• 3 share 1st-round lead at Trophee Hassan

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Francesco Laporta of Italy, Thomas Linard of France and Jason Scrivener of Australia shot a 4-under 68 to share the lead on the first day of the Trophee Hassan II on Thursday.

  • Quade Cooper won’t be part of Australia’s 7s Olympic team

    SYDNEY (AP) — France-based flyhalf Quade Cooper won’t play for Australia’s sevens team at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after being dropped by coach Andy Friend.

  • Australia’s Marc Leishman out of Rio Olympics consideration

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Marc Leishman has joined Adam Scott in deciding not to play golf for Australia at the Rio Olympics in August, with Leishman citing concerns over the health of his family because of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

  • In this March 23, 2016, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a press conference in Sydney. Australia's election campaign will officially start soon with climate change policy and union corruption in the national building industry shaping into key battlegrounds for the July 2 poll. Turnbull said Wednesday, May 4, 2016, that he was likely to visit Governor-General Peter Cosgrove this weekend to lock down the date and officially start the election campaign. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

    Prime minister says Australia to have July 2 election

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s election campaign will officially start soon with climate change policy and union corruption in the national building industry shaping into key battlegrounds for the July 2 poll.

  • In this Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison is sworn in by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove during the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Cabinet at Government House in Canberra, Australia. Australia’s current government will never sell its largest cattle empire to foreigners, Morrison said on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 after blocking a takeover by a Chinese-led consortium. (Stefan Postles/Pool Photo via AP, File)

    Australia rules out sale of cattle empire to foreigners

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s current government will never sell its largest cattle empire to foreigners, the treasurer said on Wednesday after blocking a takeover by a Chinese-led consortium.

  • Australia rules out sale of cattle empire to foreigners

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s treasurer says his government will never sell Australia’s largest cattle empire to foreigners.

  • This July 9, 2015, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign near the New York Stock Exchange. A weak Chinese manufacturing survey weighed on European markets Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Australia's stock index was the standout performer after the Australian central bank surprised many in the markets by cutting interest rates. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Weak Chinese manufacturing survey weighs on markets

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell again Tuesday after weaker Chinese manufacturing and a cut in Europe’s growth outlook fueled fears about the global economy.

  • In this Dec. 9, 2014, photo, golden jellyfish swim in Jellyfish Lake in Palau. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage area, the saltwater lake has long been a source of wonder for tourists, who have delighted in snorkeling among the millions of golden jellyfish which can fill the water as thick as corn chowder. But some tourists in recent weeks have struggled to find even a single jellyfish, prompting at least one tour operator to suspend its trips.(Kevin Davidson via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES

    In Pacific nation of Palau, Jellyfish Lake losing namesake

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The big question at Palau’s Jellyfish Lake: Where are all the jellyfish?

  • The word HELP spelled out with fern fronds is seen by Amalgamated Helicopters chief pilot Jason Diedrichs as he hovers over head in Tararua Forest Park near Wellington on New Zealands North Island, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Carolyn Lloyd and her daughter Rachel Lloyd from North Carolina in the U.S. made the help sign after they got lost for five days while on a day hike in the New Zealand wilderness.(Photo/Jason Diedrichs/Amalgamated Helicopters Via AP)

    North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large “help” signs they had made from fern fronds.

  • Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova celebrates after defeating Samantha Stosur from Australia in their final at the WTA tennis tournament in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)2

    Lucie Safarova wins Prague Open for 7th career WTA title

    PRAGUE (AP) — Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic came from a set down to win the Prague Open, overcoming Sam Stosur of Australia 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the final on Saturday.