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Nats stretch streak to 10 with 1-0 win vs. D-Backs

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez delivers during the first...

Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds. The commission said in a statement Thursday that it took the action because Cyrus...
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Phelps back in international comp, advances in 100

Michael Phelps of the U.S. swims in his men’s 100m freestyle heat at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Michael Phelps of the U.S. swims in his men’s 100m freestyle heat at the Pan Pacific...
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Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker delivers to the Boston Red...
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US housing recovery appears to be back on track

FILE – In this July 30, 2014 file photo, George Limperis, a realtor with Paragon Real Estate Group, walks through the kitchen of a property in the Noe Valley neighborhood in San Francisco. On Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, the National Association of Realtors is scheduled to...
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Gap reports higher profit, plans India expansion

This May 14, 2014 photo shows the sign on a GAP store in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh. On Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, Gap Inc. is scheduled to report quarterly financial results after the market closes. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) This May 14, 2014 photo shows the sign on a GAP...
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Stocks advance to put S&P 500 at a record high

Trader Tommy Kalikas, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher, pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closer toward another record high. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Trader Tommy Kalikas, center,...

US inspector finds Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba trip legal

HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department’s inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce’s fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal under rules allowing educational travel to the island. The music superstars angered several Republican...

Guide on TV’s ‘Wild West Alaska’ pleads guilty

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A hunting guide who appears on the Animal Planet television show “Wild West Alaska” has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations. Jim West, of Anchorage and Copper Center, entered the pleas Wednesday in...

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

FILE – This Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows a Bank of America sign in Philadelphia. Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the...