arts

    The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, and the judges' comments: ___ JOURNALISM — Public Service: The Guardian US and The Washington Post for the revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency. The committee cited the Post for authoritative and...

  • Authors Guild asks US court to rule against Google

    NEW YORK (AP) — Saying Google Inc. is stealing business from online book retailers, the Authors Guild asked a federal appeals court Friday to reinstate its lawsuit contending that the Internet giant is violating copyright laws with its massive book digitization project. The Guild filed papers...

  • Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole, dies at 68

    LONDON (AP) — British comic author Sue Townsend, who created angst-ridden teenage diarist Adrian Mole and sent Queen Elizabeth II into exile on a public housing estate, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68. Her publisher, Penguin Books said Friday that Townsend died in Leicester,...

  • Top conservative: 2016 not Ted Cruz's turn, favors Mike Pence-Rand Paul ticket

    A founding father of the conservative movement who is now a star among Tea Party activists is urging the GOP to choose a governor to duel Washington “insider” Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying that 2016 isn’t the best time for Sen. Ted Cruz to run.

  • Pope treats faithful to copies of the Gospels

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands of faithful in St. Peter's Square have been treated to gifts from Pope Francis — pocket-sized copies of the Gospels which he hopes they'll keep handy and read daily. The scriptures were handed out by volunteers after the pope's traditional Sunday...

  • Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, hospitalized

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been hospitalized in Mexico City with lung and urinary tract infections that are responding to treatment, federal health officials and the author's son said Thursday. The 87-year-old Nobel laureate entered the hospital Monday...



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