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Book Review: Carter writes about prejudice against women

"A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power" (Simon and Schuster), by Jimmy Carter

In his new book, "A Call to Action," former President and longtime Baptist church deacon Jimmy Carter says prejudice and discrimination against women and girls is perpetuated in America and around the world by religious authorities who twist holy texts to assert male dominance.

Missouri couple claim $96.5M Powerball prize

Less than a week after they won a $96.5 million Powerball prize, an eastern Missouri husband and wife have already made big changes in their lives and big plans for their future.

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Look up: Tile artists' work hidden in plain view

The domes and arched ceilings — each arrayed with tiles in herringbone and basket-weave patterns — are hidden in plain sight.

Music Review: Hold Steady's latest packs plenty of punch

The Hold Steady, "Teeth Dreams" (Razor & Tie)

The Hold Steady is a garage band at heart, but it's a two-car garage in a nice neighborhood, and there might be a Mercedes inside.

Amazon says no plans to offer free video service

Amazon says it has no plans to offer a free streaming media service, addressing speculation ahead of a media event in New York next Wednesday.

How Disney films unlocked autistic boy's emotions

In his new book, "Life, Animated," Ron Suskind tells the remarkable story of how Disney movies unlocked his autistic son's emotions.

'Wildwood Chronicles' conjures a Portland fantasy

Unseen in the tree-shrouded hills overlooking downtown Portland are rifle-toting coyotes wearing Napoleonic uniforms, birds ferrying human children on their backs and an army of mole knights living underground.

New startup offers movie investing to wealthy

A new startup is offering wealthy investors a chance to finance movies starring Tom Hanks, Kate Winslet and Casey Affleck.

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Judge Joe Brown challenging contempt charges

Joe Brown gained fame by meting out justice as a TV judge. Now he's the one facing charges.

Disaster film about jet crash at sea put on hold

A disaster movie about a jet that crashes into the ocean on its way to Beijing has been put on hold because of its similarities to the missing Malaysian plane.

Harrah's will close Mississippi casino

Caesar's Entertainment said Wednesday that will close its Harrah's casino in Tunica on June 2 and lay off as many as 1,300 workers.

Nielsen poll: Film reviews still influential

Social media has made inroads into shaping moviegoers' choices at the multiplex, but a new poll finds that an overwhelming majority of moviegoers still count on movie reviews.

Music Review: Niemann's 'High Noon' a personal showdown

Jerrod Niemann, "High Noon" (Arista Nashville)

Jerrod Niemann's one-of-a-kind recordings have been as adventurous as any male country singer to score a hit in the last five years. But country music doesn't always embrace experimentation. So the Kansas native has enjoyed a few hits but has struggled with consistency on the radio charts.

Book Review: 'Without Warning' is 1 of Rosenfelt's best

"Without Warning" (Minotaur), by David Rosenfelt

A hurricane and the collapse of a dam start a cascade of terrible events in "Without Warning," David Rosenfelt's latest twisted thriller.

Investigators: Unsafe speed caused Walker crash

The Porsche carrying “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker was traveling up to 94 mph when it went out of control on a suburban street and crashed, killing the actor and his friend, according to an investigation by law enforcement agencies into the November accident.









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