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Banks lead US stock indexes mostly higher in midday trade

Sep. 19, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

Major U.S. stock indexes edged mostly higher in midday trading Wednesday as gains in financial companies outweighed losses elsewhere in the market. Bond yields climbed to the highest level in four months, sending bank shares higher and weighing on utilities and other high-dividend payers. Energy stocks rose along...

The Latest: Trump welcomes 'tremendous progress' with NKorea

Sep. 19, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 11 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says "we're making tremendous progress" with North Korea, after an inter-Korean summit offered some apparent...

Boston Bruins douse Calgary Flames 3-1 in Beijing

Sep. 19, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

Jake DeBrusk scored two goals, including the game-winner in the third period, to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday in Beijing, China. Boston swept the O.R.G. NHL China Games. The Bruins won the exhibition season opener 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday in Shenzhen, China....

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

Sep. 19, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But the premier pledge on denuclearization contained a big condition, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stating he'd...

The Latest: Trump welcomes 'tremendous progress' with NKorea

Sep. 19, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 11 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says "we're making tremendous progress" with North Korea, after an inter-Korean summit offered some apparent...

US Open champion Osaka dominant on return to action in Japan

Sep. 19, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka's homecoming couldn't have gone much better. Playing in her first tournament since winning the U.S. Open, third-seeded Osaka impressed her Japanese fans Wednesday with a powerful 6-2, 6-1 win over Dominika Cibulkova to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open. Osaka was in...

Rafael Nadal to skip tournaments in Asia because of bad knee

Sep. 19, 2018 9:18 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal says he will not play in upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai because of an injured right knee. Nadal says he and his team decided to skip the Asia swing to recover. The top-ranked Spaniard retired in the semifinals of the U.S. Open this month because of the knee problem....

Top-seeded Jelena Ostapenko reaches 2nd round of Korea Open

Sep. 19, 2018 9:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top-seeded Jelena Ostapenko beat Lara Arruabarrena 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Korea Open on Wednesday. Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion, broke her opponent five times while notching up 32 winners to 29 unforced errors. "She's a very good player and very...

10 Things to Know for Today

Sep. 19, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT KAVANAUGH ACCUSER IS INSISTING Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her decades-old allegation that she was sexually assaulted by the Supreme Court nominee before testifying on Capitol...

UK lawmakers: 'Wild West' cryptocurrencies need regulation

Sep. 19, 2018 7:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers have backed calls for greater regulation of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in order to bring an element of control to a market that more resembles the "Wild West." In a report on digital currencies published Wednesday, the Treasury Select Committee called for regulations...