• Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Southampton at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Nov. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Abu-Dhabi owned Man City in $400m Chinese investment deal

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City announced Tuesday that a Chinese consortium is investing $400 million to buy 13 percent of the Premier League club’s umbrella organization in a deal that values the business at $3 billion.

    Updated: 2:11 am

  • This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Global stock markets were mostly lower Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, as investors looked ahead to this week's public appearances by the U.S. Federal Reserve chief for signs of whether the central bank will raise interest rates in December. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Asia stocks rise as Japan data mends, yuan status welcomed

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as improved manufacturing in Japan offset weak Chinese data. The addition of the yuan to the IMF’s basket of globally important currencies raised confidence in China’s progress toward financial and economic liberalization.

  • This 2014 photo provided by Discovery Channel shows Shawn Heinrichs with a manta ray in Lamakera from "Racing Extinction," in Indonesia. The film airs on Dec. 2, 2015, in more than 240 countries and territories in a single day. (David Doubilet/Discovery Channel via AP)

    ‘Racing Extinction’ sounds the alarm for vanishing species

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Discovery Channel’s “Racing Extinction” debuts worldwide, the documentary’s creators will be looking for more than ratings and critical reaction. It’s action they’re after.

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference at the IMF in Washington, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, to announce the Chinese yuan will join a basket of the world's leading currencies.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    China joins IMF currency basket: Why it matters

    BEIJING (AP) — The addition of China’s yuan to the select basket of currencies used as a yardstick by the International Monetary Fund is a sign, experts say, that the yuan may one day become as recognizable as the dollar or euro.

    Updated: 7:52 pm

  • President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris, on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Obama: Climate pact an ‘act of defiance’ after Paris attacks

    LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Pushing for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening Monday outside Paris an “act of defiance” against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and beyond.

  • CORRECTS ID TO LITHUNIA PRESIDENT  U.S. President Barack Obama, second left, and Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, right, pose with world leaders for a group photo at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacky Naegelen, Pool)

    Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions

    LE BOURGET, France (AP) — With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc.

    Updated: 6:35 pm

  • Asian stocks down ahead of US data, Fed speeches

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly lower Monday as investors looked ahead to this week’s public appearances by the U.S. Federal Reserve chief for signs of whether the central bank will raise interest rates this month.

  • In this July 19, 2011 file photo, pools of melted ice form atop Jakobshavn Glacier, near the edge of the vast Greenland ice sheet.   Since 1997, the West Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets have lost 5.5 trillion tons of ice (5 trillion metric tons), according to Andrew Shepherd at the University of Leeds, who used NASA and European satellite data.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

    Earth is a wilder, warmer place since last climate deal made

    PARIS (AP) — This time, it’s a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save.

  • In this Oct. 13, 2015 photo, Hwang You Yeon, left, points at his family’s two-volume gemological book written in 1723 at a museum commemorating one of his prominent ancestors in Paju, South Korea. Historic clan villages keep centuries-old genealogical books that they say have been handed down from generation to generation. The Yun family in Paju keeps woodblocks used to publish its family tree from 1630 to 1863; and Kim Sun Won has a modern version of genealogical books at his home. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    In S. Korea, a town of Kims _ and an unusual shared history

    NONSAN, South Korea (AP) — Many of his students are Kims. So are his fellow teachers, an elementary school alumnus and the owners of restaurants and pubs that he patronizes in his small farming village. Lots of Kims in his neighborhood, too. Such is everyday life for Kim Sun Won, who, obviously, is a Kim too.

  • Bismarck to host international Para-Olympic swim meet

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — More than 200 Para-Olympic athletes from 10 countries will be headed to Bismarck next month for a swim meet.