Uber chases GrabTaxi in Myanmar, expanding in Southeast Asia

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Uber is launching its private ride-hailing service in the Myanmar capital of Yangon, aiming to tap into one of the world’s youngest and fastest-growing online markets. The launch Thursday follows Singapore-based GrabTaxi’s debut by about...
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Australia warns travelers to not bring in hitchhiking toads

In this undated photo provided by Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, a black-spined toad is seen inside a shoe of a passenger from Indonesia, in Cairns, northeast Australia. Australian quarantine authorities on Thursday, May 11, 2017, urged travelers...

Hearing Officer Says Ohio Online School Owes State $60M

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state hearing officer has ruled against Ohio’s largest online charter school in its appeal of the state education department’s determination that the school owes $60 million for enrollment that can’t be justified. The Columbus Dispatch...

Frontier League

___ No games scheduled No games scheduled Joliet at Lake Erie, 7:05 p.m. Traverse City at Schaumburg, 7:30 p.m. Normal at River City, 7:35 p.m. Normal at River City, 7:35 p.m. Evansville at Southern Illinois, 8:05 p.m. Florence at Gateway, 8:05 p.m. Washington at Windy City, 8:05 p.m.
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'Silk Road' plan stirs unease over China's strategic goals

AP Photo/B.K. Bangash BEIJING (AP) — In a mountain valley in Kashmir, plans are under way for Chinese engineers guarded by Pakistani forces to expand the lofty Karakoram Highway in a project that is stirring diplomatic friction with India. The work is part of a sprawling...

Supporters Of Rancher Bundy Build Mock Jail Cell Near Prison

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy and his sons have built a mock jail cell outside a rural Nevada prison facility where defendants in a 2014 standoff with federal agents await trial in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. Organizers and protesters are taking...

Arena Football League

Philadelphia 69, Cleveland 67 Tampa Bay 62, Baltimore 55 Baltimore at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

8 dead, 20 injured after moderate quake in far western China

BEIJING (AP) — A moderate but shallow earthquake in far western China on Thursday killed eight people and injured more than 20 others, the region’s earthquake administration said. The morning quake struck in Taxkorgan county, a remote mountainous area that borders...

New S. Korean leader to partly abandon presidential palace

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new South Korean president is so eager to distance himself from his disgraced, jailed predecessor that he plans to partially abandon one of the job’s major perks: the mountainside presidential palace, the Blue House,...

Apple plans $1 billion expansion at data center in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Apple announced plans Wednesday for a $1 billion expansion of its massive data center east of Reno, doubling its investment and roughly tripling its workforce at the technology campus where company officials expect to hire 100 additional workers. The...