Update: Fire breaks out at top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Firefighters are battling a massive blaze at the French capital's iconic Notre Dame Cathedral. Flames and black smoke were seen shooting from...

Astronomers reveal first image of a black hole

By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists on Wednesday released the first image ever made of a black hole, revealing a fiery...

Helicopters rescue Norway cruise ship passengers amid storm

By JARI TANNER Associated Press HELSINKI (AP) — Rescue workers off Norway's western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise...

The Latest: New Zealand bans all assault weapons immediately

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 3 p.m. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand...

The Latest: Christchurch gun store sold 4 weapons to suspect

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The owner of Christchurch's "Gun City" store...

World’s oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan...

Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of...

Horrifying fireball at ruptured Mexico oil pipeline kills 21

By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in...

World’s tallest empty hotel lit up with N. Korean propaganda

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The 105-story Ryugyong Hotel has long been a blot on the Pyongyang skyline. The world's tallest...

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