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Stocks stall in midday trading as caution lingers over trade

Oct. 14, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks stalled in midday trading on Wall Street Monday as investors remain cautious about the prospects of a full trade agreement between the U.S. and China. Technology and health care stocks were posting some solid gains even as the energy sector fell because of a decline in the price of...

Markets Right Now: Stocks wobble as trade questions linger

Oct. 14, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are wobbling between gains and losses as investors remain cautious about the prospects of a full trade agreement between the U.S. and China. Technology and health care stocks were rising in midday trading...

Hong Kong police say homemade bomb targeted officers

Oct. 14, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to "kill or to harm" riot control officers was detonated as they deployed against renewed violence in Hong Kong over the weekend, police said Monday, in a further escalation of destructive street battles gripping the business hub. The "loud thud"...

Japan storm victims felt worst was over, then floods came

Oct. 14, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — After the worst of Typhoon Hagibis passed over this town north of Tokyo, Kazuo Saito made sure there was no water outside his house and went to bed. He woke up a few times throughout the night to check, but by the time he woke for good on Sunday morning, the view outside his window...

Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Oct. 14, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Swiss great, a four-time Olympian, says "at the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play at the Olympic Games again." Federer made the announcement in Tokyo during at an exhibition event for his Japanese uniform...

After record world medal haul, Biles a face of 2020 Olympics

Oct. 14, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles. With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world. In gymnastics, no one else comes close. Biles won five of the six gold medals at last...

Global stocks turn lower as US-China tariff truce in focus

Oct. 14, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global shares turned lower Monday after the U.S. and China announced a truce on tariff hikes but uncertainty remained over their wide-ranging economic dispute. London and Frankfurt declined and Wall Street was set for small losses on the open, while Asian markets largely closed higher....

Japan looks for missing after typhoon kills dozens

Oct. 14, 2019 7:36 AM EDT

NAGANO, Japan (AP) — Rescue crews dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left dozens dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday, leaving...

South Korean pop star Sulli found dead at her home

Oct. 14, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean pop star and actress Sulli was found dead at her home south of Seoul on Monday, police said. The 25-year-old was found after her manager went to her home in Seongnam because she didn't answer phone calls for hours, said Kim Seong-tae, an official from the Seongnam...

China's auto sales sink 6.3% in September

Oct. 14, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales sank 6.3% in September from a year earlier and purchases of electric cars tumbled 34.2% at a time when the industry is spending heavily to meet government sales quotas for the technology, an industry group reported Monday. The global industry's biggest market is on track...