• In this Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 photo, Matthew Pearson, left, of Bellingham, Wash., views a traveling totem pole with his son Graham, in Bellingham. A Pacific Northwest tribe has begun a nearly 5,000 mile road trip with a 22-foot-tall totem pole in tow. The Lummi Nation embarked on its fourth “totem journey” since 2012 to galvanize opposition to coal and crude oil projects it says could imperil native lands. (Robert Mittendorf/The Bellingham Herald via AP)

    Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across Canada and the United States with a 22-foot-tall totem pole on a flatbed truck in a symbolic journey meant to galvanize opposition to fossil fuel infrastructure projects they believe will imperil native lands.

  • A mockup of NASA's Orion spacecraft, a deep space vessel that is slated to eventually travel to Mars, hits the water in a simulated ocean splashdown test at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. An unmanned test flight is scheduled for 2018 with the first crewed flight is slated for 2023.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    NASA nears the end of its splashdown tests for Mars craft

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — NASA on Thursday conducted the second to last splashdown test for its Orion spacecraft as the agency prepares to eventually send humans to Mars.

  • Spring training ballpark on track to open for Astros, Nats

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A builder has assured Palm Beach County officials that a new spring training baseball stadium will be ready for the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros next year.

  • An autonomous vehicle is parked for its test drive in Singapore Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The world’s first self-driving taxis, operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup, will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday, Aug. 25. The service will start small - six cars now, growing to a dozen by the end of the year. The ultimate goal, say nuTonomy officials, is to have a fully self-driving taxi fleet in Singapore by 2018, which will help sharply cut the number of cars on Singapore’s congested roads. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)

    World’s first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The world’s first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.

  • A driver, right, gets his hands off of the steering wheel of an autonomous vehicle during its test drive in Singapore Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The world’s first self-driving taxis, operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup, will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday, Aug. 25. The service will start small - six cars now, growing to a dozen by the end of the year. The ultimate goal, say nuTonomy officials, is to have a fully self-driving taxi fleet in Singapore by 2018, which will help sharply cut the number of cars on Singapore’s congested roads. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)

    World’s first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The world’s first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore.

  • Angels closer Huston Street has season-ending surgery

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels closer Huston Street has undergone season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

  • TV screens show file footage of a similar North Korea's ballistic missile that North Korea claimed to have launched from underwater at the Yongsan Electronic store in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon, Seoul officials said, a range that can place much of South Korea within its striking distance. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    North Korean submarine missile launch shows improved ability

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country had achieved the “success of all successes” in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the U.S. mainland within striking distance.

  • This Dec. 21, 2012 file photo shows Cameron Mackintosh, producer of the stage production of "Les Miserables" in Sydney, Australia for the premiere of the film version. American audiences will get the rare chance to catch a sneak peek of the new "Miss Saigon" before it opens on Broadway in the spring of 2017. They just have to go to a movie theater. Mackintosh said he didn't initially plan for a broadcast version of "Miss Saigon" but was persuaded to capture the 25th anniversary of its West End bow with a dozen cameras. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

    ‘Miss Saigon’ to appear on movie screens before Broadway

    NEW YORK (AP) — American audiences will get the rare chance to catch a sneak peek of the new “Miss Saigon” before it opens on Broadway next spring. They just have to go to a movie theater.

  • Israel uncovers illegal Palestinian weapons making network

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has uncovered an illegal Palestinian weapons manufacturing network in the West Bank in one of its largest raids during a months-long crackdown on illicit arms, the military said Tuesday.