• 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.

  • Nepali climbers say outcrop near top of Everest is intact

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepali climbers said Tuesday that a rocky outcrop near the top of Mount Everest known as the “Hillary Step” is intact, disputing a British climber’s claim the feature had collapsed.

  • 3 foreign climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mount Everest

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The body of an Indian climber was spotted on Mount Everest on Monday, the fourth fatality during a busy and tragic weekend on the world’s highest peak.

  • Land around powerlines could be boon to birds

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Researchers are embarking on a two-year project to better understand how songbirds use the forests in Maine and New Hampshire.

  • Charges shed light on sea cucumber smuggling at US border

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Charges against a father-son partnership for allegedly smuggling more than $17 million worth of sea cucumbers to the United States and exporting them to Asia sheds light on a growing and lucrative illegal cross-border trade.

  • Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators 3-2 to tie series

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and the resurgent Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2.

  • 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.

  • Volvo Ocean Race to add foiling catamarans for in-port races

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s going to take three hulls to win the Volvo Ocean race in the future.

  • Police investigating death of man who fell at Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old man who fell over a railing at Wrigley Field.

  • Orcas prey on great white sharks in South African waters

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The great white shark is one of the ocean’s most powerful predators, yet it is sometimes prey for orcas that killed several of the formidable creatures off South Africa’s coast this month.