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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott demands answers as customers remain without power after Beryl

Jul. 14, 2024 22:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — With around 270,000 homes and businesses still without power in the Houston area almost a week after Hurricane Beryl hit Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday said he's demanding an investigation into the response of the utility that serves the area as well as answers about its...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear taking Asia trip amid turmoil over Biden's candidacy

Jul. 12, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday left behind the turmoil gripping his party over the fate of President Joe Bide n's candidacy, taking a business trip to Asia to promote his state. Beshear is one of several Democratic governors viewed as a potential...

China tells NATO not to create chaos in Asia and rejects label of 'enabler' of Russia's Ukraine war

Jul. 11, 2024 07:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China accused NATO on Thursday of seeking security at the expense of others and told the alliance not to bring the same “chaos” to Asia, a reflection of its determination to oppose strengthening ties between NATO members and Asian nations such as Japan, South Korea and the...

China, accusing NATO of seeking security at expense of others, tells alliance not to bring same 'chaos' to Asia

Jul. 11, 2024 04:15 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — China, accusing NATO of seeking security at expense of others, tells alliance not to bring same 'chaos' to Asia.

Stock market today: Asian shares are mixed after Fed chair's comments give scant clues on rate cuts

Jul. 10, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

Shares were mixed Wednesday in Asia after remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell in front of Congress did little to change investors' expectations for the timing of a Fed interest rate cut. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index touched a fresh intraday trading high but fell back, edging...

Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani is set to throw a grand wedding for his son. Here's what to know

Jul. 06, 2024 08:44 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — In March, Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani threw a three-day prenuptial bash for his son that included a 1,200-person guest list, including former world leaders, tech tycoons and Bollywood's megastars, and a performance by renowned singer Rihanna. It was only the...

These oldest inhabited termite mounds have been active for 34,000 years

Jul. 04, 2024 01:26 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Scientists in South Africa have been stunned to discover that termite mounds that are still inhabited in an arid region of the country are more than 30,000 years old, meaning they are the oldest known active termite hills. Some of the mounds near the...

Stock market today: Asian shares are mostly higher after Wall Street hits more records

Jul. 04, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after Wall Street’s record-breaking rally powered on. Shares fell in Chinese markets but rose in the rest of the region. U.S. futures were nearly unchanged and oil prices fell. On Wednesday, U.S. stocks...

Stock market today: Asian shares falter after Nvidia rebound supports Wall St

Jun. 25, 2024 23:52 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are mixed after a rebound for Nvidia propped up a weakened Wall Street. Japan’s Nikkei jumped 1.4% to 39,726.39, buoyed by strong demand for technology shares driven by the enthusiasm over Nvidia and artificial intelligence. Tokyo...

Japan's exports surge 13.5% in May, helped by cheap yen and strong demand in US, Asian markets

Jun. 19, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports surged 13.5% in May, faster than expected growth helped by a weak yen and strong demand in the U.S. and Asia. Finance Ministry data reported Wednesday showed that the trade deficit totaled 1.22 trillion yen ($7.7 billion), down nearly 12% from 1.38...