• Musician Jeff Zentner up for literary prize

    NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jeff Zentner, whose albums include “A Season Lost” and “The Dying Days of Summer,” is a finalist for an award being handed out next month. But this one is for literature.

  • A seasoned film critic eyes TV in ‘Television: A Biography’

    This cover image released by Thames & Hudson shows, "Television: A Biography," by David Thomson. (Thames & Hudson via AP)

    NEW YORK (AP) — At 75, David Thomson is the sultan of cinema criticism. British-born but long based in America, he is the author of nearly two dozen film-related books including “Moments that Made the Movies,” “‘Have You Seen…?’: A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films” and “The New Biographical Dictionary of Film.”

  • Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

    In this Aug. 25, 2016, file photo, former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's arrival at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H. President-elect Donald Trump chose Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump's decision, announced early Monday, Dec. 5, by his transition office at Trump Tower in New York, comes as the real estate mogul continues a series of interviews, meetings with aides and other sessions aimed at forming his administration. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump’s Cabinet picks have with agencies they’re now being chosen to lead.

  • Former Dallas police chief David Brown writing memoir

    In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Dallas Police Chief David Brown briefs the media about a shooting at Dallas Police headquarters in Dallas. Ballantine Books announced Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, that it had a deal with Brown for a “deeply revealing” book, currently untitled, to come out next year. Brown, who retired in October, received national attention after a sniper killed five officers at a July protest. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas police chief who was praised for his response to last summer’s shootings of five law enforcement officers is working on a memoir.