Kentucky Denies Atheist Request For ‘IM GOD’ License Plates

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An atheist’s request to say “IM GOD” on his license plate was denied by the state of Kentucky, which said it might distract other drivers, could spark confrontations and would be in bad taste. Bennie L. Hart says that by driving around...

South Korea president’s office explains Viagra purchase

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An increasingly strange political scandal surrounding South Korean President Park Geun-hye has now left her office defending the purchase of hundreds of erectile dysfunction pills. Park’s office on Wednesday confirmed revelations by an...

No. 13 Oregon beats Tennessee 69-65 in OT in Maui

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Dillon Brooks came up short with a chance to win the game in regulation. Given another shot, he wasn’t going to miss. Brooks hit a long 3-pointer with 22 seconds left in overtime and scored 17 points, lifting No. 13 Oregon...

Pentagon says al-Qaida figure killed in Syria airstrike

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military airstrike in Syria killed an al-Qaida leader with ties to militant movements across the Middle East, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook identified the target as an Egyptian named Abu Afghan al-Masri. Cook called...

US airstrikes top 1,000 against IS in Iraq and Syria

AP Photo/Petr David Josek USS EISENHOWER, Persian Gulf (AP) — One after another, fighter jets catapult from the flight deck of the USS Eisenhower, a thousand-foot (305-meter) American aircraft carrier, afterburners glowing amber above the blue Persian Gulf, on their way...

Review: Can you go home again? The lovely 'Lion' says yes

There are two ways to view “Lion.” One is as a heart-warming tale of love beyond boundaries and the incandescent pull of home. The more cynical view is that it’s a two-hour advertisement for the wonders of Google Earth. Let’s not be cynical, shall we?...

Network confirms Kanye West is hospitalized in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after abruptly canceling the last 21 dates of his national tour. A spokeswoman for the E! network, which airs the Kardashian family reality show and its spinoffs, confirmed an E! News report that West was...
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Mos Def to say farewell with concerts in NYC, Washington

AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam NEW YORK (AP) — Yasiin Bey – formerly known as Mos Def – will say goodbye to fans in a series of concerts in December in New York and Washington, D.C. The hip-hop star has announced he is retiring from the music business after getting...

Ohio Sheriff Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges, Theft In Office

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A suspended Ohio sheriff has pleaded guilty to stealing prescription drugs and other drug-related charges. Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer agreed to a plea deal Tuesday after denying the charges for months and saying the investigation against him was...

Man Who Had Fentanyl Marked Like Less-potent Drug Sentenced

CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after authorities searching his car and apartment seized more than 900 fentanyl pills made to look like tablets of a less-potent opiate. Cleveland.com reports 30-year-old Ryan Gaston of Euclid...