• 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.

  • Trader Tommy Kalikas right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Stocks are opening slightly lower as the market loses momentum after logging its biggest weekly gain of the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    European stocks sink as instability fears vex investors

    HONG KONG (AP) — European stock markets opened sharply lower Tuesday as jitters about instability in the Middle East intensified while Asian stock markets dithered as slumping commodity prices weighed on shares of resource companies.