Who’s happy, who’s not: Norway tops list, US falls

FILE – In this Sept. 7, 2016 file photo, a smiley face is seen on a sunflower in a sunflower field in Lawrence, Kan. Over the past decade as income in the U.S. has gone up, self-reported happiness levels have fallen fast, some of the biggest slides in the world. Yet this...

China’s trading partners alarmed by food import controls

In this photo taken Friday, March 17, 2017, a vendor takes stock of imported food at a mall in Beijing, China. China’s trading partners are bringing the top U.N. food standards official to Beijing in a last-ditch attempt to persuade regulators to scale back plans to require...

Counting Americans: A new Mideast box on census is sensitive

In this photo taken March 16, 2017, Hussein Dabajeh, 30, a lifelong Dearborn, Mich. resident who owns a hookah shop and lounge, said his ancestors first came to the U.S. from what’s now Lebanon in 1911. Still, he usually looks for the “other” box when offered...

NCAA Tournament picks up steam just before Sweet 16

South Carolina head coach Frank Martin, second from left, is hugged by Chris Silva, left, as they celebrate after a second-round game against Duke in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Sunday, March 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)...

Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the start of their meeting as a part of Japan-Russia foreign and defence ministers meeting at Iikura guest house in Tokyo, Japan Monday, March 20, 2017. The foreign and defense...

A Muppet with autism to be welcomed soon on ‘Sesame Street’

This image released by Sesame Workshop shows Julia, a new autistic muppet character debuting on the 47th Season of “Sesame Street,” on April 10, 2017, on both PBS and HBO. (Zach Hyman/Sesame Workshop via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Folks on Sesame Street have a way of...

Ryan: More help for older people needed in GOP health bill

FILE – In this March 8, 2017, file photo, House Paul Ryan, of Wis., speaks during a news conference at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan said he will seek changes to a divisive GOP health care bill to provide more help to older...

President of embattled Uber leaves after 6 months on job

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Jones, the president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job. Uber on Sunday confirmed Jones’ resignation and in a brief statement wished him the best. Jones’ departure comes days...

Tests find drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris airport attacker

Soldiers patrol at Orly airport, south of Paris, Saturday, March, 18, 2017. Soldiers at Paris’ busy Orly Aiport shot and killed a man who wrestled one of their colleagues to the ground and tried to steal her rifle Saturday, officials said. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu) PARIS...

A talk with Jimmy Breslin, New York’s “New Yorkiest” writer

FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2004, file photo, author-columnist Jimmy Breslin poses for a photo in his New York apartment. Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died...