• In this Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 photo, North Koreans read the public copy of a daily newspaper on the platform of a subway station in Pyongyang, North Kroea. North Koreans are accustomed to being told they are on the brink of war with their southern neighbors and U.S. troops, and as talks with South Korea in the truce village of Panmunjom dragged on this weekend one had to look hard in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to find signs of a brewing crisis. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    In N. Korean capital, residents used to life in war’s shadow

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — For 30 minutes in North Korea, as talks were underway to try to avert the worst crisis between the two Koreas in years, all eyes were glued to the television — but not to the news, which had just ended. After five long years, the “Boy General” animation series was airing a much-anticipated new episode.

  • President Barack Obama, accompanied by Commander of the 89th Airlift Wing Colonel John C. Millard, walks towards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, en route to Las Vegas, Nev.  where the the President will speak at the National Clean Energy Summit. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    Rooftop solar key topic at clean energy summit in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama brought presidential star power to tout the benefits of solar electricity in Western states during an annual green power conference Monday in Las Vegas hosted by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid.

  • US crude closes under $40 a barrel to breach long-time low

    NEW YORK (AP) — The price of U.S. oil closed under $40 a barrel on Monday for the first time since the days of the global economic crisis on fears of a slowdown in the world economy.

  • People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Chinese stocks tumbled again Tuesday after their biggest decline in eight years while most other Asian markets rebounded from a day of heavy losses. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was up 2.1 percent at 18,147.42 Tuesday after losing 4.6 percent the previous session. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    US stocks plunge in early trading after Chinese stock rout

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks tumbled again Tuesday after their biggest decline in eight years while most other Asian markets rebounded from a day of heavy losses.

  • Kazakh currency recovers somewhat after massive plunge

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan’s currency recovered some of last week’s massive losses against the dollar on Monday, with a rise of over 10 percent Monday.