Review: Barclay delivers gripping story in 'Broken Promise'

This undated photo provided by NAL/Penguin Random House shows the cover of the book, "Broken Promise," by Linwood Barclay. (NAL/Penguin Random House via AP)“Broken Promise” (NAL/Penguin Random House), by Linwood Barclay

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'The Book of Mormon' satirical musical finally in Utah

People walk past signs announcing the "Book of Mormon" musical at the Capitol Theatre, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons is finally coming to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two week run on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at a theater two blocks from the church’s flagship temple and headquarters. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church’s flagship temple and headquarters.

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True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83

SEATTLE (AP) — True-crime writer Ann Rule signed a contract to write a book about an unknown Seattle serial killer six months before he was identified as her co-worker Ted Bundy, who shared the night shift at Seattle’s Crisis Clinic.

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Australian reality TV stars 'shot at by IS' in Syria

A member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units in a damaged stadium on July 26, 2015 in the Al-Nashwa neighbourhood of the Syrian province of Hasakeh during clashes with Islamic State group jihadistsAustralian public broadcaster SBS Tuesday defended a reality show where participants were shot at by Islamic State militants in Syria as part of a trip retracing refugees’ journeys, saying they had extensive security preparations. SBS was to air the first episode of the three-part series “Go Back to Where You Came From” on Tuesday evening, with the programme taking “ordinary Australians” to Syria, Baghdad and Myanmar to expose them to asylum-seekers and refugees’ experiences. In footage released by the broadcaster, three of the six participants are seen running and sheltering behind buildings amid the sound of mortar rounds in Syria.

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 2-8

Aug. 2: Keyboardist Garth Hudson of The Band is 78. Director Wes Craven is 76. Singer Kathy Lennon of The Lennon Sisters is 72. Actor Max Wright (“Alf,” ”Norm”) is 72. Actress Joanna Cassidy is 70. Actress Kathryn Harrold is 65. Actor Butch Patrick (“The Munsters”) is 62. Actress Victoria Jackson is 56. Actress Apollonia is 56. Actress Cynthia Stevenson (“Men in Trees,” ”Hope and Gloria”) is 53. Actress Mary-Louise Parker is 51. Director-actor Kevin Smith is 45. Actor Sam Worthington (“Terminator Salvation”) is 39. Actor Edward Furlong is 38. Singer Charli XCX is 23. Actress Hallie Eisenberg is 23.

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Bobby Brown 'completely numb' after death of daughter

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Brown, who was in hospice after months of receiving medical care, died on Sunday, July 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)ATLANTA (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown said Monday that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was “an angel” and that the family must find a way to honor her memory.

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NEH announces $1.7 million in grants for nonfiction books

NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning authors Diane McWhorter and Edward Ball are among 36 recipients of grants from a new government program that supports scholarly nonfiction books, a struggling genre in recent years.

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Puddle of Mudd singer Scantlin accused of DWI, fleeing

This July 26, 2015 photo provided by the Renville County Jail shows Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin. The Puddle of Mudd singer faces charges of drunken driving and fleeing police after a chase in Minnesota that reached speeds of about 100 mph. Scantlin appeared Monday, July 27, in Renville County court on charges of felony fleeing police in a motor vehicle; refusing to submit to a chemical test; and DWI. (Renville County Jail/Star Tribune via AP)OLIVIA, Minn. (AP) — Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin faces charges of drunken driving and fleeing police after a chase in Minnesota that reached speeds of about 100 mph.

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Vic Firth, drumstick pioneer, dead at 85

Vic Firth, who founded his company in 1963, prided himself on looking at the science of drumsticksVic Firth, who revolutionized drumsticks and became a household name for generations of percussionists after growing fed up with lackluster quality, has died, his company announced Monday. News of his death set off an avalanche of mourning messages on social media, with Vic Firth becoming a top trending item on Twitter, as percussionists recalled the sticks of the company he founded in 1963. Thank you, Vic, for all you have contributed to the world of drumming,” tweeted Chris Fryar of country stars the Zac Brown Band.

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Hulk Hogan takes to Twitter after WWE cuts ties

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2012 file photo, former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, arrives for a news conference at the United States Courthouse in Tampa, Fla. Hogan is taking to Twitter in the aftermath of his thanked fans for his support through a series of tweets this weekend after being released from Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Hulk Hogan is taking to Twitter in the aftermath of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. cutting ties with him amid a report that the wrestling star used racial slurs in a conversation captured on a sex tape.

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True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote about former co-worker Ted Bundy, dies at age 83

SEATTLE (AP) — True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote about former co-worker Ted Bundy, dies at age 83.

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The Latest: Brown says loss of daughter is 'unimaginable'

FILE- In this Oct. 22, 2012, file photo, singer Cissy Houston and her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown attend the premiere party for "The Houstons On Our Own" at the Tribeca Grand hotel in New York. Brown, daughter of the late entertainer Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, several months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub. She was 22 years old. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)ATLANTA (AP) — The latest on the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown (all times local):

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Feds: 'Wicked Tuna' TV fisherman claimed to be disabled

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts man seen manning big fishing rods and harpooning huge fish on the reality show “Wicked Tuna” collected government benefits while claiming to be disabled and unable to work, federal prosecutors said.

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James White, wrote screenplay to 'Ray,' dies at 67

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for “Ray,” the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.

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Did the 'Trainwreck' Shooter Purposefully Target a Feminist Movie?


‘Trainwreck’ shooter John Russell Houser, a man known for his misogynistic comments in the media, wrote down the details of the movie screening in his journal prior to his attack.

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