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Asian stocks gain after Chinese assurances over slowdown

Oct. 22, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as Chinese benchmarks rallied after officials put a positive spin on the country's slowing economy. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite index jumped 4.2 percent to 2,656.87 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong surged 2.4 percent to 267,178.16. Japan's...

Charles Wang, former New York Islanders owner, dies at 74

Oct. 21, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — Charles Wang, a technology company founder and former owner of the New York Islanders hockey team, died Sunday. He was 74. Wang died of lung cancer in Oyster Bay, New York, his attorney, John McEntee, said in an emailed statement. Wang "was an entrepreneur, visionary, author, and...

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

Oct. 21, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

YULONGXUESHAN, China (AP) — The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun as he operated a GPS device. More projectiles were tumbling down the hulk of ice that scientists say is one of the world's fastest melting...

Brooks Koepka takes No. 1 spot, winning CJ Cup

Oct. 21, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Brooks Koepka took the No. 1 spot in the world ranking from Dustin Johnson, finishing his victory in the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges with a 25-foot eagle putt. Koepka won by four strokes, playing the back nine in 7-under 29 for an 8-under 64 and a 21-under 267 total. He holed a...

Bolton faces tense talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

Oct. 21, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Trump's announcement that the United States would leave the Intermediate-Range...

Kang finishes strong to win LPGA Shanghai by 2 strokes

Oct. 21, 2018 10:08 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Danielle Kang shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the LPGA Shanghai by two strokes for her second career title. Kang, who started the final round one stroke off the lead, offset a lone bogey on the par-5 fourth hole with four birdies after the turn to finish at 13-under 275 and hold off a...

Eastern China coal mine accident kills 2, leaves 18 trapped

Oct. 21, 2018 6:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Two people died and 18 were trapped in a coal mine in eastern China on Sunday after a rock burst destroyed part of a mining tunnel, state broadcaster China Central Television reported. The spontaneous fracturing of rock — a kind of earthquake induced by excavation — took place...

China says top Macau official falls to death from building

Oct. 21, 2018 2:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's head representative to Macau died after a fall from his residential building, the central government said Sunday. Zheng Xiaosong, the director of China's liaison office in semiautonomous Macau, was suffering from depression, according to the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of...

Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

Oct. 20, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

ELKO, Nevada (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he will exit a landmark arms control agreement the United States signed with the former Soviet Union, saying that Russia is violating the pact and it's preventing the U.S. from developing new weapons. The 1987 pact, which helps protect the security...

Is there interference in the 2018 US midterm elections?

Oct. 20, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Justice Department unsealed criminal charges detailing a yearslong effort by a Russian troll farm to "sow division and discord in the U.S. political system," it was the first federal case alleging continued foreign interference in U.S. elections. Earlier Friday, American...