Japan Qualifies Chrysler Jeep Cherokee For Green Tax Break

TOKYO (AP) — Chrysler’s Jeep has been declared green by the Japanese government, becoming the first gasoline-engine American-made U.S.-brand vehicle to qualify for this nation’s green-car tax incentive. The U.S. automaker said Friday the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk...

Vatican conference reflects Sanders’ admiration for Francis

NEW YORK (AP) — The Vatican conference drawing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders away from the campaign for New York delegates is steeped in his lifelong passions of economic and social justice and reflects his admiration for Pope Francis. The self-described...

New York delivers rowdy night of campaigning

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats brawled in Brooklyn while Republicans in black tie threw sharp elbows at a Manhattan gala in a rowdy New York night of politics ahead of the state’s Tuesday presidential primary. As protests raged outside a state GOP dinner, Republican...

Arena Football League

___ Cleveland 41, Tampa Bay 29 Orlando 53, Portland 50 Arizona 69, Los Angeles 28 Jacksonville 59, Philadelphia 41 Los Angeles at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Arizona, 9 p.m. Portland at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Orlando at Jacksonville, 7 p.m.

Ohio Daybook

Associated Press Ohio Daybook for Friday, Apr. 15. The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover. Please keep the AP in mind when news develops. The Columbus bureau is reachable at...

The Latest: 3 Religious Leaders Defended In Abuse Case

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a Pennsylvania hearing in the case of three former Franciscan leaders charged with child endangerment for allegedly knowing a friar had been accused of molesting more than 100 children (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A Pennsylvania state...

Aftershocks, widespread damage after deadly Japan earthquake

MASHIKI, Japan (AP) — Aftershocks rattled communities in southern Japan as businesses and residents got a fuller look Friday at the widespread damage from an unusually strong overnight earthquake that killed nine people and injured about 800. Rescue workers were combing...

LEADING OFF: At 0-9, Twins and Braves try again for 1st win

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ NEED NO. 1 The Twins and Braves are both 0-9, making them the first teams to begin a season with nine straight losses since the 2003 Detroit Tigers. Minnesota already owns the worst start in team history since the...

As the NBA playoffs loom, here’s 10 things to watch

The NBA playoffs start this weekend, and there’s no shortage of story lines worth following. Here’s a list of 10 to get you started: ___ 1. THE WARRIORS We begin with the reigning champions, the favorites to capture back-to-back titles. Golden State set the NBA record...

AP Exclusive: Alaska Air Guard recounts skiers’ rescue

AP Photo/Mark Thiessen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Air National Guard helicopter on Tuesday landed 50 meters from an orange blanket tied to a half-buried ski, hoping to find more signs of two people stranded for four nights on the vast Harding Ice Field. Maj. Matthew...