• Extent of Los Alamos chromium contamination still uncertain

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department is still uncertain about the extent of contamination from a massive plume of chromium that resulted from decades of poor waste management at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Bangladesh coastal town a place of Rohingya hope and tragedy

    SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (AP) — From a distance you can see elegantly carved wooden boats bob gently in the waters that surround this coastal town at Bangladesh’s southern tip. Across a sliver of the shimmering waters of the Bay of Bengal is Myanmar.

  • APNewsBreak: Sex offenders say island water makes them sick

    MCNEIL ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water system has been plagued by problems for more than a decade.

    Updated: 9:30 am

  • Evacuations from Bali volcano swell to about 50,000

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Nearly 50,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption as dozens of tremors rattle the surrounding region, officials said Monday.

  • In parched North Dakota, cloud-seeding irks some farmers

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — In the parched northern Plains, where the worst drought in decades has withered crops and forced some ranchers to begin selling off their herds, a cloud-seeding program aimed at making it rain would seem a strange target for farmer anger.

  • The Latest: Maria weakens slightly on northward path

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria and its devastation of Puerto Rico (all times local):

  • Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

    GUAJATACA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Large amounts of federal aid have begun moving into Puerto Rico, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration’s response but called for the emergency loosening of rules long blamed for condemning the U.S. territory to second-class status.

  • Shark fin bans might not help sharks, scientists say

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — As lawmakers propose banning the sale of shark fins in the U.S., a pair of scientists is pushing back, saying the effort might actually harm attempts to conserve the marine predators.

  • Bangladesh coastal town a place of Rohingya hope and tragedy

    SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (AP) — From a distance you can see elegantly carved wooden boats bob gently in the waters that surround this coastal town at Bangladesh’s southern tip. Across a sliver of the shimmering waters of the Bay of Bengal is Myanmar.

  • New heat lab at UConn will test limits of athletes, soldiers

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The Korey Stringer Institute, named for the Minnesota Vikings lineman who died of a heat stroke in 2001, has opened a new laboratory at UConn to study the effects of heat and humidity on the human body.