Asia stocks extend global sell-off, Japan down 5.5 percent

Asian markets tumbled Tuesday as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 dived 5.5 percent to 16,069.94 and Australia's S&P/ASX...

Japan's parliament condemns North Korea rocket launch

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament has condemned North Korea's long-range rocket launch, calling it a serious provocation against international peace and demanding the communist nation immediately stop such...

Sanders, Kasich win 1st votes in tiny NH community

DIXVILLE, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesday.

Sanders won over all four Democratic voters in...

No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — UConn coach Gene Auriemma smiled at his three upperclass starters, savoring the latest virtuoso performance on the big stage by Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson — and fretting...

Gov't report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government report on health insurance has implications for the presidential campaign.

Out Tuesday, the National Health Interview Survey says eight states saw a significant drop last...

Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local...

Clippard, Diamondbacks agree to $12.25M, 2-year contract

PHOENIX (AP) — Reliever Tyler Clippard agreed Monday to a $12.25 million, two-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who also settled their arbitration case with A.J. Pollock by giving the outfielder a $10.25...

Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's death

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid...