• South Korea dominates short track speedskating in Sapporo

    SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — South Korea won three gold medals in short track speedskating on Wednesday at the Asian Winter Games.

  • Pirates’ Kang attends trial over drink driving charges

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang appeared in a South Korean court on Wednesday as judges heard arguments in a trial over charges that he fled the scene after slamming a car into a guardrail while driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • China plans for 50,000 football academies by 2025

    BEIJING (AP) — China plans to have 50,000 football academies by 2025 as part of an ambitious blueprint to grow into a soccer superpower.

  • Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea denied Thursday that its agents masterminded the assassination of the half brother of leader Kim Jong Un, saying a Malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of “holes and contradictions.”

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  • Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91

    LONDON (AP) — A new study predicts most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030.

  • Box Office Top 20: ‘Lego Batman,’ ‘Fifty Shades’ stay on top

    NEW YORK (AP) — Holdovers “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Fifty Shades Darker” led the North American box office for a second week, while Matt Damon’s “The Great Wall” — a hit in China, where it was made — struggled in its domestic debut.

  • US stocks start week at new highs on deals and earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks again broke records Tuesday as investors came back from a long weekend hungry for deals. While Kraft Heinz and Unilever couldn’t complete a proposed $143 billion mega-merger, food and household goods makers rose as investors bet that other deals are coming.

  • Suicide bombers kill 6 outside court in northwest Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A group of suicide bombers with grenades and assault rifles struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing six people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group.

  • China claims 2 gold in short track speed skating in Sapporo

    SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — China claimed two gold medals in short track speed skating at the Asian Winter Games on Tuesday.