First long-list announced for book awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate DiCamillo and David Levithan were among the 10 authors who made the first-ever long-list of finalists for the National …

Miss New York Nina Davuluri, center left in yellow, is approached by contestants after Davuluri was crowned as Miss America 2014, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Miss America cheers pageant diversity

Moments after winning the 2014 Miss America crown, Nina Davuluri described how delighted she is that the nearly century-old pageant sees bea…