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  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended June 28th. FICTION 1. “Truth or Die” by James Patterson, Howard Roughan (Little, Brown) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. “The Melody Lingers On” by Mary…

  • ‘Cartel Land’ shows good and bad of vigilantes in Mexico, US

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The documentary “Cartel Land” opens with chilling night scenes of large-scale methamphetamine cooking in rural Mexico. What viewers later learn is how such drug production became deeply intertwined with the vigilante…

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    6 Copyright 5/8/2015 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 6/28/2015, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2015 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Truth or Die” by Patterson/Roughan (Little, Brown) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins…

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    Copyright 5/8/2013 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 9/28/2014, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2014 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Edge of Eternity” by Ken Follett (Dutton Adult) 2. “Personal” by Lee Child (Delacorte) 3. “Somewhere Safe…

  • White House Brief: Things to know about Jim Webb

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who announced Thursday he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination. ___ THE BRIEF Jim Webb has built a long career as a soldier, writer,…

  • Mayor: San Diego to keep Comic-Con in town through 2018

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego’s mayor says a deal has been reached with Comic-Con organizers to keep the comic book and pop culture convention in town through 2018. Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Thursday that…

  • Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on ‘Sesame Street,’ retiring

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Sesame Street” is about to be less A-OK. Sonia Manzano, who has played the role of Maria on the groundbreaking kid show since 1971, is retiring. Manzano, 65, broke the news…

  • Reelz comes to the rescue of homeless Miss USA pageant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel. In a statement…

  • A biker named ‘Stray Dog’ postpones Granik’s Ozarks exit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Debra Granik met Ron “Stray Dog” Hall at a biker church in the Ozarks. Granik, a 52-year-old filmmaker from New York, was in the Missouri mountains to make “Winter’s Bone,” the…

  • Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family

    LONDON (AP) — In “Amy,” performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather…

  • Macy’s dumps Trump; New York City reviewing contracts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Macy’s department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico’s governor and New York City’s mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.…

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ___ July 1 Los Angeles Times on Texas’ abortion law: The Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday to allow nearly a dozen Texas abortion clinics…

  • Mall fireworks: Viewing spots off limits, security concerns, schedule of events

    WASHINGTON – There’s a little less space to watch the fireworks at the National Mall this weekend. And with crowds coming in for the daylong festivities, the National Park Service says visitors should rethink how they’re getting there.…

  • Sci-fi classic ‘Left Hand of Darkness’ to be an e-book

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ursula K. Le Guin’s classic science fiction novel “The Left Hand of Darkness” will soon be available as an e-book. Penguin Random House announced Wednesday that the digital edition of the…

  • Documentary film about Market Basket dispute nears release

    BOSTON (AP) — One of the most remarkable work stoppages in U.S. labor history will soon be the subject of a documentary film. “Food Fight: Inside the Battle for Market Basket” is being edited and…