Anonymous Montana artist creates with river rocks

In a Feb. 10, 2016 photo, a pattern of carefully arranged and color-sorted stones form a rainbow trout on a sand bar near Livingston, Mont. Most of the works of natural guerilla art measure several feet across. The anonymous artist behind the work is known only as "Montana Banksy," or "MB." (Hunter D'Antuono/Livingston Enterprise)

LIVINGSTON, Mont. — A notion exists that humanity cannot improve on nature — a sense that the aesthetic splendor the good, green Earth has already created cannot be groomed past what we already see. But one inspired artist, who happens to call Livingston her home, shatters that basic assertion.

New ways to see Philly from up high and down low

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2015 file photo, a person walks past a sculpture of Benjamin Franklin at the One Liberty Observation Deck in Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love will get a lot of attention later this summer during the Democratic National Convention, with attractions ranging from American history classics to new parks and outdoor venues. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With classic rowhouse architecture, brick sidewalks and narrow streets, some charming neighborhoods in Philadelphia can almost make you forget about cheesesteaks, Rocky and that whole American Revolution thing.

Everest: A chance to push boundaries, find peace

This April 10, 2016 photo shows trekkers heading to Everest Base Camp, Nepal. The cone-shaped Pumo Ri peak (23,495 feet (7,161 meters) is seen in the background. A trek to Everest Base Camp along mountain paths that hug deep gorges offers renewal and a test of mental and physical limits. Along the way there are sore knees and altitude sickness, but the spectacular landscapes, friendly villagers and moments of tranquility make the journey an unforgettable experience. (AP Photo/Karin Laub)

EVEREST BASE CAMP, Nepal (AP) — We reach Everest Base Camp on a sunny but chilly afternoon, after an eight-day trek that stretched our physical and mental limits.

New book about Ariz. wildfire that killed 19

This book cover image released by Flatiron Books shows, "The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting," by Fernanda Santos. (Flatiron Books via AP)

“The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting” (Flatiron Books), by Fernanda Santos


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