Priest tends to miners, sex workers deep in Peru’s Amazon

In this Jan. 6, 2018 photo, Father Pablo Zabala, better known as Padre Pablo, presides over a burial service for miner Juan Peralta at the Delta 1 cemetery, in Peru's Madre de Dios region. The 70-year-old Spanish priest tends to some of the rainforest's most hapless souls, like Juan Peralta, who was shot dead in a dispute with an indigenous tribe and had no wife or children to mourn him. (AP Photo/Franklin Briceno)

BOCA COLORADO, Peru (AP) — Below an umbrella of trees deep in the Peruvian Amazon, drunken miners carry on their shoulders the casket of a man whose search for gold ended with a bullet in his stomach.

Head of Russian outlet RT says US foreign agent order hurts

In this photo taken on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, Margarita Simonyan, the head of the Russian television channel RT, listens to a question during her interview with the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. Simonyan, the head of Russian television channel RT, which U.S. intelligence agencies allege took part in the campaign to influence last year’s presidential election, says that having to register as a foreign agent in the United States is already hurting the Kremlin-funded outlet. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russian television channel RT, which U.S. intelligence agencies allege took part in the campaign to influence last year’s presidential election, says that having to register as a foreign agent in the United States is already hurting the Kremlin-funded outlet.

Century after pandemic, science takes its best shot at flu

Biologist Rebecca Gillespie holds a vial of flu-fighting antibodies at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in Bethesda, Md. Despite 100 years of science, the flu virus too often beats our best defenses because it constantly mutates. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The descriptions are haunting.

Forest lands imperiled as aging private owners divide, sell

In this Nov. 8, 2017 photo, Susan Benedict stands at her farm, Beartown Tree Farm in Snow Shoe, Pa. Benedict lives in a small house deep in Beartown with husband Leroy and son Zach, and although she works full-time as an accountant in State College, generating revenue for upkeep and taxes takes up nearly as much time. She has a trusted logger, whom she calls one of the "last, real mountain men," and a 3-D map constantly in motion in her head of what's growing, what's floundering, and what's being eaten by deer. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Many trees in Gary Hague’s Wyoming County forest sprouted before he was born. Others were planted with his own rough hands. A memory seeded in the summer twilight a half-century ago grows there, too.

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