Rock musician charged with having loaded gun on Delta flight

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors say rock guitarist Rick Derringer carried a loaded gun in his carry-on bag on a Delta Air Lines flight from Cancun, Mexico, but was stopped after landing in Atlanta.

  • Written by JEFF MARTIN , Associated Press

Greeks prepare to evacuate 75,000 to defuse WWII bomb

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki distributed fliers and put up posters Friday as part of preparations to evacuate about 75,000 people in order to defuse a 500-pound unexploded World War II bomb.

  • Written by COSTAS KANTOURIS , Associated Press

Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year's recovery from historically low numbers, according to a study by government and independent experts released Thursday.

  • Written by MARK STEVENSON , Associated Press

Tribe files legal challenge to stall Dakota Access pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Construction of the final segment of the Dakota Access pipeline has begun, and the full system should be operational within three months, the developer of the long-delayed project said Thursday, even as an American Indian tribe filed a legal challenge to block the work and protect its water supply.

  • Written by JAMES MacPHERSON and BLAKE NICHOLSON , Associated Press

Trump slams the courts, and his court nominee hits back

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that comments by his Supreme Court nominee criticizing his attacks on the judiciary were "misrepresented," even as Republican and Democratic lawmakers vouched for the veracity of the remarks.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA and KEN THOMAS , Associated Press