Countries OK world's largest marine reserve in Antarctica

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica's waters reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world's largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent.

  • Written by NICK PERRY, Associated Press

Deep South drought kills crops, threatens herds, dries lakes

ATLANTA (AP) — Six months into a deepening drought, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years across much of the South.

  • Written by JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press

Libya's navy says 90 migrants perished after boat fell apart

CAIRO (AP) — The Libyan navy said on Thursday that at least 90 migrants are believed to have perished when their rickety boat started to fall apart in the Mediterranean Sea, after leaving the Libyan coast.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Police evict oil pipeline protesters from private land

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — A months-long protest over the Dakota Access oil pipeline reached its most chaotic pitch yet when hundreds of law enforcement officers moved in to force activists off private property.

  • Written by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press