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Review: Page-turning exploration of wealth in 'Palm Beach'

Review: Page-turning exploration of wealth in 'Palm Beach'

“Palm Beach,” by Mary Adkins (HarperCollins) “Palm Beach” becomes increasingly difficult to put down as the life of heroine Rebecca turns down a twisty path that challenges her rigid morals and forces her to reconsider her priorities.
Review: Stephen King's 'Billy Summers' stars a hitman writer

Review: Stephen King's 'Billy Summers' stars a hitman writer

“Billy Summers,” by Stephen King (Scribner) Among the many remarkable things about Stephen King is that he has yet to run out of ideas.
Hotels become hospitals as Cuba battles soaring COVID cases

Hotels become hospitals as Cuba battles soaring COVID cases

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's hot spot for COVID-19 infections has shifted to the central province of Ciego de Avila, where officials are converting hotels into hospitals.
Sturgis bike rally revs back bigger, despite virus variant

Sturgis bike rally revs back bigger, despite virus variant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Crowds of bikers are rumbling their way towards South Dakota's Black Hills this week, raising fears that COVID-19 infections will be unleashed among the 700,000 people expected to show up at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Airbnb says "misunderstanding" led to booking confusion with actor John Cleese

Airbnb says "misunderstanding" led to booking confusion with actor John Cleese

Airbnb says a 'misunderstanding' led to British actor John Cleese being left without a place to stay while working on a movie in Ontario's cottage country. On Monday, Cleese issued a call on Twitter asking the residents of Huntsville, Ont.
Broadway, Hollywood costumes go on exhibit in heart of NYC

Broadway, Hollywood costumes go on exhibit in heart of NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Most Broadway stages may still be dark, but there's a place in Times Square where the costumes shine.
Two-month strike at Vale mine in Sudbury to end after workers approve contract

Two-month strike at Vale mine in Sudbury to end after workers approve contract

SUDBURY, Ont. — The first strike at Vale Canada in more than a decade is drawing to a close after unionized workers at the Sudbury, Ont., mine ratified a collective agreement.
Flaunt it, Mel! Brooks memoir 'All About Me' out this fall

Flaunt it, Mel! Brooks memoir 'All About Me' out this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — At 95, Mel Brooks is more than ready to flaunt his many achievements. Ballantine Books announced Wednesday that Brooks' memoir “All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business” will come out Nov. 30.
Delta variant forces cancellation of New York auto show

Delta variant forces cancellation of New York auto show

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York International Auto Show has become a casualty of the fast-spreading coronavirus delta variant.

Sleuths in Spain sniff out illegal COVID-19 parties in Ibiza

MADRID (AP) — Some of the summer hires on the Mediterranean party island of Ibiza are different this year: they include private detectives posing as tourists who tip off police about illegal parties during the COVID-19 pandemic.