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New wolf killing laws prompt push to revive protections

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildlife advocates pressed the Biden administration on Wednesday to revive federal protections for gray wolves across the Northern Rockies after Republican...

Swiss air force jet crashes in Alps, pilot ejects safely

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GENEVA — A Swiss air force fighter jet crashed during a training fight in the Alps on Wednesday, the Defense Department said. The pilot...

Bad dream stopped Everest guide from climbing peak 26th time

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KATHMANDU, Nepal — A record-holding Sherpa climber halted his attempt to scale Mount Everest for a 26th time because of a bad dream but...

Climber in critical condition after fall on Denali mountain

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DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska — A Canadian climber was in critical condition after falling nearly 1,000 feet (305 meters) while climbing Denali,...

Georgia park with giant Confederate carving approves changes

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STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — The board overseeing a mountain park near Atlanta with a giant carving of Confederate leaders voted Monday to relocate Confederate...

Climbing guide says at least 100 virus cases on Everest

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KATHMANDU, Nepal — An expert climbing guide said Saturday that a coronavirus outbreak on Mount Everest has infected at least 100 climbers and support...

Artist publishes 100 drawings from Peru’s COVID-19 pandemic

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LIMA, Peru — With a pencil and a notebook, artist Edilberto JimĂ©nez walks the streets of Lima and cities in the Andes mountains collecting...

China cancels Everest climbs over fears of virus from Nepal

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BEIJING — China has canceled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world's highest peak because of fears of importing COVID-19...

Court declares missing German billionaire dead after 3 years

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BERLIN — A German court on Friday officially declared billionaire Karl-Erivan Haub dead, more than three years after the head of retail group Tengelmann...

Avalanches in the French Alps leave 7 people dead

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PARIS — Seven people died Saturday in two separate avalanches in the Savoie region of the French Alps, according to local authorities. ...