Mormon church severs some of its ties to the Boy Scouts.

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church, the biggest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States, announced Thursday it is pulling as many as 185,000 older youths from the organization as part of an effort to start its own scouting-like program....

Philippine police make more child cybersex arrests, rescues

AP Photo/Aaron Favila MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Authorities in the Philippines have rescued four girls and arrested a mother and two other women for allegedly livestreaming sexually exploitative videos of children to men paying by the minute to watch from the United...
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Governors to Amtrak: Private operator sought at Penn Station

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday called for a private operator to take over New York’s troubled Penn Station, the nation’s busiest rail station, where recent derailments and other...

China, US reach agreement on beef, poultry and natural gas

WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost...

Browns RB Isaiah Crowell Signs Tender, Team Signs 3 Rookies

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns starting running back Isaiah Crowell signed the second-round restricted free agent tender the franchise placed on him. The team announced the move on Thursday night along with signings of three draft picks: cornerback Howard Wilson (fourth...

Malaysia firefighters rescue turtle trapped in power station

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian firefighters have rescued a 60-kilogram (132 pounds) turtle found firmly stuck to a flood gate at a power station near the Malacca Strait. District Fire Chief Razif Mohamad Haris says firefighters heeded an emergency call Thursday and...

LEADING OFF: Mets' Harvey returns; Cards go for 7th in a row

AP Photo/Kathy Willens A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: — HARVEY’S RETURN Matt Harvey is scheduled to make his first start for the New York Mets since serving a three-day suspension for skipping a game last weekend following a late night on...
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China's Silk Road forum latest effort to boost Xi's stature

AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein BEIJING (AP) — China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping’s stature as a world-class statesman at an international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort envisioning a future world order in which all roads lead to...

International League

___ Columbus 3, Durham 1 Gwinnett 3, Toledo 2 Rochester 3, Pawtucket 2 Syracuse 11, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5 Buffalo at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Charlotte at Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Indianapolis 7, Norfolk 1 Rochester at Pawtucket, 6:05 p.m. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Syracuse, 6:35...

AHL Playoff Glance

Friday, April 21: Providence 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 Sunday, April 23: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 6, Providence 5, OT Thursday, April 27: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Providence 1 Friday, April 28: Providence 4, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2 Sunday, April 30: Providence 2,...