• A look at some of the most death-defying stunts of all time

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although he’s one of the most accomplished skydivers in the world, Luke Aikins will tell you what he’s about to do — jump out of a plane without a parachute — is one crazy stunt.

  • This Feb. 26, 2015 photo, shows an oil well on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation near Mandaree, North Dakota. U.S. officials announced plans Thursday, July 28, 2016, to speed up permitting for oil and gas drilling on federal and American Indian lands to reduce delays, as applications were projected to be down amid an ongoing price slump. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

    AP Newsbreak: US oil, gas applications could drop 40 percent

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials announced plans Thursday to speed up permitting for oil and gas drilling on federal and Indian lands to reduce delays, as applications were projected to be down 40 percent versus their historical average amid an ongoing price slump.

    Updated: 3:11 pm

  • Indian forest officials and wildlife conservationists try to catch a baby Rhino that strayed into an adjacent village following floods at the Kaziranga National Park, east of Gauhati, northeastern Assam state, India, Thursday, July 28, 2016. The Rhino calf was rescued and sent to a conservation center. Forest officials say they have rescued six rhino calves from being washed away by floodwaters that have swamped the national park. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

    6 baby rhinos saved from being washed away by India floods

    KAZIRANGA, India (AP) — Wildlife workers have rescued six rhino calves from being washed away by floodwaters that have swamped a national park in northeastern India.

  • Park development along Lake Superior nearing completion

    MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A project to develop Clark Lambros Beach Park along Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is nearing completion.

  • In this April 8, 2014, file photo a school utility worker mops a mural depicting the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino High School campus at Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines. Australian officials confirmed on Thursday, July 28, 2016 that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

    Australia: MH370 captain’s simulator had Indian Ocean route

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian officials confirmed on Thursday that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed.

  • Hotter weather expected near blaze that killed 1

    BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — California crews contended with hotter temperatures and lower humidity Thursday near scenic Big Sur where a wildfire has destroyed 34 homes and killed a bulldozer driver working to contain the massive blaze.

    Updated: 9:41 am

  • Cal Fire firefighters extinguish hotspots while fighting the Soberanes Fire in Palo Colorado Canyon on the northern Big Sur Coast on Tuesday July 26, 2016 in Big Sur, Calif. California's signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the state's two major wildfires threatened the scenic region at the height of the summer tourism season. (David Royal/The Monterey County Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Bulldozer operator killed fighting California blaze

    BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a bulldozer was killed when it rolled over during the fight against a wildfire near Big Sur that has destroyed 20 homes and spread across more than 36 square miles (93 sq. kilometers), California fire officials said Wednesday.

  • Additional samples to test for chronic wasting to be taken

    LONDON, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists plan to take additional samples from deer to search for chronic wasting disease in southern Pope County.

  • Correction: Mountain Guide Death story

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — In a story July 23 about a mountain guide who fell to his death in Grand Teton National Park, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gary Falk was a native of Ouray, Colorado. Falk was born in Illinois and had lived in both Colorado and Wyoming when he died.

  • FILE In this Aug.  42008 file photo, a general view of the Halti mountain, on the Finnish and Norwegian borders, in Enontekio, Finland. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg is considering moving a mountain _ or at least the peak of it _ as a gift to Finland when the Nordic country next year celebrates 100 years of independence from Russia. (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva, via AP, File)

    Norway mulls giving mountain peak to Finland

    HELSINKI (AP) — Norway is considering moving a mountain — or at least its peak — to neighboring Finland.