Defiant Malaysian PM rejects calls that he step down

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn on a huge weekend rally to demand his resignation over a financial scandal, accusing the protesters of tarnishing the country's image...

The Latest: Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment

BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the investigation in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):

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Thai police probing Bangkok's deadly bombing say they have discovered bomb-making...

Starting offenses struggle as Cardinals beat Raiders 30-23

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marion Grice scored on an 11-yard run with 31 seconds left and the Arizona Cardinals beat the Oakland Raiders 30-23 on Sunday night in an exhibition game where both first-team offenses...

Asian stocks fall after Fed suggests Sept rate hike possible

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Monday after a U.S. Federal Reserve official suggested a September interest rate hike still was possible and Japanese factory activity weakened.

KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai...

China says 197 punished in crackdown on online rumors

BEIJING (AP) — People recently punished in China's campaign against online rumors include those who circulated an inflated death toll in the Tianjin blasts and who alleged a man committed suicide because of the...

Renewed calls for fire budget overhaul

By: WILLIAM YARDLEY Los Angeles Times

SEATTLE - The record wildfire season scorching the West is prompting renewed calls for Congress to change how it funds firefighting, a push that comes as the head of the Forest Service said the agency would soon...

Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in 2-0 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night.

Arrieta...

Influential Christian sect ends protests in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of members of a politically influential Christian sect have ended five days of street protests that set off huge traffic jams in the Philippine capital and sparked outrage from...