• Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — They are stylistic opposites, one a bombastic tycoon-turned-president, the other a famously modest pope. They disagree openly on such weighty issues as immigration, climate change and economic policy.

  • Land around powerlines could be boon to birds

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Researchers are embarking on a two-year project to better understand how songbirds use the forests in Maine and New Hampshire.

  • Charges shed light on sea cucumber smuggling at US border

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Charges against a father-son partnership for allegedly smuggling more than $17 million worth of sea cucumbers to the United States and exporting them to Asia sheds light on a growing and lucrative illegal cross-border trade.

  • Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators 3-2 to tie series

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and the resurgent Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2.

  • China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor

    BEIJING (AP) — Commercial development of the globe’s huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as “combustible ice” has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines.

  • Police investigating death of man who fell at Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old man who fell over a railing at Wrigley Field.

  • Great Lakes anglers asked to watch for tagged fish

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan wildlife officials are asking anglers to report any Great Lakes fish they catch that are marked and tagged.

  • EXCHANGE: Ex-basketball player inspires urban farmers

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — It was a small farm nearly 100 miles away and run by a man he never met, but it was enough to provide Yatte Moore with inspiration.

  • AP Exclusive: Chinese spent $24B on US, other ‘golden visas’

    BEIJING (AP) — When the sister of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family’s new skyscraper from a Beijing hotel ballroom stage earlier this month, she was pitching a controversial American visa program that’s proven irresistible to tens of thousands of Chinese.