• In this Thursday, April 14, 2016 file photo, Filipino boxer and Congressman Manny Pacquiao smiles as he answers questions from reporters upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, after beating American Timothy Bradley during their WBO welterweight title boxing match in Las Vegas. Pacquiao pressed on with his campaign for a seat in the Philippine Senate on Thursday, April 28, barnstorming in a province, south of Manila, despite a reported militant plot to kidnap him. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

    Pacquiao presses senatorial campaign despite kidnap threat

    SAN PABLO, Philippines (AP) — Boxing star Manny Pacquiao pressed on with his campaign for a seat in the Philippine Senate on Thursday, barnstorming in a province south of Manila despite a reported militant plot to kidnap him.

  • Han Yunhong, an official from the Public Security Bureau listens to questions during a press conference about a law regulating overseas non-governmental organizations held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Thursday, April 28, 2016. China passed a much-debated law on foreign non-governmental organizations on Thursday in a move in which Beijing says would better serve the groups but critics are concerned would further restrict them by subjecting them to close police supervision. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China passes law to tighten controls on foreign nonprofits

    BEIJING (AP) — China passed a law Thursday tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision, a move officials say will help the groups but critics charge is the latest attempt by authorities to clamp down on perceived threats to the ruling Communist Party’s control.

  • In this Friday, April 15, 2016 photo, Geologist Leonard Karr, shows mineral formations inside an abandoned gold mine once exploded by the British, in Egypt's eastern desert, between Luxor and Hurghada. Essential for ancient artifacts like the famed burial mask of Tutankhamun and still highly desired in Middle Eastern culture today, gold has been mined in Egypt for millennia. But experts say the country is heavily underexplored and that modern technology now allows much deeper excavation of the ancient sites shown on Pharaonic treasure maps. If developed, gold and mineral mining could prove a boon to the country at a time it is desperate for foreign currency, and provide jobs for its burgeoning population of 90 million. (AP Photo/Brian Rohan)

    Egypt explorers hunt gold in the desert, following ancients

    EASTERN DESERT, Egypt (AP) — Off the off-road tracks deep in Egypt’s eastern desert, prospectors are ramping up the hunt for the treasure once revered by the Pharaohs as the “skin of the gods” — gold.

  • In this April 18, 2016 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder fills jugs with filtered tap water at Cheryl Hill's house, in Flint, Mich. Snyder says he will drink Flint's water for roughly a month to show residents it is safe. In proposing a tougher limit for lead in drinking water, Snyder wants to lift Michigan from the depths of the Flint crisis to being a model for water safety that can help assess whether the current national rules governing lead are too lax.  (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP File) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Michigan governor seeks tougher lead limit for state, nation

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In proposing a tougher limit for lead in drinking water, Gov. Rick Snyder wants to lift Michigan from the depths of the Flint crisis to being a national model for lead monitoring that could help assess whether current rules are too lax.

  • In this 2012 photo provided by Jamie Gilpin, Gilpin, center, poses for a photo with his wife, Joy Cadelina Gilpin, right, and daughter, Celeste Gilpin, at Looking Glass Falls, Pisgah National Forest, near Asheville, N.C. Small businesses in North Carolina are worried about fallout from the new state law limiting protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Jamie Gilpin said that his bicycle tours business has seen a decline in inquiries since the law was passed. (Jim Gilpin/Courtesy of Jamie Gilpin via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Fallout from North Carolina LGBT law worries small business

    NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses in North Carolina are already losing valuable business because of the new state law limiting protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

  • Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, after his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. Hastert was sentenced to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    The Latest: Dennis Hastert arrives at court for sentencing

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (all times local):

  • Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, after his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. Hastert was sentenced to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Dennis Hastert awaits sentence in hush-money case

    CHICAGO (AP) — Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison in a hush-money case that revealed accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling.

  • From left, Valeant's outgoing CEO, J. Michael Pearson; former chief financial officer Howard Schiller; and billionaire investor William Ackman, whose hedge fund holds a large stake in Valeant and controls two seats on its board of directors, are sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, prior to testifying before the Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on drastic price hikes by Valeant and a handful of other drugmakers that have stoked outrage from patients, physicians and politicians nationwide. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Valeant CEO will cite ‘mistakes’ in price-hiking strategy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers accused Valeant Pharmaceuticals of gouging patients to reward Wall Street investors during a hearing Wednesday scrutinizing the embattled drugmaker’s pricing tactics.

  • Protesters head into the Legislative building for a sit-in against House Bill 2 in Raleigh, N.C.,  Monday, April 25, 2016. While demonstrations circled North Carolina's statehouse on Monday, for and against a Republican-backed law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people, House Democrats filed a repeal bill that stands little chance of passing. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    North Carolina Dems pan ‘keep our state straight’ comment

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rhetorical skirmishes continued Tuesday in North Carolina over a law limiting protections for LGBT people, as Democrats criticized a Republican’s plea to “keep our state straight.”

  • In this Friday, April 22, 2016 photo, a jar containing a strain of marijuana nicknamed "Killer D" is seen at a medical marijuana facility in Unity, Maine. A growing number of health experts and law enforcement officials are making the case that marijuana could help reduce the numbers of overdoses and redirect money into fighting heroin and other opiates. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers.