• In this Wednesday, May 25, 2016 photo, people sunbathe at the Barceloneta beach in Barcelona, Spain. With sunny days getting longer and lazier, sparkling beaches warming up and terrorism fears driving customers away from other Mediterranean destinations, Spain and Portugal are reaping an economic bonanza from tourism. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Tourism boom fires Iberian economies but leaves some cold

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With sunny days getting longer and lazier, sparkling beaches warming up and terrorism fears driving customers away from other Mediterranean destinations, Spain and Portugal are reaping an economic bonanza from tourism.

  • FILE- In his May 26, 2016, file photo, the body of a climber who died during a Mount Everest expedition, is carried to  hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nearly 300 people have died on Mt. Everest in the century or so since climbers have been trying to reach the summit and at least 100 of them are still on the mountain. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)

    Death on Everest leads to risky effort to recover bodies

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The mountain is speckled with corpses.

  • In this photo taken Dec. 28, 2015, water covers a low-lying areas along the Bonneville Salt Flats during an especially wet winter from the rest area in Wendover, Utah, on the north side of U.S. Interstate 80, about 10 miles east of the Nevada-Utah line. Racers who have sounded the alarm that Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats are deteriorating now want Congress to step in, arguing that a law is needed because federal land managers aren't doing enough to restore the flats where record-breaking races are held. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

    Racers plan to look to Congress for action on Salt Flats

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Racers who have sounded the alarm that Utah’s famous Bonneville Salt Flats are deteriorating now want Congress to step in, arguing that a law is needed because federal land managers aren’t doing enough to restore the flats where record-breaking races are held.

  • Bret Michaels performs at a free concert on the Seaside Heights, N.J. boardwalk on Friday May 27, 2016, one of many events around the Jersey shore to mark the unofficial start of summer. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

    Concert on beach heralds start of summer at Jersey shore

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — As he belted out the words to “Nothin’ But A Good Time,” Poison singer Bret Michaels gave voice to the plans of residents and revelers alike as the unofficial start of summer arrived at the Jersey shore.

  • In this photo taken Wednesday May 18, 2016 wildlife biologists Evan Grant holds a type of salamander, the red-spotted newt, from Beebe Pond in Sunderland, Vt. Grant is one of many from the U.S. Geological Survey team of scientists studying salamanders across the county to determine weather a deadly fungus is infecting the species in the U.S.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Saving salamanders: Searching for signs of a deadly fungus

    SUNDERLAND, Vt. (AP) — Holding a sandwich bag containing a squirming, Eastern red-spotted newt, Evan Grant inspects its shiny skin for signs of a killer.

  • Feds seek proposals for cleanup at Los Alamos Lab

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal regulators are seeking proposals for a contract for environmental cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where tons of hazardous waste and contamination remain after decades of research.

  • FILE- In this Oct.1, 2015 file photo, Craig Fugate, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), right, talks about the status of Hurricane Joaquin as it moves through the eastern Bahamas as Rick Knabb, Director of the National Hurricane Center, left, participate in a media briefing at the National Hurricane Center. The U.S. government is set to release its forecast for how many hurricanes and tropical storms are expected to form over Atlantic and Caribbean waters in the next six months. It’s an annual reminder from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that coastal living comes with significant risks. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

    US government set to release hurricane season outlook

    MIAMI (AP) — U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months.

  • People exit Hidden River Cave after officials said over a dozen people who exploring the cave were trapped by rising water Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Horse Cave, Ky. Horse Cave Fire Chief Donnie Parker said the rising water was caused by heavy rains in the area Thursday afternoon. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Trapped group escapes Kentucky cave through neck-deep water

    HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — A group of college students trapped for hours by rising water in a Kentucky cave waded through neck-deep water to get out, authorities said Thursday.

  • Officials ban using, growing marijuana in Santa Fe Forest

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials have issued an order banning the use, possession or storage of marijuana in the Santa Fe National Forest, though such practices were already illegal.

  • Audit calls for formal deer management plan in Minnesota

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s legislative auditor says the Department of Natural Resources should develop a formal deer management plan that includes strategies to improve and maintain hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities.