• 2 Climbers go missing on Pakistan’s ‘Killer Mountain’

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two mountaineers from Spain and Argentina have gone missing on Pakistan’s “Killer Mountain.”

  • LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Force was with George Lucas on Tuesday as the Los Angeles City Council moved with lightsaber speed to clear the way for a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art the “Star Wars” creator plans to build down the road from his alma mater.

  • Not quite warp speed: Speeding man had alien doll passenger

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a motorcycle officer who stopped a driver for speeding on a suburban highway north of Atlanta had an ‘extraterrestrial encounter’ — sort of.

    Updated: 5:20 am

  • Dutch sleuth hopes for breakthrough in biggest US art heist

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth who says he’s following two possible leads in the largest art heist in U.S. history is hoping a $10 million reward will help track down the collection stolen from a Boston museum in 1990.

  • EXCHANGE: Soccer meets golf in ‘footgolf’ at golf course

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Faith Turley, 15, of Lincoln was having a good time putting her soccer skills to use at Bergen Golf Course.

  • Q&A: Afraid of sharks? Flu, asteroids pose far greater risk

    BOSTON (AP) — You might want a bigger boat, but you probably don’t need better odds.

  • Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gay pride parades Sunday in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights, while contending with the prospect of protests over the events’ own diversity and direction.

  • Norwegians collect money to fix penis-shaped rock formation

    HELSINKI (AP) — Activists are collecting money to repair a penis-shaped rock formation in southern Norway after the popular tourist attraction was found badly damaged.

  • Wet winter ups the ante for hikers on popular US trail

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anya Sellsted had scaled scary snow-covered passes and forded frightening rivers during her solo hike from Mexico to Canada when the hazards of California’s gargantuan winter finally caught up to her.

  • Trump administration opposing bid for syphilis study museum

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Trump administration opposes a bid to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government’s infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring victims of the research project.