- China's stock rescue jolts companies, reform plans Updated: Sep-04-15 2:55 am
BEIJING - Tonhe Electronics is a casualty of Beijing's frantic effort to stop a stock market bust.
- Why Friday's US jobs report could affect Americans' finances Updated: Sep-04-15 12:08 am
WASHINGTON - With the Federal Reserve edging into the spotlight, Friday's jobs report for August could trigger eventual changes in Americans' financial lives.
- French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370 Updated: Sep-03-15 11:53 pm
PARIS - French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard.
- Thais unveil restored statue at bomb site to boost morale Updated: Sep-03-15 11:29 pm
BANGKOK - Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece Friday of the Erawan Shrine, in the latest bid to restore confidence among Bangkok's tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that left 20 dead.
- Asian stock markets ebb ahead of US jobs report Updated: Sep-03-15 11:25 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday as caution prevailed before the release of the monthly U.S. jobs report and the resumption of trading on Chinese stock markets next week.
- Latest on US Open: TV viewership on ESPN up 58 percent Updated: Sep-03-15 8:55 pm
NEW YORK - The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):
- US submarine force in the Pacific gets new commander Updated: Sep-03-15 8:04 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The U.S. Navy on Thursday installed a new commander to lead its submarine force in the Pacific at a time when growing Chinese operations in places like the South China Sea are boosting U.S. demand for the eavesdropping capabilities of the underwater vessels.
- Mickelson needing big week for chance at 21st straight team Updated: Sep-03-15 6:41 pm
NORTON, Massachusetts - Phil Mickelson only realized a few days ago his proud streak of qualifying for 20 consecutive teams was over.
- Japan beats Cambodia 3-0 in World Cup qualifier Updated: Sep-03-15 5:29 pm
SAITAMA, Japan - Japan eased past Cambodia 3-0 to secure its first win in World Cup qualifying while South Korea thrashed Laos 8-0 to stay undefeated on Thursday.
- Merritt beats world champion Van Niekerk to win 400 Updated: Sep-03-15 4:51 pm
ZURICH - LaShawn Merritt edged a thrilling finish in the 400 meters at the Weltklasse Zurich Diamond League meet on Thursday, earning partial revenge for losing to Wayde van Niekerk at the world championships last month.
- US small businesses feel mixed impact from China's economy Updated: Sep-03-15 3:52 pm
NEW YORK - China's economic problems have been a windfall for some U.S. small businesses - and pose a threat to others.
- Samsung, others seek piece of nascent smartwatch market Updated: Sep-03-15 1:15 pm
NEW YORK - Samsung and other tech companies showcased new computerized wristwatches this week - all aimed at challenging Apple, a relative newcomer to selling smartwatches.
- European Central Bank ready to give eurozone more stimulus Updated: Sep-03-15 1:00 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - The European Central Bank is ready to give the eurozone economy a bigger dose of stimulus if turmoil in China and weaker global growth hurt its modest recovery, President Mario Draghi said Thursday.
- Chung says AFC broke election rules ahead of FIFA vote Updated: Sep-03-15 12:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean billionaire Chung Mong-joon has accused the Asian Football Confederation of breaking FIFA election and ethics rules by lobbying for rival candidate Michel Platini in the presidential contest.
- US trade deficit drops to $41.9 billion in July Updated: Sep-03-15 9:29 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to the lowest level in five months as exports posted a small gain while imports declined, reflecting a big drop in shipments of consumer goods such as cell phones.
- Pacific bluefin tuna group puts off new moves to save fish Updated: Sep-03-15 3:52 am
TOKYO - An international body that monitors fisheries in most of the Pacific Ocean ended a meeting in Japan on Thursday without agreement on fresh measures to protect the dwindling bluefin tuna.
- Seoul prosecutors seek 15-year term for US envoy attacker Updated: Sep-03-15 2:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean prosecutors on Thursday asked for a 15-year prison term for the man they say slashed the U.S. ambassador during a breakfast forum in March.
- China pledges to cut 300,000 troops from its massive army Updated: Sep-03-15 1:03 am
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged to cut China's 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army by 300,000 troops, amid rising manpower costs and technological capabilities that reduce the need for large numbers of personnel.
- China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade Updated: Sep-03-15 12:46 am
BEIJING - China's leader presided over a parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might Thursday as fighter jets roared overhead, but pledged a 300,000 reduction in troops in a bid to show his country poses no expansionist threat.
- IMF: China, tumbling commodity prices threaten world economy Updated: Sep-02-15 8:14 pm
WASHINGTON - China's slowdown, volatile financial markets and tumbling raw-materials prices have raised the risks to economic growth around the world, the International Monetary Fund reported Wednesday.
- Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits Alaska Updated: Sep-02-15 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Five Chinese warships have moved into the Bering Sea near Alaska after participating in a naval exercise with Russia, but officials said they don't view the ships as a threat as President Barack Obama travels in northern Alaska near the Arctic Circle.
- Fed report shows autos and housing fueling US growth Updated: Sep-02-15 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON - While U.S. housing and auto sales showed strength over the summer, manufacturers were feeling pressure from China's economic slowdown and the oil industry was squeezed by lower energy prices.
- Western Pennsylvania played role in WWII victory Updated: Sep-02-15 12:12 pm
PITTSBURGH - Everyone everywhere spilled into the streets.
- Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest Updated: Sep-02-15 10:41 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.
- China to hold big parade, but ordinary folks can't go see it Updated: Sep-02-15 10:40 am
BEIJING - China will hold a massive military parade through the heart of its capital, but ordinary folks can't watch.