• In this Tuesday, July 12, 2016 photo released Wednesday, July 20, 2016 by Morton, Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov floats at more than 6,000 meters (20,000 feet) above an area close to Northam in Western Australia state in his helium and hot-air balloon as he makes a record attempt to fly solo in a balloon around the world nonstop. Konyukhov, 65, was battling sleep deprivation, freezing temperatures and ice in his oxygen mask as he nears the end of his record attempt to fly solo around the world nonstop, his son said on Wednesday July 20, 2016. (Oscar Konyukhov/Morton via AP)

    Russian balloonist soon to circumnavigate globe in 11 days

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 65-year-old Russian adventurer reached the Australian coast on Saturday and was within a few hours of setting a new record for flying solo nonstop around the world, an official said.

  • In this 2014 photo made available by the First Colony Foundation, archeologists excavate an area in rural Bertie County, N.C. Clues to what became of North Carolina’s fabled Lost Colony could lie in a waterfront tract where developers once wanted to build thousands of condos. Now, one of those would-be developers is seeking millions of dollars to preserve the property. (First Colony Foundation via AP)

    Site with clues to fate of fabled Lost Colony may be saved

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Clues to what became of North Carolina’s fabled Lost Colony could lie in a waterfront tract where developers once wanted to build thousands of condos — and now, one of those would-be developers is seeking millions of dollars to preserve the property.

  • A member of the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District handles a fish that eats mosquito larvae on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The fish will be placed ponds and other standing water in places like abandoned pools. Mosquito abatement teams in Salt Lake City are stepping up efforts to trap and test mosquitoes and kill larvae following the discovery of a unique Zika case that has health investigators trying to figure how the man got the virus. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Mosquito control officials: Even Zika suspicions are costly

    MIAMI (AP) — Florida mosquito control officials worry they won’t be able to keep up their efforts to contain the bugs that carry Zika without federal funding, even as concern mounts that the first mosquito-borne case in the U.S. is near.

  • Los Alamos Labs work on ‘SuperCam’ for future Mars mission

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers are working on a “SuperCam” that will collect soil samples from Mars with a laser.

  • 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 Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, Turkish Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen is pictured at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pa. A lawyer for the Turkish government, Robert Amsterdam, said that "there are indications of direct involvement" in the Friday, July 15, 2016, coup attempt of Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric who is living in exile in Pennsylvania. He said he and his firm "have attempted repeatedly to warn the U.S. government of the threat posed" by Gulen and his movement. (AP Photo/Selahattin Sevi, File)

    AP EXPLAINS: The cleric being blamed for Turkey coup attempt

    In a story July 15 about a Muslim cleric accused of being behind a coup attempt in Turkey, The Associated Press misspelled the Turkish president’s first name. He is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, not Recip Tayyip Erdogan.