Rescuers rush to trapped residents as Japan quakes kill 41

MASHIKI, Japan (AP) — Army troops and other rescuers rushed Saturday to try to reach scores of trapped residents after a pair of strong earthquakes in southwestern Japan killed at least 41 people, injured about 1,500 and left hundreds of thousands without electricity or water.

  • Written by EMILY WANG, Associated Press MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

Pope brings 12 Syrian refugees to Italy in lesson for Europe

MORIA, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis gave Europe a concrete lesson Saturday in how to welcome refugees by bringing 12 Syrian Muslims to Italy aboard his charter plane after an emotional visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, which has faced the brunt of Europe's migration crisis.

  • Written by DEREK GATOPOULOS, Associated Press, NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press, ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press

Thousands mark 2nd anniversary of S. Korean ferry disaster

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of South Koreans participated in memorial events Saturday for the more than 300 people who died in a ferry disaster two years ago that deeply rattled the country.

  • Written by KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press

Poll: Americans happy at home, upset with federal government

CHICAGO (AP) — All that talk of an angry America?

An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that most Americans are happy with their friends and family, feel good about their finances and are more or less content at work. It's government, particularly the federal government, that's making them see red.

  • Written by TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press, EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press

At the Vatican, Sanders blasts 'immoral' wealth inequality

Sanders meets with Pope Francis, calls it a 'real honor'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Bernie Sanders issued a global call to action at the Vatican on Friday to address "immoral and unsustainable" wealth inequality and poverty, using the high-profile gathering to echo one of the central platforms of his presidential campaign.

  • Written by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press, NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press