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‘The Book of Mormon’ satirical musical finally in Utah

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...

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. The National Endowment of the Humanities announced Tuesday it...
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Hulk Hogan takes to Twitter after WWE cuts ties

AP Photo/Chris O’Meara 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. The 61-year-old...

PBS special ‘The Bomb’ seeks to tell story of atomic weapons

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new PBS special looks into the creation of the atomic bomb at the then-secret city of Los Alamos and will feature newly restored and declassified footage. “The Bomb,” which begins airing this week on most PBS stations, seeks to tell...

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. Paul Hebert, 50, of...

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. His attorney, Matthew Saver, says in a statement that White died Thursday from cancer at his home in Santa...

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