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Helen Eustis, award-winning mystery writer, dead at 98

NEW YORK (AP) — Helen Eustis, an Edgar Award-winning mystery writer who later translated works by Georges Simenon and other European authors, has died. She was 98.

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Tommy Hilfiger memoir to be published this fall

In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, Tommy Hilfiger greets the crowd after showing his Fall 2013 collection during Fashion Week in New York. Hilfiger, 63, has a deal with Ballantine Books for a book expected this fall, the publisher announced Thursday. According to Ballantine, an imprint of Random House, Hilfiger will describe “the setbacks, triumphs, and sheer determination” that marked his rise from a little denim shop in Elmira, New York to worldwide fame. The memoir is currently untitled.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion giant Tommy Hilfiger is working on a memoir.

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Biographer of World War I hero Alvin York wins $5,000 prize

NEW YORK (AP) — A biographer of one of World War I’s most famous veterans, Sgt. Alvin York, has won a $5,000 prize.

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Music Review: Ne-Yo’s ‘Non-Fiction’ tells the same story

NEW YORK (AP) — Ne-Yo, “Non-Fiction” (Motown)

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Q&A: Opera star Deborah Voigt writes of turbulent life

This book cover image released by Harper shows "Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-To-Earth-Diva," by Deborah Voight. The soprano has plenty to say about her illustrious singing career, but also about the self-destructive behavior that accompanied it: her battles with obesity, binge-eating and alcoholism, and her many troubled relationships with men. (AP Photo/Harper)

NEW YORK (AP) — Soprano Deborah Voigt keeps a picture of herself performing alongside tenor Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera — both as a treasured memory of a great triumph and as a stark reminder of her emotional troubles. They were playing twins, Sieglinde and Siegmund, in Richard Wagner’s “Die Walkuere,” but Voigt seems nearly twice Domingo’s size.

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