• Investigators: US lab worker in Colorado faked test results

    DENVER (AP) — A worker at a federal laboratory in Colorado intentionally manipulated test results for years, possibly tainting research that includes toxic metals in the Everglades, uranium near the Grand Canyon and coal in Afghanistan, investigators say.

  • In this April 28, 2016, photo, villagers bury dead fish on a beach in Quang Binh, Vietnam. Vietnam's government announced Thursday, June 30, 2016, that Taiwan's Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp. was responsible for an estimated 70 tons of dead fish that began washing ashore along more than 200 kilometers (125 miles) of coastline in four central provinces in early April. The company has pledged to pay $500 million in compensation.(Vo Thi Dung/VNA via AP)

    Vietnam finds Taiwanese company responsible for fish deaths

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s government found a Taiwanese-owned steel plant responsible for massive fish deaths along the central coast and said that the company has pledged to pay $500 million in compensation.

  • State settles with oil company over wastewater dumping

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has settled with a natural gas and oil company after it dumped wastewater on two northern New Mexico roads.

  • This photo provided by CBS shows Conor Knighton at Bryce Canyon National Park.  Knighton in the midst of a year-long journey to spend time in each of the 59 national parks. His "On the Trail" reports air every two weeks, and this Sunday's piece about Depression-era park improvements will be the show's cover story.  (Efrain Robles/CBS News via AP)

    CBS reporter traveling to 59 parks in a year

    NEW YORK (AP) — Conor Knighton didn’t take the easy route when he proposed a “CBS Sunday Morning” story on the National Park Service’s centennial.

  • This April 23, 2016 file photo shows the exterior of the James A. Garfield Memorial at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland. Garfield was assassinated in 1881. The site may be of interest to political history buffs and others heading to Cleveland this summer for the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)

    A presidential bar and more: Cleveland for conventioneers

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Conventioneers, political geeks and others heading to the GOP convention in Cleveland, take note: With seven presidents born in Ohio, there’s a lot of history here.

  • Volvo Ocean Race puts emphasis back on fierce Southern Ocean

    ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — The 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will be the longest in the round-the-world sailing event’s history at close to 44,000 nautical miles, and will feature a sharp increase in the distance sailed in the fierce conditions of the Southern Ocean, organizers announced Wednesday.

  • This undated photo provided by Miles Mason shows Mason, left, with friend, Brad Treat, a victim of fatal grizzly bear mauling in Montana's Flathead National Forest outside Glacier National Park, as they pose for a photo during Treat's wedding in West Glacier, Mont. Treat, 38, was knocked off his bike Wednesday, June 29, 2016, after he and another rider apparently surprised the bear, a grizzly, according to initial and still-unconfirmed accounts, in the Flathead National Forest, authorities said. (Courtesy of Miles Mason via AP)

    Wildlife officials hunt for bear that killed mountain-biker

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials set traps, installed wilderness cameras and scouted the woods by helicopter Thursday for the bear that attacked and killed a U.S. Forest Service employee as he rode a mountain bike along a trail outside Glacier National Park.

  • Britain's Chris Froome prepares to leave for a training ride two days before the start of the Tour de France cycling race, at the team hotel in Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France, Thursday, June 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    TOUR DE FRANCE: Froome worried about pure climbers

    SAINT-LO, France (AP) — Featuring two individual time trials and a lot of mountains, the Tour de France route suits titleholder Chris Froome very well. The British allrounder, however, believes pure climbing specialists will excel in the heat of the French summer.

  • In this April 1, 2013 file photo a statue of Poland's General Thaddeus Kosciuszko is enveloped in the early morning fog in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington. Kosciuszko was a military engineer from Poland, Kosciuszko came to Philadelphia in August 1776 to offer his services in the fight against the British. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    Smallest national park? Kosciuszko, forgotten son of liberty

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If the hip-hop Broadway smash “Hamilton” can reignite interest in the first U.S. treasury secretary, what will it take to drum up interest in another forgotten hero from America’s fight for independence?

  • In New Mexico, New Deal legacy gets a second look

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service is kindling interest in the cabins, murals, furniture and artwork of the New Deal era that transformed and popularized national and state parks while putting impoverished Americans back to work.