• Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — If it’s confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to trace back its path and pinpoint the bulk of the wreck?

  • Chinese delegation, from left, Yao Ming, Li Nina, Yang Lan, Liu Peng, Yang Yang, Vice President of the China Olympics Council Yu Zaiqing, China Vice Premier Liu Yandong, Wang Anshun, Zhang Haidi, Li Lingwei, Hou Liang and Zhang Li attend the Beijing's bid presentation for the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July, 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Almaty, Beijing make final pitches ahead of ’22 Olympic vote

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The IOC selected a host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, with the winner to be announced later at an official ceremony.

    Updated: 3:08 am

  • Yao Ming, retired Chinese professional basketball player smiles during a press conference for Beijing 2022 Olympic bid in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th International Olympic Committee executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Chinese vice premier, Kazakh prime minister head delegations

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov will head the Almaty delegation and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong will lead the Beijing team in the final presentations to the IOC ahead of the vote for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July, 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th IOC executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place.(AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Thomas Bach: IOC must uphold ethical standards

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The International Olympic Committee needs to show it is serious about maintaining ethical credibility and staying free of corruption, IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday.

  • In this photo dated Wednesday, July 29, 2015, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator, have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a Boeing 777 wing, a U.S. official said. Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, is the only 777 known to be missing. (AP Photo/Lucas Marie)

    The Latest: Possible plane debris being sent to France

    PARIS (AP) — Here are the latest developments on the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly a year and a half ago (all times local):

  • In this photo dated Wednesday, July 29, 2015, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator, have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a Boeing 777 wing, a U.S. official said. Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, is the only 777 known to be missing. (AP Photo/Lucas Marie)

    US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Searchers are scouring the Reunion coastline in hopes of finding more debris that officials hope will unlock the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

    Updated: 3:21 am

  • From left to right, Chinese Vice Premier, head of the delegation of the Beijing 2022 Bid Committee, Liu Yandong, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, stand during the opening ceremony of IOC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,Thursday, July, 30, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th International Olympic Committee executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Beijing favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor.

  • In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, FIFA president Sepp Blatter after his election as President, left is greeted by UEFA President Michel Platini, right, at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland.  Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves." Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, wrote to member federations in Europe on Wednesday July 29, 2015 saying he will stand in the election and is counting on their support. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP, File)

    Asia football chief praises Platini as potential FIFA boss

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Michel Platini’s chances of becoming the new president of FIFA received a boost Thursday when the Asian Football Confederation chief praised him as “a unique candidate” and urged his member nations to unite behind a single candidate.

  • Jacquita Gomes, 53, checks her mobile phone at her office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, July 30, 2015.  Gomes is torn about whether to believe that plane debris found more than 16 months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the first concrete evidence that her husband is truly gone. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Relatives torn over possible 1st debris from missing MH370

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Jacquita Gomes is torn about whether to believe that plane debris found more than 16 months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the first concrete evidence that her husband is truly gone.

  • This July 6, 2015 photo shows a Wall Street sign near the New York Stock Exchange. Most major global markets rose Thursday, July 30, 2015, after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low, corporate earnings mostly did better than expected and investors awaited U.S. economic growth figures. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Asian stocks higher after Fed leaves rates unchanged

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower as investors respond to some disappointing results from U.S. companies.