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Player from Armenia wins St. Louis chess tournament

A 32-year-old chess player from Armenia is the winner of the internationally renowned competition Sinquefield Cup.

Another band victimized in St. Louis

A bluegrass band from Virginia is the latest band to be victimized by theft while stopping in St. Louis.

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Movie Review: 'We Are Your Friends' an entertaining musical romp

Part electronic dance music tutorial and part love letter to Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, "We Are Your Friends" is a surprisingly accessible and sweet story of a group of friends standing on the cusp of adulthood with big ambition and little direction.

Book Review: Prosecutor Bell Elkins returns in 'Last Ragged Breath'

"Last Ragged Breath" (Minotaur Books), by Julia Keller

Each of us has a story that defines us as an individual. Maybe it's the truths and lies we tell ourselves about ourselves, our reputation or our work. Sometimes that tale is all we have — and it can be worth everything.

St. Louis Zoo says it won't begin charging admission

The St. Louis Zoo will continue to be free to the public.

Southeast Missouri man wins half of $1.1 million jackpot

A southeast Missouri man has claimed half the prize in a $1.1 million Missouri Lottery jackpot.

Baseball, wings and Ellen: Meet the Miss America hopefuls

This year, Georgia is from Oklahoma — Georgia Frazier, that is, a cancer survivor and daughter of a former New York Yankees pitcher who holds an inauspicious World Series record.

Record viewers for Travers Stakes

STAMFORD, Conn. — The second-place finish of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at the Travers Stakes was watched by 3.4 million viewers on NBC.

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From the Stacks: ‘Wild’ author’s ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ anthologizes advice column for life

Before Cheryl Strayed became a household name from the tremendous success of her memoir, “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” she was the anonymous advice columnist, “Dear Sugar,” on

Vin Scully: 2016 will be final season in booth for Dodgers

Vin Scully said Saturday that 2016 will be his last season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise.

Book Review: 'Friction' by Sandra Brown is gripping page-turner

"Friction" (Grand Central Publishing), by Sandra Brown

What starts as a custody battle soon dissolves into a conspiracy in Sandra Brown's latest romantic thriller, "Friction."

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Leona Williams comes home to Mid-Mo

Leona Williams will return to the stage in Mid-Missouri with a concert Sept. 11 at The Millbottom Event Center in Jefferson City. And she promises to deliver what she deems real, classic country music when she performs with her son, Ron Williams, and Irish country musician Tony Kerr.

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Movie Review: 'No Escape' is taut but deeply troubled

Not since Saigon in the 1970s has an American operation in Southeast Asia been as ill-conceived as "No Escape," a taut, well-made and entirely dubious thriller.

Book Review: Book calls Kanye West music & pop culture changer

"Kanye West: God & Monster" (The Overlook Press), by Mark Beaumont

Anyone who's glanced at a tabloid recently knows Kanye West as a flashy rapper who is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian. But "Kanye West: God & Monster" by Mark Beaumont argues West's talent and influence stretch well past the gossip headlines.

Fox News chief: Donald Trump owes Megyn Kelly an apology

Fox News chief Roger Ailes said Tuesday that Donald Trump owes the network’s Megyn Kelly an apology for an unprovoked Twitter attack that “is as unacceptable as it is disturbing,” but Trump isn’t backing down.


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