Variety to honor Jessica Chastain, Chelsea Clinton, others

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jessica Chastain, Chelsea Clinton, Gayle King, Blake Lively, Audra McDonald and Viacom vice chairwoman Shari Redstone are being recognized by Variety at its Power of Women: New York luncheon. The Hollywood trade publication announced Monday that the six women will be honored April 21 at the Cipriani restaurant in New York. "Saturday Night Live" star Vanessa Bayer will host the private event.

Chelsea Clinton joins Expedia board of directors

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chelsea Clinton is joining the board of directors of online travel booking site Expedia. Documents filed with securities regulators say the daughter of defeated U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has joined its 14-member board. The company is controlled by Barry Diller. Chelsea Clinton is also a director of another company that Diller controls, IAC/InterActiveCorp.

Chelsea Clinton writes children's book, 'She Persisted'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chelsea Clinton has written a children's book, with a sharply worded title. The book is called "She Persisted" and comes out May 30, Penguin Young Readers announced Thursday. Clinton will honor 13 American women "who never take no for an answer," including Harriet Tubman, Sonia Sotomayor and Oprah Winfrey. "She Persisted" will also feature a "special" and unidentified cameo, presumably Clinton's mother, Hillary Clinton.

A familiar name: Democrat Kennedy fights GOP on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A familiar name from Massachusetts, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, is carrying his family legacy into a new era, battling Republicans who want to undo Barack Obama's health care law. Kennedy, the 36-year-old grandson of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and great-nephew of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy, has been a low-key presence in the House since he was first elected in his Boston-area district in 2012.

Villanova's Hart a force as top player of the year candidate

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Josh Hart wore the perfect patriotic bow tie for his trip to the White House. His red, white and blue fashion accessory caught President Barack Obama's eye when Villanova was feted for its national championship. "This is the tie you wear when you go see the president," Hart laughed, recalling Obama's message to him.