• In a May 31, 2014 file photo, acclaimed novelist Zadie Smith is shown signing a book for a fan in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. Fall is the time for "big books," whatever the page length, and some of the top fiction authors from around the world have new works coming in 2016, including Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, Margaret Atwood, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Rabih Alameddine, Emma Donoghue, Jonathan Safran Foer and Michael Chabon. (AP Photo/David McFadden, File)

    Rich season of fiction expected this fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the weightiest novel this fall, or most any season, Alan Moore has the grandest ambition.

  • In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks were moving mostly lower in early trading Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, as investors looked ahead to the Fed’s meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo., for clues on timing for possible interest rate hikes. A drop in oil prices pulled energy companies lower, along with the broader market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Stocks fall in early trading as oil prices decline

    HONG KONG (AP) — Most stock markets in Asia moved sideways on Tuesday as the summer doldrums and a lack of economic data ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Fed chief kept investors on the sidelines.

  • In this Aug. 14, 2016 photo mare Emira is presented during the yearly Arabian Horse Auction "Pride of Poland" in Janow Podlaski, Poland. Irregularities surrounding the sale of Emira have fueled a political scandal in Poland that has cost one official his job, prompted calls for a criminal organization, and damaged the reputation of Poland's respected state Arabian breeding program. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Mysterious sale at horse auction sparks scandal in Poland

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Anette Mattsson had bid 200,000 euros ($226,500) for a prized gray Arabian mare but soon stopped. With the price rising rapidly and no sign of other bidders, she sensed that something strange was going on at the annual Pride of Poland sale on Aug. 14.

  • A Emergis emergency room facility sits behind a fence as construction continues, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Dallas. In just a few short years freestanding emergency centers have sprouted like mushrooms across the suburban landscape, taking root in affluent neighborhoods and directly challenging medical clinics and hospitals that may only be blocks away. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    As the number of freestanding ERs grows, so does scrutiny

    DALLAS (AP) — Freestanding emergency centers have sprouted in recent years across the suburban landscape, taking root in affluent neighborhoods and directly challenging nearby medical clinics and hospitals.

  • Farmers seek tax credit for donations to food pantries

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Each year New York farmers give millions of pounds of apples, squash, corn or other agricultural products to the state’s food banks. Now they’re looking to get some credit for those good deeds — a tax credit.

  • In this July 28, 2014 file photo, a Delta Air Lines jet takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va.   Most restrictions on flights between the U.S. and Mexico will lift on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, a change expected to bring more options and possibly lower prices for travelers. American, Delta and Southwest have already announced that they will offer new flights across the border later this year. United is watching the demand for flights and will respond accordingly, a spokesman said. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Most limits on US-Mexico flights are about to be lifted

    DALLAS (AP) — Most restrictions on flights between the U.S. and Mexico will lift on Sunday, a change expected to bring more options and possibly lower prices for travelers.

  • Pedestrians walk past jewelry stores that are tenants of five buildings proposed for demolition Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in the Jewelers Row diamond district of Philadelphia. Luxury home developer Toll Brothers wants to build a 16-story condominium tower after demolishing five buildings on Philadelphia's historic Jewelers Row, a red-brick paved street that's the nation's oldest diamond district and home to over 300 jewelers, engravers, watch vendors and diamond dealers. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

    Demolition plans for Philly’s Jewelers Row losing sparkle

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A luxury home developer is planning to demolish buildings on Philadelphia’s Jewelers Row, the nation’s oldest diamond district, to make way for a 16-story condominium building that some jewelry store owners say was kept under wraps.

  • Morgan Stanley accused of mismanaging its 401(k) plan

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even Wall Street workers are unhappy with how their retirement plans are run.

  • In this May 9, 2016, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at Camden County College's Camden City Campus in Camden, N.J. The Republican governor, who currently serves as a close adviser to Donald Trump, could take on a bigger role if he takes the witness stand in the criminal case involving the closure of traffic lanes on the world’s busiest bridge three years ago. Defense attorneys have danced around the issue of whether they will subpoena Christie, who is not charged with any wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File0

    Bridge case attorneys weigh whether to subpoena Christie

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is not charged with any wrongdoing in the criminal case involving the closure of traffic lanes on the world’s busiest bridge three years ago, yet his presence looms large over next month’s trial of two former subordinates.

  • Correction: Harley-Defeat Device story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 19 about Harley-Davidson’s $15 million air-pollution settlement with federal regulators, The Associated Press reported erroneously the reason more than 12,000 motorcycles had been found out of compliance with federal clean air regulations. The bikes were in violation because they were sold without required environmental certifications, not because they were modified with the suspect tuners also at issue in the settlement.