Among the stories Monday from The Associated Press:


CHINA-TARIFFS-REPLACING AMERICA — In the midst of their tariff battle with Washington, Chinese leaders are pressing companies to find other customers and suppliers. But the Chinese companies face trouble on two fronts: replacing the vast U.S. market for their products and finding alternative suppliers of technology they've long imported from America. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.

NKOREA-THE BUYERS' GUIDE — Ostrich skin ready for tailoring, huge flat-screen TVs, "Neo-Viagra" and a cure for cancer? North Korea's official shopper's guide is glossy and full of testimonials from satisfied customers and phone and email contact information for the dozens of companies pitching their latest products — though good luck reaching any of them. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 990 words, photos.


FINANCIAL MARKETS — Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, extending the market's gains from last week. SENT: 140 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated through 5 p.m.


RUSSIA-UNHOLY HACKERS — The Russian hackers indicted by the U.S. special prosecutor last month have spent years trying to steal the private correspondence of some of the world's most senior Orthodox Christian figures, The Associated Press has found, illustrating the high stakes as Kiev and Moscow wrestle over the religious future of Ukraine. By Raphael Satter. SENT: 1,520 words, photos, video. An abridged version of 800 words also was sent.


RUSSIA-UNHOLY HACKERS-EXPLAINER — As Kiev and Moscow clash on the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, a new front has opened up in the religious sphere. SENT: 850 words.

MYANMAR-JOURNALISTS — A Myanmar judge on Monday postponed the verdict against two Reuters journalists accused of illegally possessing official documents in a case that has drawn attention to the faltering state of press freedom in the troubled Southeast Asian nation. By Victoria Milko and Aung Naing Soe. SENT: 730 words, photos.

MYANMAR-FACEBOOK — Facebook is banning Myanmar's powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and organizations from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation." By Victoria Milko. SENT: 630 words, photos.

THAILAND-BITCOIN SCAM — Thai authorities this week are expected to step up their investigation of a financial scam involving the alleged theft of about $25 million worth of bitcoins from a Finnish investor who police say was bilked with promises of high returns from investments in a casino in Macau and in another cryptocurrency. By Kaweewit Kaewjinda. SENT: 560 words.


SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-CONFIDENTIAL AGREEMENTS — Confidentiality agreements have come under fire during the #MeToo movement as one way abusive men have been able to hold on to their jobs, and keep harassing more women. By Michelle R. Smith. SENT: 930 words, photos.

VOLKSWAGEN-EMISSIONS — The official overseeing Volkswagen's court settlements in its diesel scandal says he is pushing back against the company's withholding of information under confidentiality rules. SENT: 140 words.

CHINA-NISSAN-ELECTRIC CAR — The official overseeing Volkswagen's court settlements in its diesel scandal says he is pushing back against the company's withholding of information under confidentiality rules. SENT: 680 words, photos.

LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-LAWSUITS — Stadiums, corporate buildings and other facilities that draw crowds have strengthened their security since 9/11 and earned U.S. protections if their efforts fail to prevent a terrorist attack and they are sued. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 920 words, photos.

TESLA STOCK — Shares of Tesla are slipping on the first day of trading after the electric vehicle maker said it won't consider going private after all. SENT: 90 words.

ASPIRIN-HEART ATTACKS — Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don't outweigh the benefits for most other folks, major new research finds. By Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.


NERDWALLET-LIZ WESTON-KIDS PAY COLLEGE — Parents often want to spare their kids from debt by paying for college. But your student needs to have some skin in the game. By NerdWallet columnist Liz Weston. UPCOMING: 787 words by 11 a.m., photo.


EUROPE-ECONOMY — The trade cease-fire between the European Union and U.S. President Donald Trump boosted optimism among German business executives heavily dependent on trade for their profits, a closely watched economic index showed Monday. By David McHugh. SENT: 250 words.

CHINA-NEW SILK ROAD — Chinese officials have defended Beijing's initiative to build railways and other infrastructure across Asia against complaints it leaves countries with too much debt after Malaysia canceled two high-profile projects. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 470 words.

WORLD COURT-IRAN-US — Iran went to the United Nations' highest court Monday in a bid to have U.S. sanctions lifted following President Donald Trump's decision earlier this year to re-impose them, calling the move "naked economic aggression." By Mike Corder. SENT: 550 words, photos.

TURKEY-ECONOMY — The Turkish currency has again weakened against the dollar, as Turkey's markets resumed trading after a week-long religious holiday. SENT: 140 words.