• Trump, fond of executive orders, awaits more fancy pens

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It didn’t take long for President Donald Trump to start running out of the custom-made Cross pens he uses to sign executive orders.

  • 7 Hong Kong police get 2 years’ prison in activist’s beating

    HONG KONG (AP) — Seven Hong Kong police officers were sentenced Friday to two years in prison for assaulting a pro-democracy activist at the height of 2014 protests, in an attack that was caught on film by TV news cameras.

  • 7 Hong Kong police get 2 years’ prison in activist’s beating

    HONG KONG (AP) — Seven Hong Kong police officers have been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting a pro-democracy activist at the height of 2014 protests.

  • Mystery deepens, questions build in N.Korea princeling death

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — What do we really know about the sudden death of an exiled North Korean princeling? Aside from heated media speculation and an instant “it’s-gotta-be-Pyongyang” reaction from Seoul’s spy agency, not much.

  • Harsh Mongolian winter risks livelihoods of herder families

    BEIJING (AP) — Exceptionally cold weather in Mongolia is putting the livelihoods of more than 150,000 nomadic herders and family members at risk, just one year after another extreme winter killed more than 1 million animals, the Red Cross said Thursday, as it launched an emergency appeal.

  • Asian Winter Games offer athletes ideal prep for Olympics

    SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — With the Winter Olympics just a year and a short distance away, the Asian Winter Games will be the ideal stage for the continent’s leading winter athletes to fine tune for Pyeongchang 2018.

  • China makes deadly opioid carfentanil a controlled substance

    SHANGHAI (AP) — So deadly it’s considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in China— until now. Beijing is banning carfentanil and three similar drugs as of March 1, China’s Ministry of Public Security said Thursday, closing a major regulatory loophole in the fight to end America’s opioid epidemic.

  • Bruce Chen comes out of retirement to pitch for China in WBC

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Nearly two years after he retired from baseball, left-hander Bruce Chen is getting ready to pitch for China in the World Baseball Classic.

  • Whitecaps acquire Montero on loan from Tianjin Teda

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Whitecaps have acquired Fredy Montero on loan from Tianjin Teda of the Chinese Super League.

  • More questions than answers in assassination of North Korean

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It looks like a perfectly staged assassination, straight out of the pages of a spy novel: Kim Jong Nam, the estranged, exiled half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, falls ill at a Malaysian airport, complains of being sprayed with some sort of chemical, and drops dead.