• Roaming telescope brings Kenyan kids views of night sky

    MOLO, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of schoolchildren in Kenya are getting a rare opportunity to look at the stars.

  • Finding poison in N. Korea attack may be hardest part

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A paranoid dictator’s estranged brother. Two young female assassins. A crowded international airport. And a mysterious poison that kills within hours.

  • New supercomputer aids climate research in top coal state

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A new supercomputer in the top coal-mining state has begun critical climate-change research with support from even some global warming doubters, but scientists worry President Donald Trump could cut funding for such programs.

  • John Glenn’s widow turns 97, says she misses him ‘terribly’

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn’s widow says she misses her husband “terribly” and was touched by the outpouring of love and support when he died two months ago.

  • Robot probes show Japan reactor cleanup worse than expected

    TOKYO (AP) — Robot probes sent to one of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant’s ongoing cleanup.

  • China makes deadly opioid carfentanil a controlled substance

    SHANGHAI (AP) — So deadly it’s considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in China— until now. Beijing is banning carfentanil and three similar drugs as of March 1, China’s Ministry of Public Security said Thursday, closing a major regulatory loophole in the fight to end America’s opioid epidemic.

  • ‘Firefall’ phenomenon wows visitors to Yosemite’s El Capitan

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Mother Nature is again putting on a show at California’s Yosemite National Park, where every February the setting sun draws a narrow sliver of light on a waterfall to make it glow like a cascade of molten lava.

  • Russian video raises alarm: New IS damage in Syria’s Palmyra

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday released footage from one of its drones in Syria, revealing for the first time the latest destruction to the ruins of historic Palmyra since it was recaptured by Islamic State militants, as Syrian government forces pushed ahead on the ground in a new offensive to take the city back.

  • The Latest: Syrian government ready for more prisoner swaps

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

  • Ohio critics hope bats might slow down pipeline project

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Opponents of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline expected to be built across the northern half of Ohio are clinging to the wings of a furry flier, the northern long-eared bat, in their efforts to at least delay the $2 billion project.