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...

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...

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...
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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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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...
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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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McIlroy stumbles to worst start in 2 months

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to hitting into a sand trap on the 13th hole during the first round of play at The Barclays golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Paramus, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to hitting into a sand...

Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

Evan Reed, center, stands with his attorneys Ben Goneck, left, and David Gorcyca during a preliminary hearing on a sexual assault charge Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Detroit. Reed, a Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown...