Rare frog discovery has researchers hopping for joy

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- A discovery involving a rare California frog has researchers hopping for joy. The National Park Service says egg masses from the California red-legged frog were found last week in a stream in the Santa Monica Mountains near Los Angeles. It's evidence that the threatened species is reproducing. The frogs haven't been seen in the mountains since the 1970s.

The Latest: New Zealand leader condemns attack in London

LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local): 1:35 a.m. New Zealand's prime minister is condemning the attack outside Britain's Parliament that resulted in five deaths, including the assailant. Prime Minister Bill English told reporters in Rotorua that he has written to British Prime Minister Theresa May to express support for her government and to offer his country's condolences to the victim's families.

Thomas Keller shows off his sleek new French Laundry remodel

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- On a sunny morning in Napa Valley, America's most celebrated chef is reflecting on his career, the culinary empire it spawned and why he just spent $10 million to upgrade his famed restaurant, the French Laundry. Thomas Keller describes himself as detail-oriented, a perfectionist and passionate about fine food and design.

Endangered elephant in Cambodia electrocuted by power pole

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A park ranger in Cambodia says an endangered wild elephant has died after an electrical pole fell and electrocuted the animal. Nup Thet, a ranger at Wildlife Alliance, said the 3-ton elephant was electrocuted late Tuesday in the jungle near Cardamom National Park. Cambodia is home to some 450 wild elephants. Suwanna Gauntlet, chief executive officer of Wildlife Alliance, said about 200 of them live in Cardamom National Park.

Thomas Keller shows off his sleek new French Laundry remodel

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- On a sunny morning in Napa Valley, America's most celebrated chef is reflecting on his career, the culinary empire it spawned and why he just spent $10 million to upgrade his famed restaurant, the French Laundry. Thomas Keller describes himself as detail-oriented, a perfectionist and passionate about fine food and design.

Congress backs bill to lift Obama limits on Alaska hunting

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has approved a bill that would allow aerial hunting of grizzly bears and killing of bears and wolves near dens on federal lands in Alaska. The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a measure that repeals an Obama-era rule on hunting on Alaska's 16 national wildlife refuges.

Maine in Manhattan: Marsden Hartley landscapes at Met Breuer

NEW YORK (AP) -- A little bit of Maine has come to a Manhattan museum with the opening of "Marsden Hartley's Maine." And for travelers who want to see the places depicted in the paintings, there's a companion itinerary for visiting Maine. The exhibition at The Met Breuer museum includes 90 paintings and sketches, among them Hartley's depictions of Mount Katahdin, the coast, the woods and other Maine landscapes.

Stolen Van Gogh paintings return to Amsterdam after 14 years

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh that were stolen in a smash-and-grab heist more than 14 years ago went back on display Tuesday at the Amsterdam museum dedicated to the Dutch master. "They're back!" said Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger, calling their return one of the "most special days in the history of our museum.

Column: Larson finishes 2nd again, takes over points lead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Larson finished second at Phoenix International Raceway and then headed to the beach for a brief family vacation. There was no lamenting his third consecutive runner-up finish because Larson is the current points leader of NASCAR's top series. His positioning atop the standings is almost as good as a trip to victory lane.

$75 million pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones

PARIS (AP) -- World donors pledged more than $75 million Monday to an historic UNESCO-backed alliance to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the wave of ideological-driven destruction carried out by Islamic State group militants. French President Francois Hollande, speaking at a donors' conference in Paris' Louvre Museum, passionately called on more countries to contribute to the newly-created heritage alliance and help push it past its "ambitious" $100 million goal.

Strikes strand tourists, travelers at Italy's airports

ROME (AP) -- Tourists and travelers at airports across Italy are facing delays and canceled flights thanks to strikes by air traffic controllers and air transport workers. Italy's flagship carrier, Alitalia, said it was cancelling some 40 percent of its domestic and international flights Monday. Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa and other carriers also were canceling flights due to the four-hour work action from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Brooklyn Museum highlights Georgia O'Keeffe as style icon

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City museum is highlighting Georgia O'Keeffe's role as a style icon. The Brooklyn Museum exhibit -- titled "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern" -- features clothing, paintings and photos. It's part of a yearlong project celebrating feminist thinking. Guest curator Wanda M. Corn studied six decades worth of O'Keeffe's garments and accessories.

Slammer sale: Closed prisons are a tough sell, states find

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Perched atop an Adirondack mountain, the 325-acre site for sale seems to have everything a developer could want: spectacular views, a man-made lake and close proximity to the tourist destination of Saratoga Springs. Oh, and former President Ulysses S. Grant lived out his final days in a home next door.

Egyptian statue recently unearthed is not Ramses II

CAIRO (AP) -- A massive statue recently unearthed in Cairo and thought to depict one of the country's most famous pharaohs may be of another ancient Egyptian ruler, the country's antiquities minister said Thursday. Khaled el-Anani said the colossus discovered last week in a Cairo suburb by an Egyptian-German team almost certainly depicts Psamtek I, a little known pharaoh from the 26th dynasty who ruled Egypt between 664 and 610 B.C.

Rock Hall to celebrate 50 years of Rolling Stone magazine

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate 50 years of Rolling Stone magazine in a new exhibit set to open this spring in Cleveland. The Rock Hall says the exhibit will explore the magazine's archive of award-winning music and political and cultural reporting. It will open in conjunction with the release of the book, "50 Years of Rolling Stone.

Alaska sled dogs team up, pull tourists' stuck SUV from snow

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- Nine Alaska sled dogs mushing near a scenic river helped tourists with an SUV that was stuck in the snow, managing to pull it free last weekend. Musher Neil Eklund and his son were returning from a dogsled tour on the Chena River near Fairbanks on Sunday when they came upon the stranded people with their vehicle, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/2m0cJ9S).

Hawaii cites tourism fears in lawsuit over travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii's white sand beaches, towering volcanoes and relaxing tropical vistas attract millions of visitors annually from around the globe. But the announcement of President Donald Trump's second travel ban has stoked fears that the state's main economic driver -- tourism -- could take a hit.

Broadway theaters to stay open Tuesday night despite snow

NEW YORK (AP) -- Broadway producers have decided to keep theaters open Tuesday night for the hardy folks willing to brave the snow and sleet. More than two dozen shows will play as scheduled, including hit shows like "Hamilton," ''Dear Evan Hansen" and "Waitress." Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League, says, "For visitors who are staying in hotels and can't get home, it's a great time to see a show.