• Experts: Unlikely German sailor fell ill in Rio’s water

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Medical experts and scientists said Friday it’s unlikely that a German sailor with a bacterial skin infection that’s resistant to antibiotics contracted the illness in polluted Olympic waters.

    Updated: 5:27 pm

  • Damage on a barge is seen as it is moored along the Kentucky shore of the Mississippi River at Columbus-Belmont State Park in Columbus, Ky., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. A tow, seen in the background, traveling north on the river struck the barge as it was traveling south across the river. The Mississippi River has been closed to barge traffic because the damaged barge leaked clarified slurry oil. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)

    Flyover used to help locate spilled oil in Mississippi River

    COLUMBUS, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is using aerial observations of the Mississippi River to try to determine the location of more than 120,000 gallons of oil that spilled after two boats collided in Kentucky.

  • A bird flies near Russia's Ilya Medvedev competing in the men's 1,000m Kayak Single at the International Canoe Sprint Challenge on Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Canoeists at the Olympic test event complained Friday about the polluted water at the venue, but they were most outspoken about the aquatic plants that were tangling with their oars and rudders. An Associated Press, five-month water analysis published July 30 showed astronomically high levels of viruses in all Rio Olympic water. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Canoeists complain about dirty water, weeds in Olympic venue

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Canoeists at an Olympic test event complained Friday about the polluted water at the venue, but were most outspoken about aquatic plants that tangled with their oars and rudders.

    Updated: 1:13 pm

  • In this June 12, 2014 file photo, Jon Bon Jovi attends the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in New York. Bon Jovi has joined forces with Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow and Fergie to record a song about climate change. Sean Paul, Leona Lewis and Colbie Caillat also appear on “Love Song to the Earth,” which was released Friday, Sept. 4 on iTunes and Apple Music via Connect. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

    McCartney, Bon Jovi, Fergie join for climate change song

    NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow and Fergie have joined forces to record a song about climate change.

  • In this Wednesday May 27, 2015 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown addresses the California State Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Sacramento, Calif. California’s top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown’s senior aides in 2011 that the governor’s orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state’s groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    Fired regulator: Brown pushed to waive oil safeguards.

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown’s senior aides in 2011 that the governor’s orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state’s groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified.

  • Shark mauls 65-year-old and injures his leg off Australia

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 65-year-old man was mauled by a shark off Australia’s most populous state on Friday, but managed to get back on his surf ski and get help for a serious leg injury, police said.

  • No fine increase for Stars owner for damaging fish habitat

    KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — A British Columbia appeals court judge has denied a prosecution request to increase Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi’s $140,000 fine for polluting a lake during renovations on his Kamloops vacation property.

  • Thousands of gallons of oil spilled in Mississippi River

    COLUMBUS, Ky. (AP) — Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.

  • No fine increase for Stars owner for damaging fish habitat

    KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — A British Columbia appeals court judge has denied a prosecution request to increase Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi’s $140,000 fine for polluting a lake during renovations on his Kamloops vacation property.

  • Another dead body found in New Mexico’s Sandia Mountains

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say another dead body has been found in New Mexico’s Sandia Mountains.