• Park shoots 63 to take 2-shot lead at LPGA Tour event

    ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Sung Hyun Park has said one of her goals this season on the LPGA Tour is to win the Rookie of the Year award.

  • From Bronx to Tokyo, Darvish vs Tanaka creates buzz

    NEW YORK (AP) — Snuggled in his baby pouch, 3-month-old Toma Tsubota probably won’t remember being at Yankee Stadium for his first baseball game.

  • Honda denies covering up dangers of Takata air bags

    DETROIT (AP) — Honda is going public in an effort to debunk claims by lawyers that it knew about the hazards of exploding Takata air bag inflators nearly two decades ago but covered them up.

  • Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant

    MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — The Islamic State group helped fund the monthlong siege of a southern Philippine city through a Malaysian militant who was reportedly killed by troops, the Philippine military chief said Friday.

  • For ‘Okja,’ growing a GMO pig from page to screen

    NEW YORK (AP) — The giant genetically modified pig of Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja” is 8-feet tall, 13-feet long and would, if real, weigh six tons. It looks most like a hippo, but it has big floppy dog ears and moves a little like an elephant.

  • US indexes inch higher as energy stocks claw from the hole

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes inched higher Friday as energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index flipped between modest gains and losses and is on track to end the week roughly where it started.

  • Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name

    MARODA, India (AP) — A charity that provides toilets to poor Indians is leading an effort to rename a tiny northern village after President Donald Trump, saying the gesture is meant to honor relations with the U.S. and draw support for better sanitation in India.

  • NKorean taekwondo team in SKorea for 1st time in 10 years

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean taekwondo demonstration team arrived in South Korea on Friday for its first performances in the rival country in 10 years.

  • Khmer Rouge leaders deliver closing defense at trial

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — As his trial for genocide ended, the former head of state of Cambodia’s 1970s Khmer Rouge regime on Friday rejected the charges against him, saying the allegation was concocted by the country’s traditional enemy, neighboring Vietnam.

  • It’s a girl: Japan zoo’s star panda baby gets a checkup

    TOKYO (AP) — The baby panda, who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan, is a girl.