• In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, a Ugandan gold miner scoops powdered ore to be washed to separate the dirt from the gold, in the Mubende district west of the capital Kampala, in Uganda. The gold rush is on in a big way in the Ugandan district of Mubende, with tens of thousands of people making their livelihood from it. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

    Africa’s Deadwood: The gold rush is on in Uganda

    MUBENDE, Uganda (AP) —     The hunt for gold takes the men 100 meters (yards) underground, past contraptions of wood and rope rigged to function like pulleys, past hard rock that they attack day and night with demolition hammers. When they emerge at the end of a shift, the miners carry stone samples that will be examined for the dark veins that suggest presence of gold. 

  • In this Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, a man walks past a bank's electronic board showing the share index around the world at Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Investors have yanked $40 billion from emerging-market stocks this year, a record pace of withdrawals, as a slowdown in China has hammered companies that supply raw materials. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

    Investors are fleeing once-popular emerging markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 31 about investors selling emerging-market investments, The Associated Press erroneously shortened the name of a fund that tracks commodity producers. The correct full name is the FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund.

  • President Barack Obama speaks at the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference at Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Obama opened a historic three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Alaska-bound, Obama renames America’s tallest peak

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska.

  • Central China authorities say 7 killed, 2 injured after exposure to poison at paper mill.

    BEIJING (AP) — Workers were overcome with toxic gas from a paper mill’s waste pool and seven of them died, authorities said Saturday, in China’s latest deadly accident involving dangerous chemicals.