• Island Lake trail created for hikers, cross-country skiers

    GREEN OAK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 5-mile hiking trail being constructed at Island Lake Recreation Area is designed to be separate from the area’s mountain biking trails.

  • Island Lake trail created for hikers, cross-country skiers

    GREEN OAK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 5-mile hiking trail being constructed at Island Lake Recreation Area is designed to be separate from the area’s mountain biking trails.

  • Yacht sinks during stormy sailing race across Lake Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 48-foot yacht sank in a storm while competing in the annual Chicago to Mackinac Island race across Lake Michigan.

  • In this Friday, July 8, 2016 photo, Grete Bader, a recent masters graduate of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, poses among orchid populations that grow from waste left from a former iron mine in Star Lake, N.Y. Millions of orchids are now growing in a hundred-acre wetland in the Adirondack Park that developed on waste from a vast open-pit iron mine, a transformation scientists say is most impressive because it happened naturally.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Millions of orchids grow on former mine site in upstate NY

    STAR LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Millions of orchids are now growing in a hundred-acre wetland in the Adirondack Park that developed on waste from a vast open-pit iron mine, a transformation scientists say is most impressive because it happened naturally.

  • 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.