Arts and Entertainment Sherlock Holmes portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC series

A long-running legal battle in the United States could change the way Sherlock Holmes and other characters are portrayed in future books and films

Late flourish puts in-form Perry in Classic contention

Kenny Perry finished with a flourish to move into a three-way tie for the lead through three rounds at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois. Perry, seeking his third victory in five starts, birdied the 18th hole to finish with a four-under 67 for the day and 15-under 198 for the tournament. That tied him with Eric Axley (67) and Brad Adamonis (66), who at 35 is the US PGA Tour's oldest rookie. Jay Williamson (62) and second-round leader Will MacKenzie (70) were one stroke back.

Album: Matana Roberts, The Chicago Project (Central Control)

The Windy City's twin traditions of free jazz and post-rock are celebrated in this stunning debut by saxophonist Roberts, recorded by Tortoise's John McEntire and featuring guitarist Jeff Parker and sax-man Fred Anderson. What's so impressive is not just Roberts's chops and tunes, but the thought that's gone into making the album work as a whole. An opening Ayler-ish squall is followed by an elegant exchange with Parker which devolves into blues before leading into the first of three "Birdhouse". "Nomra" shows a sensitive side, while "Love Call" has real compositional density.

US campus gunman toll rises to six

Another person shot when a suicidal gunman opened fire at an American university has died, bringing the toll to six.

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