• Supporters cheer Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey as he rides during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 17 kilometers (10.6 miles) with start in Sallanches and finish in Megeve, France, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Take it from Merckx: Froome can’t be beaten in this Tour

    MEGEVE, France (AP) — Take it from cycling great Eddy Merckx: nobody can beat Chris Froome in this Tour de France.

  • Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey crosses the finish line to win the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 17 kilometers (10.6 miles) with start in Sallanches and finish in Megeve, France, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Gougeard leads early in Tour de France mountain time trial

    MEGEVE, France (AP) — Chris Froome won a mountain time trial and opened up a seemingly insurmountable lead of nearly four minutes over his closest challenger in the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.

  • A family member of a passenger on board the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing March 8, 2014 holds up a placard during a special press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 21, 2016.  The oceanographer whose calculations helped an American adventurer find potential debris from Flight 370 said Thursday that the Malaysia Airlines jetliner could have crashed slightly north of the current search area. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Oceanographer says Flight 370 could be north of search area

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The oceanographer whose calculations helped an American adventurer find potential debris from Flight 370 said Thursday the Malaysia Airlines jetliner could have crashed slightly north of the current search area.

  • In this Tuesday, July 5, 2016 photo shows a view of Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal and the the rooftop lounge of the new 365 Bond Street apartments, right, a new development from Lightstone, in New York. The canal is a Superfund site polluted with decades' worth of industrial waste and sewage, but the developer says the pending more than half a billion dollars cleanup of the toxic waterway hasn't deterred tenants from flocking to the building, where the rent for a one-bedroom apartment starts in the low $3,000s. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    What pollution? Brooklyn area thrives along Superfund canal

    NEW YORK (AP) — It could be a postcard for Brooklyn’s hip resurgence: a shimmering new building of modern apartments renting for $5,000 a month, a gourmet grocery with a rooftop greenhouse, and a funky barbecue joint with drinks flowing on the outdoor deck.

  • Feds extend comment period on Nevada race through monument

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management — accused of illegally rigging the process to approve the biggest off-road race in the nation — has extended the public comment period on plans to run part of the race through a national monument in Nevada over the objections of conservationists.

  • The pack rides as it crosses the "Bundesplatz"  square with the Swiss federal parliament building in the background during the  seventeenth stage of the  Tour de France cycling race over 184km between Bern and Finhaut-Emosson in Bern, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Manuel Lopez/Keystone via AP)

    Tour de France riders set off for grueling Alpine stage

    FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland (AP) — Tour de France riders are back in the mountains for the first of four Alpine stages, a grueling 184.5-kilometer (114.6-mile) ride to the artificial lake of Finhaut-Emosson.