• Brit fan flies to NYC to propose at ‘Ghostbusters’ firehouse

    In this July 12, 2016, file photo, a man walks past the firehouse that was featured in the 1984 movie "Ghostbusters," in New York. The New York Daily News reports a Ghostbusters fan from Britain flew with his girlfriend to New York on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, to propose at the firehouse. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — A British man flew his girlfriend all the way across the pond to New York City so he could propose to her at the firehouse used in the “Ghostbusters” franchise.

  • Florida Gov. Scott lifts Zika infection zone in Miami Beach

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s governor and tourism officials are declaring victory over Zika in South Beach. But the virus remains a risk in Miami-Dade County.

  • Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountains to reopen after fatal wildfires

    FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, a burned car sits in a parking lot in Gatlinburg, Tenn., after a wildfire swept through the area Monday. Authorities on Wednesday, Dec. 7, charged two juveniles in the wildfire that killed over a dozen people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the resort town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, have reopened to the public after wildfires that caused 14 deaths and damaged about 2,500 buildings.

  • EU puts Iran’s Aseman Airlines on its air safety blacklist

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has added Iran’s Aseman Airlines to its blacklist of companies banned from European skies due to safety concerns.

  • 6 ways to keep phone charges low during international travel

    In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015, file photo, a passenger makes a phone call as he walks by a flight information board at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, Belgium. You don’t have to pay a fortune to use your phone abroad, but you need to plan ahead. Getting a local plan when you arrive is the most economical choice, but it’s not practical for many people. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)

    FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — It’s a sure-fire way to dampen the holiday cheers: Spend a week on a dream vacation abroad, then come back to find an additional several hundred dollars on your cellphone bill.

  • Alaska Airlines gets US approval to buy Virgin America

    In this Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, photo, fueling manager Jarid Svraka looks on as he fuels an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 jet with a new, blended alternative jet fuel, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, Alaska Airlines said it has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alaska Airlines has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines.

  • SeaWorld cutting 320 jobs in restructuring

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is eliminating 320 jobs across its 12-park company.

  • Claire Smith 1st woman to win Hall of Fame’s Spink Award

    Claire Smith, ESPN's news editor of remote productions, poses during Major League Baseball's winter meetings, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 in Oxon Hill, Md. Smith is the first woman to win the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing and will be honored during the Hall of Fame's induction weekend next July in Cooperstown, New York. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Claire Smith is the first woman to win the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing and will be honored during the Hall of Fame’s induction weekend next July in Cooperstown, New York.

  • Cuba starts return to normal as mourning for Castro ends

    A Cuban band plays at a cafe in Old Havana, Cuba, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro end and Cuba begins to resume its life, with music in the streets, alcohol sold again and work returning to a normal pace. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

    HAVANA (AP) — Music is playing in the streets again. Tourists are sipping mojitos at sidewalk cafes. Flags are flapping at full staff. After nine days of national mourning for Fidel Castro, Cuba is slowly returning to noisy, boisterous normality.

  • Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after ‘about a decade’

    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A fake U.S. embassy that operated for “about a decade” in Ghana’s capital issuing counterfeit and fraudulently obtained visas has been shut down, the U.S. State Department announced.