• Five members of the Sistahs on the Reading Edge book club, all of Antioch, from left, Katherine Neal, Georgia Lewis, Lisa Renee Johnson, Allisa Carr and Sandra Jamerson stand together at Johnson's home in Antioch, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. The five women were among 11 African-American women who were were booted off the Napa Valley Wine Train on Saturday afternoon. Johnson holds a photograph of the group that was taken before boarding the train. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP)

    Wine train issues apology to black women booted from train

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted from a tasting tour because of their race.

  • 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.

  • Monday, August 24, 2015

    Another losing day on Wall Street as early rally fades; Dow sheds more than 200 points

  • Wednesday, July 1, 2015, file photo, a man carrying toys waits in line with others near a cashier counter at a shopping mall in Beijing. China is exporting something new to the world economy: fear. Global financial markets are quaking over the prospect of a severe slowdown in the world’s second-biggest economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    How China’s tremors could weaken the world’s major economies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — China is exporting something new to the world economy: Fear.

  • Security worry: How to stop the ‘lone wolf’ attacks

    PARIS (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about terrorist attacks, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the percentage of attacks for which extremist groups have claimed responsibility. Extremist groups have claimed responsibility for only 35 percent of attacks that can be attributed to them, not 65 percent.

  • In this May 25, 2010 file photo, officers from the United Nations Command inspect a broken section of what Seoul claims to be a North Korean torpedo displayed at South Korea's Defense Ministry building after it was salvaged near the disputed sea border. Once again, the Koreas are trying to disentangle themselves from violence and threats of war in Aug. 2015- this time in tense talks that have dragged out in two marathon sessions over three days. Skepticism over success abounds, but the rivals have proven time and again over the decades their mastery at pulling back from the brink. (Kim Jae-hwan/Pool via AP, File)

    Rival Koreas masters at pulling back from the brink

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Koreas on Tuesday once again proved their mastery at pulling back from the brink — this time with an accord forged in two marathon negotiating sessions over three days.

  • French President Francois Hollande, second left, hugs U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, center, while Alek Skarlatos a U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon  applauds after they were awarded with the Legion of Honor at the Elysee Palace, Monday Aug.24, 2015 in Paris, France. Hollande  pinned the Legion of Honor medal on U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and their years-long friend Anthony Sadler, who subdued the gunman as he moved through the train with an assault rifle strapped to his bare chest. The British businessman, Chris Norman, also jumped into the fray. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)

    Americans, Briton who thwarted attack get France’s top honor

    PARIS (AP) — The president of France pinned his country’s highest award, the Legion d’Honneur, on three Americans and a Briton on Monday, saying they “gave a lesson in courage” by subduing a heavily armed attacker on a high-speed train carrying 500 passengers to Paris.

  • Sunday, August 23, 2015

    Here’s a look at how the rival Koreas have, for decades, mastered pulling back from the brink

  • In this Oct. 21, 2010 file photo, workers, right, prepare to install a piece of glass wall covering an elevator tunnel while a woman, left, looks down from a descending elevator in Beijing, China. Otis elevator, which has staked much on increasing urbanization and soaring skyscrapers in cities across China, is struggling with declining revenue in 2015 as China’s economy sours. For Otis, based in Farmington, Conn., rising competition, particularly for the lucrative repair and maintenance business, also is undermining its Chinese market share. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)

    That sinking feeling: As China slows, so does Otis Elevator

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As China’s economy has grown and skyscrapers have sprouted in cities extending ever westward from its coast, Otis Elevator Co. went along for the ride.

  • Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California, second right, U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, Alek Skarlatos, right, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, second from left, and U.S. Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartley take their seats before a press conference held at the US Ambassador's residence in Paris, France, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone helped foil a potentially deadly attack when they subdued a man armed with an assault rifle and other weapons on board a high-speed train bound for Paris two days ago. The man was known to intelligence services in three countries and had ties to radical Islam, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Man tackled on train on authorities’ radar in 3 countries

    PARIS (AP) — Three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium.