• Skeletal human remains found at 100-year-old music venue

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Workers renovating a century-old performance hall discovered human remains under the orchestra pit and now archeologists are planning to analyze the bones.

  • An Indian village man sprinkles water from a broken pipe onto his face in a village in Samba district, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Jammu, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. Much of India is reeling under a weekslong heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

    Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat

    PATNA, India (AP) — With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people.

  • In this photo taken on Thursday, April  7, 2016, an old man fishes in a lake that connects to the nearby Techa River, near the village of Muslyumovo, Chelyabinsk region, Russia, which is polluted with radioactive waste from Mayak nuclear plant. Mayak has been responsible for at least two of the country’s biggest radioactive accidents. Worse, environmentalists say, is the facility’s decades-old record of using the Arctic-bound waters of the Techa River to dump waste from reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, hundreds of tons of which is imported annually from neighboring nations. (AP Photo/Katherine Jacobsen)

    Russia’s nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river

    MUSLYUMOVO, Russia (AP) — At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime’s exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.

  • This August 2013 photo provided by Eamonn Kelly shows Kelly on Newbury Street in Boston before his double-lung transplant. Born with cystic fibrosis, Kelly plans to run a 5-kilometer race on Saturday, April 30, 2016, just six months after transplant surgery. Cystic fibrosis is a deadly disease that affects the digestive system and lungs, making it difficult to breathe. (Elana Alfred via AP)

    Teacher to run 5K race 6 months after double lung transplant

    BOSTON (AP) — Six months to the day after undergoing a life-saving double lung transplant, a Boston school teacher who was born with a disease that robs him of lung capacity is running a 5K charity road race this weekend.

  • South Carolina’s Martin honored in hometown

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin has been honored his hometown of Miami this week.

  • A Russian Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218 satellites lifts off from the launch pad at the new Vostochny Cosmodrome outside the city of Uglegorsk, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the city of Blagoveshchensk in the far eastern Amur region Thursday, April 28, 2016. The launch of the first rocket from Russia's new space facility has been delayed after a last-minute problem. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool Photo via AP)

    Russia launches 1st rocket from new space facility

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday successfully launched the first rocket from its new space facility after a last-minute delay the day before.

  • In this Friday, April 15, 2016 photo, Geologist Leonard Karr, shows mineral formations inside an abandoned gold mine once exploded by the British, in Egypt's eastern desert, between Luxor and Hurghada. Essential for ancient artifacts like the famed burial mask of Tutankhamun and still highly desired in Middle Eastern culture today, gold has been mined in Egypt for millennia. But experts say the country is heavily underexplored and that modern technology now allows much deeper excavation of the ancient sites shown on Pharaonic treasure maps. If developed, gold and mineral mining could prove a boon to the country at a time it is desperate for foreign currency, and provide jobs for its burgeoning population of 90 million. (AP Photo/Brian Rohan)

    Egypt explorers hunt gold in the desert, following ancients

    EASTERN DESERT, Egypt (AP) — Off the off-road tracks deep in Egypt’s eastern desert, prospectors are ramping up the hunt for the treasure once revered by the Pharaohs as the “skin of the gods” — gold.

  • Funding cut puts UNM specimen collection at risk

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A museum at the University of New Mexico contains the world’s largest archive of frozen tissue samples, but the future of the half-million biological specimens stored there is at risk.

  • Dubai wants 25 percent of all car trips driverless by 2030

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai, already home to the world’s tallest building, is looking to get ahead by getting out of the driver’s seat.

  • In this photo taken on Monday, April  11, 2016, a radiation warning sign is placed near the check-point 'Maidan' of the state radiation ecology reserve inside the 30 km exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, some 370 km ( 231 miles) south-east of Minsk, Belarus. The sign is placed in two kilometres distance of Nikolai Chubenok farm. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk

    GUBAREVICHI, Belarus (AP) — On the edge of Belarus’ Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning “Stop! Radiation,” a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation’s food safety limits.