• In a May 14, 2016 file photo, Mouttet from the Corpus Christi Utilities Department collects a sample of water to test on the corner of Claremore St. and Kentner St. in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Texas Gulf Coast city has issued three orders in less than a year telling residents to boil their water to ensure it’s safe to consume, including a two-week order this month that sparked outrage, contributed to the city manager’s resignation and renewed questions about how to fix the problem.  (Gabe Hernandez/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP, File)

    Boil-water alerts in Texas on the rise for many reasons

    DALLAS (AP) — A glass of drinking water hasn’t been easy to come by lately for the 320,000 people in Corpus Christi.

  • In this Nov. 15, 2015 photo, Harold Schook an Air Force veteran who every year at this time plants small American flags near area veterans' graves examines five new Civil War-era gravestones belonging to soldiers at the Odell Township Cemetery in Odell, Ill. High school students in Odell discovered the names of several Civil War veterans whose gravestones were battered by decades of rain, wind, snow and pollution and were replaced with new ones. "These kids gave these men their identity back," said Schook. (Joy Butler/Pontiac Daily Leader via AP)

    Illinois students give Civil War vets ‘their identity back’

    CHICAGO (AP) — With more than a century of rain, wind, snow and pollution conspiring to erase what was once carved into a row of headstones, about the only thing anyone in the tiny north-central Illinois community of Odell knew of the men buried there was that they’d fought in the Civil War.

  • 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.

  • In this April 10, 2008 file photo, a right whale peers up from the water in Cape Cod Bay near Provincetown, Mass. A mobile phone app designed to help mariners steer clear of endangered whales is growing in popularity, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it's helping keep the giant animals alive. The "Whale Alert" app provides a real-time display of the ocean and the position of the mariner's ship, along with information about where whales have been heard or seen recently. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

    Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive.

  • In this photo taken Friday May 20, 2016, Hope, the rhino, is prepared for surgery, headed by veterinarian Gerhard Steenkamp, right, inside her pen in Bela Bela, South Africa.  A year ago, Hope survived a horrific attack by poachers who darted her and then hacked off her horns and part of her face. Since then, the mutilated rhino has had at least 16 medical procedures requiring anesthetics, testifying to her resilience and the tenacity of caregivers learning about the threatened species as they go along. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

    South African rhino endures, 1 year after horrific attack

    BELA-BELA, South Africa (AP) — “Dancing with rhinos,” the South African veterinarian joked as he supported the head of his staggering, nearly 2-ton patient, an injured rhino woozy with sedatives.

  • In this image made available on Tuesday May 24, 2016 by the BBC America,  TV presenter and disc jockey Chris Evans, right, speaks with Top Gear co-presenter US actor and Matt LeBlanc as they prepare for there first challenge in London in this undated image. Top Gear” doesn’t do understatement. If it were a car, the BBC’s hit auto show would be a flashy, precision-tooled racer. Co-host Chris Evans calls it “a car-show nuclear bomb”  and it returns to the screen facing the fallout of former host Jeremy Clarkson’s explosive exit. (Mark Yeoman BBC America via AP)

    ‘Top Gear’ roars back with Matt LeBlanc, high expectations

    LONDON (AP) — “Top Gear” doesn’t do understatement.

  • In this July 31, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drives his golf buggy during the second day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. Trump wants to build another huge wall, this time to keep out the rising seas threatening to swamp his luxury golf resort in Ireland. He has called climate change a “con job” and a “hoax.” But in a permit application filed earlier this month in County Clare, Ireland, the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel is seeking permission to build a two-mile-long stone wall between it and the Atlantic Ocean. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

    Trump proposes wall to protect golf resort from rising seas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump wants to build another huge wall, this time to keep out the rising seas threatening to swamp his luxury golf resort in Ireland.

  • DEQ: Anti-pollution work benefits St. Clair River beaches

    MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Environmental officials say efforts to deal with pollution that for years prompted beach closings along the St. Clair River are paying off.