• Marquez qualifies on pole for Australian MotoGP

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — World championship leader Marc Marquez will start from pole position in Sunday’s Australian MotoGP after setting the fastest time in qualifying at the Phillip Island circuit Saturday.

  • Marquez qualifies on pole for Australian MotoGP

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — World championship leader Marc Marquez will start from pole position in Sunday’s Australian MotoGP after setting the fastest time in qualifying at the Phillip Island circuit Saturday.

  • NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

    A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

  • Hawaii boat crash spurs new concerns about foreign fishermen

    HONOLULU (AP) — A boat that ran aground off Honolulu while transporting foreign fishermen to work in Hawaii’s commercial fishing industry has raised new questions about the safety and working conditions for foreign laborers in this unique U.S. fleet.

  • Australian state takes step toward legalizing euthanasia

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state took a step toward allowing voluntary euthanasia on Friday, 20 years after the country repealed the world’s first mercy killing law.

  • Young Kiwi sailors Burling, Tuke go for Triple Crown

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Together, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke of New Zealand won Olympic silver and gold medals, and then the America’s Cup.

  • New Zealand to hold marijuana vote under new leader Ardern

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is poised to slash immigration, rethink trade deals and vote on legalizing marijuana under a new government that takes office next week. After nine years of conservative rule, liberal Jacinda Ardern was confirmed as the nation’s next prime minister on Thursday, following negotiations after a close September election.

  • British star Ainslie mentors next generation of sailors

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sir Ben Ainslie is so keen to win back the America’s Cup for Britain that he’ll spend the weekend sailing with and mentoring a crew of young countrymen who one day could be competing for the oldest trophy in international sports.