• Dead whale found on bow of cruise ship entering Alaska port

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A veterinary pathologist worked Monday to determine what killed a juvenile fin whale discovered on the bow of a cruise ship entering an Alaska port.

  • In this Wednesday, May 25, 2016 photo, a replica of the great white shark head used in the movie "Jaws" is displayed at the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's Chatham Shark Center in Chatham, Mass. Officials and researchers from Cape Cod to the Carolinas are looking at responses ranging from the high-tech to the decidedly low-tech as they deal with a growing great white shark population. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)

    Shark alert! Warnings high- and low-tech seek to protect

    CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — From drones and smartphone apps to old-school flags and signs, a growing great white shark population along the East Coast has officials and researchers turning to responses both high- and low-tech to ensure safety for millions of beachgoers this summer.

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  • This photo provided by the Fort Ticonderoga Association shows an 18th-century split mortar that will be on display at the fort in Ticonderoga, N.Y. A new exhibit at Fort Ticonderoga tells the story of the tourist attraction's historic cannon collection, considered one of the most extensive in North America. The collection of more than 180 big guns is the focus of "The Last Argument of Kings: The Art and Science of 18th-century Artillery," a two-year exhibit that opened when the fort's 2016 season began May 7. (Courtesy of Fort Ticonderoga Association via AP)

    Exhibit highlights artillery collection at Fort Ticonderoga

    TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — A 1,300-pound hunk of iron on display at Fort Ticonderoga certainly has gotten around, despite its heft.

  • French unions plan strikes to disrupt trains, ports, flights

    PARIS (AP) — Travelers beware: French labor unions plan a string of strikes in the coming days that will target trains, the Paris subway system, ports and possibly airports.

  • Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef’s north

    SYDNEY (AP) — Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists said on Monday.

  • WVU to induct 7 into Sports Hall of Fame

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Standout linebacker Grant Wiley and former football assistant coach Donnie Young are among seven chosen for the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame.

  • A luxury 90-floor apartment skyscraper called "One57," left, rises above all other buildings overlooking Central Park, while a crane sits atop ongoing construction for a new condominium skyscraper at 220 Central Park South, Thursday May 26, 2016, in New York. A penthouse in One57 went for $100.5 million in 2014, but an apartment in the new condominium is expected to sell for $250 million. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Sky high: NYC ‘trophy apartment’ could list for $250 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaires’ Row.

  • French President Francois Hollande, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pay their respect in front of the Eternal Flame at the Douaumont's Ossuary, in Douaumont, northeastern France, Sunday May 29, 2016, during a remembrance ceremony to mark the centenary of the battle of Verdun. Hollande and Merkel are marking 100 years since the 10-month Battle of Verdun, which killed 163,000 French and 143,000 German soldiers and wounded hundreds of thousands. (Mathieu Cugnot/Pool Photo via AP)

    German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun

    VERDUN, France (AP) — In solemn ceremonies Sunday in the forests of eastern France, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel marked 100 years since the Battle of Verdun, determined to show that, despite the bloodbath of World War I, their countries’ improbable friendship is now a source of hope for today’s fractured Europe.

  • Rain washes out attempt to set record Greek sirtaki dance

    CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — Torrential rain has dashed hopes in Romania of setting a Guinness Book world record for Greece’s famous sirtaki dance.

  • In this Wednesday, May 25, 2016 photo, people sunbathe at the Barceloneta beach in Barcelona, Spain. With sunny days getting longer and lazier, sparkling beaches warming up and terrorism fears driving customers away from other Mediterranean destinations, Spain and Portugal are reaping an economic bonanza from tourism. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Tourism boom fires Iberian economies but leaves some cold

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With sunny days getting longer and lazier, sparkling beaches warming up and terrorism fears driving customers away from other Mediterranean destinations, Spain and Portugal are reaping an economic bonanza from tourism.