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Lifetime TV to Feature Several Touring Broadway Shows

By Mark Kennedy | Jul 29
Lifetime TV's "The Balancing Act" will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on "Kinky Boots," ''Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," ''If/Then" and "Cabaret."

Trevor Noah Takes on Racism, Skips Politics in Standup Gig

By Lynn Elber | Jul 29
In an hour-long comedy set, Trevor Noah hit the kind of social satire notes to be expected of Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" heir.

'The Book of Mormon' Gets Rousing Reception in Utah

By Brady McCombs | Jul 29
The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater.

Health Care Spending to Accelerate, US Report Says

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 29
It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

Man Accused in Lion Death Says He Thought Hunt was Legal

By Brian Bakst and Amy Forliti | Jul 29
A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

Star Athletes Pitch for Beijing, Almaty Ahead of 2022 Vote

By Dennis Passa | Jul 29
Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ did their best Wednesday to bring more attention to their delegations ahead of Friday's IOC vote for the 2022 Winter Games host city.

Michael Sam to Make CFL Debut for Alouettes in August

Jul 29
Michael Sam will make his debut with the Montreal Alouettes in August, but his coach won't give an exact date.

End of Boy Scouts' Ban on Gays Prompts Elation and Alarm

By David Crary and Lindsay Whitehurst | Jul 29
The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday. But the Mormon church warned that it may split away to form a global scouting organization of its own.

Gov't: Fiat Chrysler Must Offer to Buy Back 500,000 Pickups

By Tom Krisher, Jonathan Fahey | Jul 29
Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls.

Experts Warn Artificial Intelligence May Build Weapons

By Richard Lardner | Jul 29
According to an open letter signed by hundreds of scientists and technology experts, artificial intelligence could be used to build weapons with minds of their own. Here are five important things to know about artificial intelligence.

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