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  • Asian stocks higher after Fed leaves rates unchanged

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks gained Thursday following this week's turbulence and other Asian markets rose after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index was up 0.7 percent at 3,816.60 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.2 percent to 24,659.75. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained...

  • Teen charged in death of 8-year-old to appear in court

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy charged with murder, kidnapping and rape in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists' complex in a California beach town is scheduled to appear in court. Police say Adrian Jerry Gonzalez lured Madyson Middleton into his family's apartment from a courtyard where she had been riding her scooter...

  • Boston's bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out

    BOSTON (AP) — After the winter of their discontent, it's been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians. The Red Sox are languishing; the city forfeited a chance to showcase itself to the planet as an Olympics host; and now the NFL has upheld star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's entire four-game suspension. Forget the footballs: All of Beantown...

  • California firefighters control blaze that jumped line

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground, keeping a blaze east of California's Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said. The fire, which has burned for a week, has charred more than 11 square miles in Solano County. It jumped the containment...

  • Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — About 400 protesters blew conch shells on a Hawaii beach on Wednesday to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations. The demonstrators blew into their shells in unison on the sand in front of the Westin Maui resort on Kaanapali Beach, where ministers were meeting this...

  • Myanmar pardons almost 7,000 prisoners

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Nearly 7,000 prisoners in Myanmar, including some former military intelligence officials who had been purged by their army colleagues, have been given presidential pardons. An Information Ministry statement posted on its website said 6,966 prisoners, including 210 foreigners, will be freed from various prisons across the...

  • Judge to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday about whether the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles can sell a hilltop convent overlooking Hollywood to pop singer Katy Perry. An order of nuns owns the multimillion dollar property and has sold it to a businesswoman who wants to develop it into a hotel and restaurant. The...

  • California firefighters hold blaze that jumped line

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground Wednesday, keeping a blaze east of California's Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said. The fire, which has burned for a week, has charred more than 11 square miles in Solano County. It jumped the...

  • Asian stocks mixed after Fed leaves rates unchanged

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks held steady Thursday following this week's turbulence while other Asian markets were mixed after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index was little changed at 3,787.49 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng was off by just 0.1 percent at 24,607.28....

  • Madeleine McCann ruled out as girl found dead in Australia

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — The decomposed remains of a young girl found in a suitcase dumped in Australia do not belong to missing British girl Madeleine McCann, police say. The bones were found earlier this month in bushes near the South Australia state capital Adelaide. South Australia Police Detective Police Superintendent Des Bray said...

  • 5 things to know about Olympians weighing Rio's filthy water

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Associated Press commissioned a study of the virus and bacteria levels in the waters where Olympic athletes will compete next year in Rio de Janeiro. The testing found dangerously high levels of pathogens from human sewage waste. Five things to know about the AP testing: ___ VIRUS LEVELS In the three water venues...

  • Lennon honored with artwork showing him in yellow submarine

    NEW YORK (AP) — Standing in front of artwork depicting Manhattan as a yellow submarine and John Lennon as the pilot displaying the peace sign, Yoko Ono joined Bono and other guests to honor her late husband Wednesday. Ono said the tapestry at Ellis Island is "so special" and that the Beatles band member would have loved it. Lennon appears on...

  • Almaty 2022 Winter Olympic bid at a glance

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will vote Friday on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, choosing between Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan. Almaty, former capital of the ex-Soviet Republic in central Asia, is making its second Olympic bid, but this is the first time it has reached the final stage. Here's a...

  • Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic bid at a glance

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will vote Friday on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, choosing between Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan. Beijing, which hosted the 2008 Olympics, is seeking to become the first city to stage both summer and winter games. Here's a quick look at the Beijing bid: ___...

  • 2022 Olympic host city vote at a glance

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics will be decided Friday in a vote of the International Olympic Committee. The two candidates are Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan. Here's a quick look at the election: ___ WHAT: Selection of host city for 2022 Winter Olympics. WHEN: Friday. VENUE: Kuala Lumpur Convention...

  • Drachma revolt adds unease to Greece's awkward alliance

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' power-sharing acrobatics look harder to perform by the day. Opposition parties are propping up his left-wing government long enough to negotiate a new bailout and keep the country in the eurozone, while senior members of his own party, Syriza, have revived a campaign to bring back the...

  • Ford F-150 gets mixed crash test results

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 pickup saw mixed results in new crash tests by the insurance industry, and the damaged trucks cost more to repair than steel-bodied ones. The four-door Super Crew version of the 2015 F-150 got top ratings in all five of the crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For...

  • Truck hits religious procession in Mexico, 16 dead, 30 hurt

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say 16 people are dead and 30 injured after an out-of-control truck that lost its brakes slammed into a religious procession in central Mexico. The government of the north-central state of Zacatecas said in a statement that the accident occurred in the town of Mazapil. A heavy truck carrying building...

  • Court nixes release of New York chokehold death testimony

    NEW YORK (AP) — The public can't see the testimony a grand jury weighed before declining to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man, an appeals court said Wednesday, citing longstanding reasons for grand jury confidentiality. "The public interest in disclosure was outweighed by the dangers inherent in...

  • Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic stop shooting

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge, with a prosecutor saying the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer." Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced the grand...

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