• N. Korea leader dismisses top officials after standoff eases

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them responsible for allowing the confrontation to nearly spin out of control.

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    The Latest on TV shooting: Father of slain TV reporter says family numb after shooting deaths

  • In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 photo, computers with no keyboard provided are seen at an Internet corner at the airport in Pyongyang, North Korea. The new airport building has just about everything including the Internet room. The problem is, it doesn't seem to work. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    New airport’s Internet room a closed window on North Korea

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang’s shiny new airport building has all the features international travelers have come to expect, though some lose their luster upon closer examination. Case in point: Its Internet room appears to be missing the Internet.

  • In this photo provided by the South Korean Unification Ministry, South Korean presidential security adviser Kim Kwan-jin, right, shakes hands with Hwang Pyong So, North Korea's top political officer for the Korean People's Army, after their meeting at the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the moment, avert the bloodshed they've been threatening each other with for weeks. (The South Korean Unification Ministry via AP)

    South Korea halts propaganda broadcasts as Koreas reach deal

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it got an apology. North Korea says its archrival learned a “serious lesson.” That’s how compromises are engineered on a peninsula that has technically been at war for more than 60 years.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Sunday, August 23, 2015

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

  • South Korean army soldiers ride on a truck in Paju, south of the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Marathon negotiations by senior officials from the Koreas stretched into a third day on Monday as the rivals tried to pull back from the brink. South Korea's military, meanwhile, said North Korea continued to prepare for a fight, moving unusual numbers of troops, hovercraft and submarines to the border. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Rival Koreas restart talks, pull back from brink _ for now

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president on Monday vowed a hard line and signaled Seoul’s mounting frustration as marathon negotiations by senior officials from the rival Koreas stretched into a third day.

  • South Korean protesters with a defaced North Korean flag stage a rally against North Korea on Unification Bridge, which leads to the demilitarized zone, near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday vowed a hard line as marathon negotiations by senior officials from the Koreas stretched into a third day in an attempt to defuse a crisis that had the rivals threatening war.  The letters read on a flag read " Stab". (Choi Jun-suck/Newsis via AP) KOREA OUT

    The Latest on Koreas: Talks resume at border village

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):