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'The Care & Keeping of You' author and her podcast co-host break down puberty for today's parents

'The Care & Keeping of You' author and her podcast co-host break down puberty for today's parents

NEW YORK (AP) — The average onset of puberty is about two years earlier than a generation ago. Well over half of tweens and teens report body image issues. The average age of first exposure to porn is 12 for boys and not much later for girls.
`The Laramie Project' stages a special reading in Wyoming on the 25th anniversary of Shepard murder

`The Laramie Project' stages a special reading in Wyoming on the 25th anniversary of Shepard murder

NEW YORK (AP) — It has been 25 years since the body of Matthew Shepard was discovered in Laramie, Wyoming. The gay college student had been tied to a fence post, tortured and left to die.
'Informer' and 'My Definition...' added to Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

'Informer' and 'My Definition...' added to Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

TORONTO — Snow's infectious reggae-rap success "Informer" and hip-hop duo Dream Warriors' bossa nova-inspired "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style" are among four songs being inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame next month.
Who witnessed Tupac Shakur's 1996 killing in Las Vegas? Here's what we know

Who witnessed Tupac Shakur's 1996 killing in Las Vegas? Here's what we know

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Duane “Keffe D” Davis is the last living suspect in one of hip-hop's most enduring mysteries — the 1996 killing of rap icon Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas.
Inside the East vs. West rap rivalry that led to the murders of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. in 1990s

Inside the East vs. West rap rivalry that led to the murders of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. in 1990s

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the investigation into the 1996 killing of Tupac Shakur ramped up, prosecutors dug into the past and took the grand jury back to some of the most pivotal moments in the East-West Coast rap rivalry.

James McBride wins $50,000 Kirkus Prize for fiction for “The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store"

NEW YORK (AP) — Three books that explore and celebrate the diversity of American culture were awarded Kirkus Prizes on Wednesday night, with each winner receiving $50,000.
Sarah Bernstein, Eleanor Catton shortlisted for Scotiabank Giller Prize

Sarah Bernstein, Eleanor Catton shortlisted for Scotiabank Giller Prize

TORONTO — Sarah Bernstein's absurdist novel "Study for Obedience" nabbed a spot on another short list Wednesday — this time for the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Huge rocket motors arrive at Los Angeles museum for space shuttle Endeavour display

Huge rocket motors arrive at Los Angeles museum for space shuttle Endeavour display

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two giant rocket motors required to display the retired NASA space shuttle Endeavour as if it's about to blast off arrived Wednesday at a Los Angeles museum, completing their long journey from the Mojave Desert.

Translations from Vietnamese, Arabic and Tamil are among finalists for National Translation Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction originally written in Vietnamese, Polish and French and poetry in German and Arabic are among this year's finalists for National Translation Awards.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been separated since 2016, she says

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been separated since 2016, she says

Jada Pinkett Smith and husband Will Smith have lived “completely separate lives” since 2016, she revealed in an interview with Hoda Kotb.