Review: Hurwitz delivers exciting ‘Tell No Lies’

“Tell No Lies” (St. Martin’s Press), by Gregg Hurwitz A race to stop a killer begins when a piece of mail is delivered to the wrong person in “Tell No Lies,” the latest thriller from Gregg Hurwitz. Daniel…

VA ends lease for halted W. Pa. outpatient center

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has terminated its lease with an Ohio company that was building a $75 million outpatient center north of Pittsbur……

Polish men charged in fight with Mexican sailors

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors have charged two Polish men with assault and another has been detained for questioning after dozens of Polish football fans clashed with Mexican naval cadets. Prosecutor Witold Niesiolowski said Tuesday they singled out…

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87

DETROIT (AP) — Elmore Leonard, a former adman who later in life became one of America’s foremost crime writers, has died. He was 87. His researcher, Gregg Sutter, says Elmore passed away Tuesday morning from complications from a…

Fans mass for One Direction movie premiere

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of One Direction fans are gathering in London’s Leicester Square, where the boy band’s first feature film is getting its world premiere. Some slept in the square overnight to stake out a spot near…

Netflix strikes movie deal with Weinstein Co.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Netflix says it’s reached a multi-year agreement with The Weinstein Co. that will give it the exclusive streaming rights to the company’s first-run films starting in 2016. Weinstein Co.’s movies include “The Artist”…

Year after leader dies, Ethiopia is little changed

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Candlelit vigils and the launch of over two dozen parks are taking place in Ethiopia on the first year anniversary of the death of long-time ruler Meles Zenawi. Tuesday’s rituals underscore the approach…

Zimbabwe court throws out election-rigging case

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s highest court has thrown out a legal challenge that alleged the July 31 elections won by President Robert Mugabe were marred by fraud. Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku, head of the Constitutional Court, on…

UK prosecutors charge Daily Mirror, Sun reporters

LONDON (AP) — Four journalists from the Daily Mirror and Sun newspapers have been charged with bribing officials for information as part of an ongoing probe into British media wrongdoing, prosecutors said Tuesday. Former Daily Mirror journalist Greig…

Ex-Pa. school choir leader gets sexting probation

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pittsburgh-area choir director will spend three years on probation for sending sexually explicit messages to a male student on his cell pho……

Final book in Alan Gregory series disappoints

“Compound Fractures” (Dutton), by Stephen White For more than 20 years, Stephen White has been writing about Alan Gregory, a psychologist in Boulder, Colo., who tends to get involved in major crimes. With the help of Detective Sam…

Sen. Cruz says he’ll renounce Canadian citizenship

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has released his birth certificate to reflect that he was born in Canada but says he will renounce citizenship from that country. Cruz first gave a copy of the document…

Ga. woman convicted of perjury to be sentenced

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A woman whose former boss was convicted of fatally shooting her husband outside a suburban Atlanta preschool in 2010 is set to be sentenced after she was convicted of lying to authorities. Jurors on…

US judge approves force-feeding California inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge approved a request from California and federal officials to force-feed inmates if necessary as a statewide prison hunger strike entered its seventh week. Officials say they fear for the welfare of…

Gay Fla. teen back in jail after plea deal pulled

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen accused of having sex with her underage girlfriend is back in jail after prosecutors withdrew a plea deal. Authorities say 19-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt was booked into the Indian River County…

Spanish judge wants to question track security

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge investigating a train crash that killed 79 people wants to question whoever is responsible for rail security on the stretch where the accident occurred, making the driver no longer the only suspect…

Review: ‘Mortal Instruments’ album intoxicating

Various Artists, “The Mortal Instruments Soundtrack” (Republic Records) Successful film soundtracks have to complete a pair of difficult tasks. They must creatively echo the film they enhance and also stand up on their own. “The Mortal Instruments” soundtrack…

Vice president with son in Texas for medical tests

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is in Houston while his son undergoes medical tests after experiencing weakness and disorientation last week. Beau Biden, the Delaware attorney general, is undergoing tests Tuesday to determine what caused…