- Ivanovic beats Dellacqua to reach 2nd round at China Open Updated: Oct-03-15 1:10 pm
BEIJING - Sixth-seeded Ana Ivanovic beat Casey Dellacqua of Australia 6-4, 6-0 Saturday to advance to the second round of the China Open.
- China beats Philippines 78-67 to win FIBA Asia title Updated: Oct-03-15 12:57 pm
CHANGSHA, China - Yi Jianlian combined with youngsters Guo Ailun and Zhou Qi to lead China to a 78-67 win over the Philippines in the FIBA Asia basketball final on Saturday, helping the host nation secure an Olympic slot and finish the continental tournament unbeaten.
- Venus Williams wins Wuhan Open, Muguruza retires in 2nd set Updated: Oct-03-15 12:08 pm
WUHAN, China - Venus Williams won the Wuhan Open on Saturday when her Spanish opponent and fifth-seeded Garbine Muguruza retired with a left ankle injury while trailing 6-3, 3-0.
- Connecticut lieutenant governor, lawmakers travel to Taiwan Updated: Oct-03-15 12:07 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman is leading a weeklong business and trade mission to Taiwan.
- Massachusetts leaders hopeful but cautious on economy Updated: Oct-03-15 10:57 am
BOSTON - There are plenty of reasons for House Speaker Robert DeLeo and other Massachusetts leaders to feel upbeat about the state's current fiscal and economic health.
- Rain washes out Shenzhen Open semifinals Updated: Oct-03-15 9:02 am
SHENZHEN, China - Persistent rain has washed out the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open on Saturday.
- Tang Wei looks for chemistry with people on film set Updated: Oct-03-15 7:20 am
BUSAN, South Korea - Chinese actress Tang Wei is not obsessed about finding the right role for her future film project.
- Dalai Lama assures followers of health upon return to India Updated: Oct-03-15 6:12 am
DHARAMSALA, India - The Dalai Lama has assured his followers that he is in excellent health upon his return Saturday to the Tibetan government-in-exile's headquarters in northern India.
- Jin leads by 1 into final round of Asia-Pacific Amateur Updated: Oct-03-15 3:43 am
HONG KONG - Jin Cheng of China pitched to a half-foot on the par-5 18th and made birdie for a 1-under 69 to take a one-stroke lead over two Australians after three rounds of the typhoon-threatened Asia-Pacific Amateur on Saturday.
- Tropical storm bears down on south China's Hainan island Updated: Oct-03-15 2:45 am
BEIJING - A strong tropical storm was bearing down Saturday on China's southern resort island of Hainan at the height of the country's weeklong National Day holiday.
- China orders tighter mail security following mail bombings Updated: Oct-03-15 2:19 am
BEIJING - China's postal service is ordering tighter checks on packages following a series of mail bombings that killed 10 people and injured 51.
- An ailing global economy starts to weigh on US job market Updated: Oct-02-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - A sagging global economy has finally caught up with the United States.
- Homeland Security seizes Stockton mayor's electronics at SFO Updated: Oct-02-15 3:38 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A mayor of a Northern California city said Homeland Security agents briefly detained him and seized his laptop and cellphone earlier this week at San Francisco International Airport.
- Eastern Indiana school district to recruit students in China Updated: Oct-02-15 2:35 pm
MODOC, Indiana - The board of one of Indiana's smallest school districts hopes a plan to recruit students from China will boost enrollment and keep the district running past next year.
- Nobel official's behind-scenes book overshadows peace prize Updated: Oct-02-15 9:24 am
STAVANGER, Norway - A book detailing the secret tussles behind some of the most controversial Nobel Peace Prizes in the last quarter century is having its own disruptive effect on the 2015 award.
- China charges 10 with repackaging, selling old meat Updated: Oct-02-15 1:26 am
BEIJING - Shanghai prosecutors say they are charging people connected to a U.S. meat supplier's Chinese subsidiary with producing and selling fake and substandard products.
- Clinton private account targeted in Russia-linked email scam Updated: Oct-01-15 12:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times to trick Hillary Rodham Clinton into infecting her computer systems while she was secretary of state, newly released emails show. It was unclear whether she was fooled into clicking on any attachments to expose her account.
- EU probes illegal fishing, slave labor before Thai ruling Updated: Oct-01-15 11:42 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union is including Thailand's actions to stamp out slave labor in the fishing industry during its investigation whether to impose sanctions on the major fish-exporting nation for failing to crack down on illegal and unregulated fishing.
- US manufacturing barely expands as global economy slows Updated: Oct-01-15 11:19 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturers expanded at their slowest pace in two years last month, held back by faltering global growth and cutbacks in oil and gas drilling.
- Europe, US split over form of Syria talks Updated: Oct-01-15 11:17 am
UNITED NATIONS - Nine nations or five? In speeches at this year's U.N. gathering of world leaders, major powers are increasing calls for multilateral negotiations to end the war in Syria. But Europe and the United States are split on who should be at the table.
- Serena Williams withdraws from WTA Finals and China Open Updated: Oct-01-15 10:42 am
BEIJING - The 2015 season is over for Serena Williams.
- Anti-India anger in Nepal as essential supplies dry up Updated: Oct-01-15 10:14 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal feels like it is being choked. It's running out of gasoline. Medical supplies are becoming scarce. All because of an unofficial economic blockade imposed by neighboring India from where Nepal gets almost all its essential supplies.
- US, Philippine marines hold annual amphibious exercises Updated: Oct-01-15 8:55 am
MANILA, Philippines - More than 1,500 U.S. and Filipino marines on Thursday began annual exercises to improve combat readiness and better respond to humanitarian crises in the Philippines, which is frequently hit by powerful typhoons and is locked in a territorial dispute with China.
- China sends Europe coveted new exports: Jobs, investment Updated: Oct-01-15 4:14 am
LISBON, Portugal - When two Chinese companies appeared among the bidders to buy a troubled Portuguese bank this year, its staff took heart.
- Report: Kansas economy growing far slower than US economy Updated: Oct-01-15 2:41 am
WICHITA, Kansas - The Kansas economy has been growing far slower than the rest of the nation, and a report released Thursday forecasts sluggish growth in the state next year as well.