By Ben Blanchard and David Brunnstrom BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On Friday morning, Chinese President Xi Jinping enjoyed the symbolic high point of his first state visit to the United States - a 21-gun salute as he stood with President Barack Obama outside the White House. For most Americans, it was a sideshow: the main news networks were deep into their fourth straight day of blanket coverage of Pope Francis' historic U.S. visit. Xi's U.S. trip has - at least in terms of U.S. media coverage - been firmly overshadowed by the wildly popular pontiff, raising questions over its timing and contrasting sharply with the wall-to-wall coverage of Xi by Chinese media.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims made their way to Philadelphia for a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on the last day of his first-ever visit to the United States. Here are some of their stories:
Darren Sproles returned a punt 89 yards for a score and added a 1-yard touchdown run, and the Philadelphia Eagles got their first win of the season by holding on to beat the New York Jets 24-17 on Sunday.