Sparkling waters hide some lasting harm from 2010 oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years after a well blew wild under a BP platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 men and touching off the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, gulf waters sparkle in the sunligh...

A PGA Tour pro and his pranks wait on payback from Mickelson

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Keith Mitchell needs to be sharp this week at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and it has nothing to do with his game. Phil Mickelson is in the field. ...

Snakes suspected source of Wuhan coronavirus: Chinese experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a genetic analysis performed by scientists in China, snakes may be the source of the potentially deadly SARS-like virus that has taken several lives in the la...

Cuba battles plague of giant snails

HAVANA (AP) — Silently and without pause, the giant African snail has been invading Cuba. With their shiny, brilliantly striped shells and bodies up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) long...

Cuba battles plague of giant snails

HAVANA (AP) — Silently and without pause, the giant African snail has been invading Cuba. The snails with brilliantly striped shells and bodies up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) long h...

The Latest: France says Brexit deal must guard peace, trade

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:35 The French minister for Europe says EU countries are ready to discuss new proposals from Britain for...

Johnson, Juncker meet in search of a Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is holding his first meeting with European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker in search of a longshot Brexit deal. European Commission...

Taiwan's political parties urged to address soaring housing prices

A group of housing rights activists on Monday called on all political parties to put forth concrete policies for dealing with the issue of high housing prices in Taiwan. At a press conference to ma...

Walruses appear early on Alaska shore as sea ice recedes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says thousands of Pacific walruses have come to shore on the northwest coast of Alaska in their earliest appearance since sea ice has substa...

What beats the Tour de France? The Tour with fries and mayo

BRUSSELS (AP) — For die-hard fans in cycling-mad Belgium, only one thing beats watching the Tour de France: Watching cycling's greatest race while also munching on fries slathered in mayo. ...

Beagles sniff out snails in luggage at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) — Two dogs, part of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's "beagle brigade," sniffed out two Giant African Snails in the luggage of a passenger arriving at Atlanta's airport from Nigeri...

Review: In 'Biggest Little Farm,' a journey back to the land

"The Biggest Little Farm" is a documentary with the title, and much of the rosy fantasy, of a picture book. John and Molly Chester didn't, like Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, buy a zoo. But they g...

Bering Sea changes startle scientists, worry residents

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms. ...

Species by the dozen moved north during marine heatwaves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life from toastier southern waters migrated into the Northern California region over an unusually long two-year period o...

Taiwan’s Tainan offers free guided tours of back alleys on weekends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – What’s there to see in Tainan, the ancient capital city of Taiwan, besides the numerous historic sites and monuments? The back alleys hidden in an old section of the...