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...

Accuser of ‘X-Men’ director seeks case dismissal

FILE – This Dec. 2, 2013 file photo shows Bryan Singer at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” at the Dolby Theatre. A former child model accusing “X-Men†director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii said he wants to...
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American Ebola doc: ‘I am thrilled to be alive’

Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly, right, hugs a member of the medical staff that treated him, after being released from Emory University Hospital Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Atlanta. Another American aid worker, Nancy Writebol, who was also infected with the Ebola virus, was...
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VIDEO: Heminger Memorial Garden dedicated

  The Ed and Barb Heminger Memorial Garden was dedicated Thursday at the Hancock Historial Museum in Findlay.
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Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

A family passes the second part of the Russian aid convoy trucks as they are parked along a road near a border control point with Ukraine in the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) A family passes the second...
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Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten

FILE – This Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 file image provided by Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show bodies of victims of an attack on Ghouta, Syria. An international human rights group says on the...

Rays get just 1 hit off Price, beat Tigers 1-0

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during...
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Goalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from US team

Everton’s Tim Howard, right, can’t stop Leicester’s Chris Wood, left, from scoring the equalizer during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Saturday, Aug 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Rui...