TOKYO (AP) — Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by a plunge in Walmart stock and losses in other sectors.
CHICAGO (AP) — Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains.
American goalie Ryan Zapolski did his best to play hero at the end, stopping all but one attempt, but the United States couldn't find a matching goal in the shootout. The American side put up a fine fight, facing a Czech Republic team that had earned a bye into the quarterfinals and thus was working
A fund managed directly by Alan Howard, one of Britain’s best known investors, lost nearly 9.0 percent net of fees from May through December 2017, according to information provided to Reuters by a spokesman for two New York City employee pension funds. The Brevan Howard AH Fund LP was launched last
Danny Masters ran JPMorgan's commodities trading desk in New York in the 1990s. Danny Masters, who ran JPMorgan's commodities trading business in New York in the 1990s, told Business Insider: "I’ve never seen a better process for the formation of capital than this. ICOs are "a better
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change laws before their legislative session
A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to provide testimony on behalf of the state about alleged corrupt dealings between the government and the country's biggest telecoms group, Israeli media reported on Wednesday. Shlomo Filber, who was arrested this week along with
"Let's do something for them!" one man yelled at the beginning of Republican Rep. Mike Coffman's town hall Tuesday night. Coffman's swing district in the Denver suburbs is all too familiar with mass shootings. A few miles to the northeast of the high school that hosted Tuesday
As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington
The allegations include years of inappropriate behavior by the team's former president and CEO, and accusations that the head of human resources did little when women complained. The report also details allegations of domestic violence made against the team's in-house beat writer, who was allowed
Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. A potential meeting between Pence and the North Koreans had
A string of court cases and judicial investigations against Lebanese media figures is testing this country's reputation as a forum for ideas in a region blanketed by censorship and threats to the press. Lebanese authorities are getting tough on free speech ahead of national elections, summoning
It's a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year. Some officials are expected to leave their posts as a result, while others will continue working with reduced
Downhill skiing is outright insane. On Tuesday, the best and bravest athletes from around the world came together to compete in the Ladies' Downhill Skiing event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The fastest sport on the mountain, downhill skiers fly between through gates at speeds reaching
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Pavel Francouz stopped all five shooters and Petr Kouka scored the shootout winner as the Czech Republic eliminated the United States with a 3-2 victory in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
That Russian gold medal drought at the Pyeongchang Olympics is closer to ending. Teen figure skaters Alina Zagitova or Evgenia Medvedeva will almost certainly take gold in one of the Winter Games marquee events after they went 1-2 in the women's short program Wednesday with the highest scores ever
A group of human and digital rights activists said on Tuesday that the Mexican government had failed to properly investigate allegations their smartphones were infected with spying software. Activists, human-rights lawyers and journalists filed a complaint in June with the attorney general's office
Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-damaging haze across the region. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said Wednesday that emergency alerts in Riau and South Sumatra provinces on the island of Sumatra and West
Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to the nonprofit group behind the tests. More than 32 percent of Massachusetts students who graduated from public high schools last year scored a three or better on at least one test, according to a report
Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat is in early talks to invest in Softbank Group's private equity fund that aims to target the technology sector, its chief executive said. Mumtalakat could join other Gulf state funds such as the Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia's main sovereign
A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange undergoing checks by regulators has said a system failure let investors briefly trade a digital currency for zero yen, highlighting security concerns about such assets after last month's cyber heist at Coincheck Inc. Zaif, an exchange run by Osaka-based Tech Bureau