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In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."  The film is based on the autobiography by Chris Kyle. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures) ** FILE **

Bradley Cooper’s DNC appearance irks conservatives

Associated Press

Bradley Cooper’s appearance at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night has irked some conservative fans of the actor’s portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014’s “American Sniper.”

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Francis Gibbons, aide to top Mormon leaders, dies at 95

- Associated Press

It was 1970, and the LDS Church was looking for a "mature" male secretary for its governing First Presidency - someone who had administrative experience and could take notes in shorthand.

Las Vegas golf has reached a pivotal point

- Associated Press

It was a sweltering 106 degrees when Megan Mashore adjusted her stance under the shade of a Topgolf roofline. Music, chatter and the thwack of clubs smashing golf balls filled the air around her. In front of her, the Las Vegas Strip glittered.

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez hits a two-run home run off Chicago White Sox pitcher Anthony Ranaudo during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Cubs considering new translator for star closer Chapman

Associated Press

The Chicago Cubs are considering bringing in a new Spanish translator for Aroldis Chapman after the star closer from Cuba struggled to answer questions about a past domestic violence case in his introductory news conference.

NY health records database reaches 9 million patients

Associated Press

Nearly 9 million New Yorkers now have health records in a growing database accessible to most of the state's hospitals, health centers, long-term care facilities and nearly one-quarter of physician practices.

Text of Hillary Clinton's Democratic convention speech

- Associated Press

Text of Hillary Clinton's speech Thursday accepting the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as provided by the Clinton campaign.

Carl Gottlieb.  (Dave Kapp)

'Jaws' screenwriter Gottlieb says classic film still has its bite

The only man probably not traumatized by "Jaws" was actor/screenwriter Carl Gottlieb. After all, he both starred in the film as the local newspaperman and co-wrote the screenplay adapted from Peter Benchley's terrifying novel. Mr. Gottlieb discussed his book "The Jaws Log: Expanded Edition," why we're fascinated with great whites and why he's not the ultimate "Jaws" expert.

The New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia.  (Eric Althoff)

Almost heaven: West Virginia capital region offers adventures, culture and cuisine

- The Washington Times

West Virginia defies easy categorization. The capital city of Charleston and its environs offer hidden gems of nature, cuisine and culture that are but a few hours' drive from the nation's capital. The Washington Times was recently invited to "almost heaven" to experience the treasures of the southwestern part of the state. Along the way, so much wonder and adventure was found in the hills and vales of the Mountain State.

Hyongtae Pae stands outside the federal courthouse in Honolulu on Thursday, April 21, 2016, after pleading guilty to interfering with a flight crew. Authorities say he became violent after wanting to do yoga instead of sit in his seat during a flight from Honolulu to Tokyo last month. He was heading home to South Korea after vacationing in Hawaii to celebrate his 40th wedding anniversary. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

Time served, $44K restitution for airplane yoga arrest

- Associated Press

A Korean tourist who was arrested after he became violent when he wasn't allowed to do yoga on a plane leaving Hawaii won't get additional jail time. But he must pay United Airlines more than $44,000.

In this July 1, 2016 photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a pilot whales swim off the coast of Hawaii. Researchers returning from a 30-day expedition to study whales and dolphins around the Hawaiian islands are looking for clues to help sustain healthy populations of the marine mammals. NOAA scientists told reporters Thursday, July 28, 2016 that gathering data on the animals is often difficult, especially around the windward coasts of the Hawaiian Islands. (NOAA via AP)

NOAA: Drone technology aids whale research off Hawaii

- Associated Press

Federal researchers returning from a 30-day expedition to study whales and dolphins around the Hawaiian Islands said Thursday they are looking for clues to help sustain healthy populations of the marine mammals.