• In this file photo dated Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, Ireland's Steven Donnelly, fights Algeria's Zohir Kedache during a men's welterweight 69-kg boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has sanctioned three boxers Wednesday Sept. 28, 2016, including Donnelly, issuing "severe reprimands" for violating the rules that prohibit betting on fights at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. None of the boxers won medals and the IOC says "there was no intent to manipulate any event." (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, FILE)

    IOC sanctions 3 boxers for betting on fights at Rio Olympics

    LONDON (AP) — Three Olympic boxers — including one who bet on himself to lose — received “severe reprimands” on Wednesday for betting on fights during last month’s Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, trader Leon Montana works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock markets opened slightly higher Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, as energy companies are rising with the price of oil. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks give up an early gain and turn lower at midday

    HONG KONG (AP) — Energy companies led a rally in Asian stock markets Thursday as investors welcomed news that OPEC nations planned to cut oil production for the first time in eight years in an effort to reduce a global glut.