• Commercial crabber Mal Luebkert holds a block of Organobait synthetic bait on his boat on the Great Wicomico river in Heathsville, Va., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Fisheries for lobsters and crabs have grappling with a shortage of bait that synthetic bait may help with. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Goodbye, herring? Biotech bait gives lobstermen alternative

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lobster and crab fishermen have baited traps with dead herring for generations, but an effort to find a synthetic substitute for forage fish is nearing fruition just as the little fish are in short supply, threatening livelihoods in a lucrative industry.

  • Ultra-marathon runner reunited with stray dog from Gobi race

    LONDON (AP) — An ultra-marathon runner has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through part of a grueling desert race in China and then went missing.

    Updated: 10:52 am

  • Man who founded Crim races plans to run his 30th _ at 85

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The man who 40 years ago founded what’s now called the HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races in Flint is preparing to run his 30th 10-mile race at the event that bears his name.

    Updated: 9:24 am

  • Czech tourist Pavlina Pizova attends a press conference at a police station in Queenstown, New Zealand, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. Pizova, whose partner fell to his death, survived a harrowing month in the frozen New Zealand wilderness before being rescued, police said. (James Allan/New Zealand Herald via AP)

    Tourist describes death, harrowing month in New Zealand bush

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Pavlina Pizova says she couldn’t free her partner after he slipped down an icy bank and became wedged between rocks and branches. After he died, she stayed with him through the freezing night.

    Updated: 11:46 pm

  • Gov. Cuomo opens NY State Fair, touts upgraded fairgrounds

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Fair has opened its 12-day run, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on hand to tout $50 million in upgrades to the fairgrounds.

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, left, shows McClaren driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, right, his cellphone prior to a media conference at the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix circuit in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. The Belgium Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Rosberg’s chance for points as Hamilton expects grid penalty

    SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — While Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton expects to swallow a severe grid penalty at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg hopes to take advantage.

  • In this Saturday, June 18, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks by the Sentinel Bridge in the Yosemite Valley in front of Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in the park, at Yosemite National Park, Calif. In a new project with National Geographic, Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality, in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park. The 11-minute VR video, narrated by Obama, is one part paean to the wonders of America’s national parks and one part warning of the threat posed by climate change. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality — in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.

  • Endwell, N.Y., left fielder Justin Ryan just misses a three-run home run by Bowling Green, Ky.'s Carson Myers during the first inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    New York secures spot in U.S. championship game of LLWS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jude Abbadessa was 5 for 5 with six RBIs to lead Endwell, New York past Bowling Green, Kentucky 13-10 on Wednesday night for a place in the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series.

  • Canada's Brooke Henderson tees off on the 15th hole during the pro-am at the LPGA Canadian Open golf tournament in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Ko, Henderson set for Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

    PRIDDIS, Alberta (AP) — Brooke Henderson is the face of Canadian golf. Lydia Ko is a big hit, too — and every bit as comfortable.

  • Correction: Water Park-Fatality-Regulation story

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a story Aug. 12 about the regulation in Kansas for amusement park rides, The Associated Press erroneously reported that South Dakota was among the states that have no laws regulating the industry. South Dakota passed a law requiring inspections in 2014.