• In this Aug .22 2015 file photo, French soldiers patrol at Gare du Nord train station in Paris, France. The attack Aug. 21 on the Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris happened at the height of the summer travel season. France hosts emergency talks in Paris on Saturday, with representatives from other high-speed international rail nations, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.  (AP Photo/Binta, File)

    France: European countries to increase checks on trains

    PARIS (AP) — European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France’s interior minister said Saturday.

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  • In this Aug. 24, 2015 picture, provided by U.S, Airforce Ramstein ,  Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone , right, meets Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Easton, 86th Airlift Wing command chief, upon his arrival to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Stone, along with childhood friends Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, was recently honored by French President François Hollande with the French Legion of Honour for subduing an armed gunman when he entered their train carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a box cutter. Stone is an ambulance service technician with the 65th Medical Operations Squadron stationed at Lajes Field, Azores. (Staff Sgt. Sara Keller/U.S. Air Force via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Belgian investigators in searches for train suspect clues

    PARIS (AP) — Minutes before he slung an assault rifle across his chest and walked through a high-speed train, the Moroccan suspect in the foiled attack watched a jihadi video on his cellphone, the French prosecutor said in formally opening a terrorism investigation Tuesday.