• In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a street sign for Wall Street hangs near the New York Stock Exchange. Weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on Asian stocks Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, but European markets mostly rose, shrugging off a 22 percent plunge in the Athens benchmark which reopened after a five-week shutdown. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Asian stocks fall on weak Chinese manufacturing, oil slump

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening slightly lower in the U.S. as energy companies slide along with the price of crude oil.

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  • China's Sun Yang celebrates after winning the men's 400m freestyle final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    China’s Sun wins 3rd straight world title in 400 freestyle

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Sun Yang of China has won the first gold medal of pool swimming at the world championships in Russia.

  • China's gold medalists Wang Han and Yang Hao perform during mixed 3 m synchro springboard final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    China wins mixed 3-meter springboard diving at worlds

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — China’s Qiu Bo produced a diving masterclass to defeat U.S. Olympic champion David Boudia and win gold in the men’s 10-meter platform event at the world championships Sunday.

  • Katie Ledecky of the USA leave the pool after a women's 400m freestyle heat at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Sun Yang leads 400 free heats as swimming starts at worlds

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — So much for the U.S. swim team’s plan to kick off the world championships with a strong performance in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

  • Saturday, August 1, 2015

    Obama to unveil final power plant emissions limits Monday; mandate steeper cuts than expected

  • China's Vice Premier Liu Yandong, center, celebrates with Beijing Mayor and Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid President Wang Anshun, left, and Liu Peng, right, Minister of the General Administration of Sport of China, after Beijing was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, defeating Almaty in the final round of voting, at IOC meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, Pool)

    Having made Olympic history, Beijing faces challenges

    BEIJING (AP) — Having made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Beijing now faces a slew of challenges, from ensuring adequate snow in a bone-dry region to ramping up support for winter sports in a nation where few people ski or skate.

  • China's Vice Premier Liu Yandong, center, celebrates with Beijing Mayor and Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid President Wang Anshun, left, and Liu Peng, right, Minister of the General Administration of Sport of China after Beijing was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, defeating Almaty in the final round of voting, at IOC meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, Pool)

    Reaction to Beijing’s victory as 2022 Winter Olympic host

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Reaction Friday to the IOC’s decision to pick Beijing as host city of the 2022 Olympics by a vote of 44 votes to 40 over Almaty, Kazakhstan:

  • A woman reacts as she watches the Olympic vote in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Friday, July 31, 2015. Beijing has been selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic Committee on Friday. (AP Photo/ Pavel Mikheyev)

    Muted reaction in Almaty as Kazakh city’s Olympic bid fails

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Within minutes of the announcement that Almaty’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics had failed, it was almost as if it had never happened.

  • President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach opens the envelope announcing that Beijing has won the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 31, 2015. Almaty and Beijing competed for the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Watchdog groups quick to criticize IOC over Beijing in 2022

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Beijing bid delegation had no sooner finished their congratulatory hugs and handshakes after being awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics than criticism from human rights groups over the IOC’s decision began to pour in.

  • Participants celebrate following the announcement that Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics at a gathering outside the Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as the Birds Nest, in Beijing, Friday, July 31, 2015. Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. The sign reads "Warm celebration of the successful Winter Olympics bid." (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

    Beijing celebrates winning the 2022 Winter Olympics

    BEIJING (AP) — Lion dancers swayed and confetti canons erupted Friday as news came that Beijing would become the first city to host both the summer and winter Olympics.