• Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, right, steers into the first corner with the field at the start of the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Rosberg wins eventful Belgian GP, closes gap on Hamilton

    SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Nico Rosberg won an incident-packed Belgian Grand Prix featuring a chaotic start, wild overtaking, a heavy crash, safety cars and a red flag.

  • Mussels disappearing from New England waters, scientists say

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New England is running out of mussels.

    Updated: 7:24 am

  • States review clean energy projects for New England region

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts officials are joining with electric utilities to evaluate more than 50 solicitations from companies to build plants that would generate clean energy for all three states.

  • Turkish troops head to the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Turkey on Wednesday sent tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels retake the key Islamic State-held town of Jarablus and to contain the expansion of Syria's Kurds in an area bordering Turkey. (AP Photo/Halit Onur Sandal)

    Syrian rebels advance on Kurds as Turkish strikes kill 35

    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Turkish airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35 people, mostly civilians, according to rebels and a monitoring group.

    Updated: 8:39 am

  • In this Sunday, March 20, 2016 file photo, volunteers help migrants and refugees on a dingy as they arrive at the shore of the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey. Faced with a flood of more than 1 million migrants across the Mediterranean in 2015, European nations tightened border controls, set up naval patrols to stop smugglers, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to limit the numbers crossing, shut the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands, and tried to speed up deportations of rejected asylum-seekers. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

    Europe’s refugee crisis simmers despite efforts to solve it

    BERLIN (AP) — Faced with more than 1 million migrants flooding across the Mediterranean last year, European nations tightened border controls, set up naval patrols to stop smugglers, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to limit the numbers crossing, shut the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands, and tried to speed up deportations of rejected asylum-seekers.

  • The sun sets behind collapsed houses in the village of Santi Lorenzo e Flaviano, central Italy, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Italians bid farewell Saturday to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a mountainous region of central Italy this week. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    The Latest: Italy probes building codes after deadly quake

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on Italy’s devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local):

  • Pakistan says 4 militants behind 2009 cricket attack killed

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials said Sunday that four Islamic extremists allegedly involved in a 2009 attack on the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team were killed in a shootout with police.

    Updated: 6:26 am

  • Firefighters recover paintings from a collapsed house in Amatrice, central Italy, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Wednesday. Italians bid farewell Saturday to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a mountainous region of central Italy this week. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Italian museums giving Sunday proceeds to rebuild quake zone

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down dangerously overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy’s quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in building codes had added to the quake’s high death toll.

    Updated: 6:45 am

  • In this June 29, 2016 photo, the author and former intelligence official, who uses the name James Church in public, works on his laptop in a New York park. Writing under a pseudonym, the author looks at life inside North Korea through the eyes of Inspector O, a fictional Pyongyang policeman who loves his country despite its many failings. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    In North Korea, a hardboiled (and fictional) cop keeps watch

    NEW YORK (AP) — The hero, a police inspector, prowls a city known more for its political malevolence than its street crime. If you read the local newspapers, you could think it’s a city with almost no crime at all. There have been no murders reported there for years, no bank robberies, no muggings, no rapes.

    Updated: 8:30 am

  • AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

    Bulldozers work to clear out Italy’s quake-hit towns

    Updated: 4:04 am