• Forecasters: Pacific hurricane season depends on El Nino

    HONOLULU (AP) — Forecasters say the central Pacific region around Hawaii can expect a normal or slightly above-average hurricane season, depending largely on the presence of El Nino conditions.

  • The Latest: Trump prepares for NATO after Belgian meeting

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local):

  • Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — They are stylistic opposites, one a bombastic tycoon-turned-president, the other a famously modest pope. They disagree openly on such weighty issues as immigration, climate change and economic policy.

  • China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor

    BEIJING (AP) — Commercial development of the globe’s huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as “combustible ice” has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines.