Review: 'House of Names' is family drama on a mythic stage

“House of Names: a Novel” (Scribner), by Colm Toibin In the days before the gods lost interest in human folly, King Agamemnon summoned his daughter Iphigenia to wed Achilles. His wife, Clytemnestra, believed his ruse and led their young daughter to what turned out to...

Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin fears funding cuts for disabled

AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov JERUSALEM (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin says she is “extremely concerned” about funds being cut from services for the disabled. Matlin, who was the first deaf person to receive an Academy Award, spoke Monday in Tel Aviv....

The Latest: Alex Jones interview draws 3.5 million viewers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on Megyn Kelly’s Sunday night interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (all times local): 11:51 a.m. Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was seen by 3.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen. Much...

Alejandro Sanz named Latin Grammy Person of the Year

AP Photo/Francisco Seco NEW YORK (AP) — Spanish music star Alejandro Sanz has been named 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. The academy will honor the 18-time Latin Grammy Award- and three-time Grammy Award-winner on Nov. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention...

New book on bloody WWII battle inspired by NY veteran

AP Photo/Mike Groll ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When military history author Bill Sloan sought inspiration for his new book on World War II in the Pacific, he found it in a then-96-year-old combat veteran from upstate New York who survived one of the war’s bloodiest battles....

High court won't hear appeal over dancing baby video

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal in a long-running copyright dispute over a YouTube video that shows a baby dancing to Prince’s song, “Let’s Go Crazy.” The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that...

Supreme Court strikes down sex offender social media ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has struck down a North Carolina law that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites. The justices ruled unanimously Monday in favor of North Carolina resident Lester Packingham Jr. His Facebook boast...

Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices ruled that the 71-year-old...

Jay Z's new album '4:44' to drop June 30 on Tidal

AP Photo/Matt Rourke NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z’s new album will be released June 30 and will be available only to users of the music streaming service Tidal, which the rapper co-owns. Tidal announced the news on Twitter early Monday along with a 30-second black-and-white...

Review: John Grisham's 'Camino Island' is fine beach read

“Camino Island: a Novel” (Doubleday), by John Grisham The tale opens with a robbery and closes with a reconciliation. In between these bookends, “Camino Island” by John Grisham is populated with ruthless thieves, witty writers and enough intrigue to fill a...