• In this photo taken on Monday, April  11, 2016, a radiation warning sign is placed near the check-point 'Maidan' of the state radiation ecology reserve inside the 30 km exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, some 370 km ( 231 miles) south-east of Minsk, Belarus. The sign is placed in two kilometres distance of Nikolai Chubenok farm. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk

    GUBAREVICHI, Belarus (AP) — On the edge of Belarus’ Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning “Stop! Radiation,” a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation’s food safety limits.

  • In this Wednesday, March 2, 2016 photo, Ben Alexander listens to a lecture during a class for screenwriting at Tulane University in New Orleans. Alexander has nonverbal autism, a condition that became apparent when he was 2 years old. He has found his voice through writing using what is known as “facilitated communication,” a method in which another person supports the hand of the autistic person so he or she can communicate through typing. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

    ‘I am here’ – Silenced by autism, young man finds his voice

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Though he cannot speak, Benjamin Alexander has much to say, one typed word at a time.

  • This April 17, 2016 photo shows Micheler Castor, who is deaf, holding a picture of him with his wife Jesula Gelin, who's also deaf, with their children at his home in Leveque, a community where a group of deaf people relocated after the 2010 earthquake in Cabaret, Haiti. Castor's wife was beaten, stabbed and burned to death along with two of her deaf friends as they walked home from the capital to their village. Relatives who identified them in a morgue said their tongues were cut out in an apparent act of ritualistic savagery. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Slaying of 3 deaf women in Haiti highlights vulnerability

    LEVEQUE, Haiti (AP) — The three friends had spent the day stocking up on food in the Haitian capital when they left for their village, setting off on the 20-mile trip home by foot because the minibuses known as tap-taps weren’t running after a bridge collapse.

  • This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Drew Gehling, left, and Jessie Mueller during a performance of "Waitress," at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York. (Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)

    Review: Broadway’s ‘Waitress’ has the recipe for success

    NEW YORK (AP) — The unmistakable smell of baking pies pervades the Brooks Atkinson Theatre at performances of the sweet and savory new musical “Waitress.” It’s not a trick — there really is a pie baking in the lobby.

  • Things to know: Families claim against USDA over pesticide

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two Idaho families seeking relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture over pesticide that contaminated their fields must now consider their next steps after the agency rejected their claims.

  • USDA declines to pay for cows, crops poisoned by pesticide

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has refused to pay claims filed by two Idaho families who contend its pesticide treatment contaminated their crops and poisoned a cattle herd.

  • The Latest: Friend: Wisconsin prom shooter was ‘good kid’

    ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin (all times local):

  • This undated file photo provided by SCP Auctions shows various views of former major league pitcher Don Drysdale's 1963 World Series championship ring. The ring sold at auction for $110,111. (Leslie Larsen Bird/SCP Auctions via AP, File)

    Don Drysdale’s 1963 World Series ring sells for $110K

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Drysdale’s 1963 World Series championship ring with the Los Angeles Dodgers sold for $110,111 in an auction of the late Hall of Fame pitcher’s memorabilia.

  • This photo circa 1870 courtesy of Marjorie Putnam Adams shows Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams. A newly verified set of documents from baseball's early history serve almost as a paternity test for the game. Maury Povich might look at them on his daytime talk show and declare: "Doc Adams, you ARE the father!" Or, for the man he's replacing, "Alexander Cartwright, you are NOT the father of baseball." (Courtesy of Marjorie Putnam Adams/Wikipedia via AP)

    You ARE the father: Who is Doc Adams, baseball’s dad?

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams may never be a household name like baseball’s imagined inventor Abner Doubleday or basketball’s actual inventor James Naismith. But a newly verified set of documents, titled “Laws of Base Ball,” sold at auction early Sunday for nearly $3.3 million, go a long way toward lifting him to legendary status.

  • Historic ‘Laws of Baseball’ documents sell for more than $3M

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Documents that baseball historians have called the Magna Carta of the game have sold at auction for nearly $3.3 million.