- Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era 'Dispatches,' dies Updated: Jun-24-16 8:42 pm
NEW YORK - Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died Thursday after a long illness. He was 76.
- US hardware arrives in Cuba to protect Hemingway possessions Updated: Jun-16-16 12:03 am
HAVANA - Just before noon outside Ernest Hemingway's Havana estate, a metallic screech cut through the chirping of tropical birds and the sound of a live band entertaining tourists.
- US author Richard Ford wins Spanish literature prize Updated: Jun-15-16 7:36 am
MADRID - U.S. writer Richard Ford, author of the widely acclaimed novel "Independence Day," has won Spain's prestigious Asturias prize for literature in recognition of his contribution to American letters.