• This Monday, July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, as the market comes off its best week since early March. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    US stock indexes slip as consumer goods makers fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower Tuesday morning. Consumer goods companies are falling despite a report that showed spending by consumers jumped last month by the largest amount in six years. Major U.S. indexes are wrapping up a strong month that has brought them near their highest levels of 2016.

  • A man watches a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missiles at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that tempers somewhat recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland. The letters read on top left, "North Korean missile launch likely failed." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, the fourth in a series of high-profile failures that somewhat temper recent worries that the North is pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America’s mainland.

  • Pakistan’s prime minister undergoes successful heart surgery

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The brother of Pakistan’s prime minister says he has undergone a successful open heart surgery at a London hospital.

  • In this Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, photo, a Yihaodian delivery man, at right, delivers his goods to a customer, Ms. Huang, in Shanghai. “I seldom go to the shopping mall or supermarket. Mainly online,” said Huang. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Wal-Mart steps up online efforts in China as a key to future

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Wal-Mart’s tiny warehouse in eastern Shanghai doesn’t look like much. But it’s a key part of the company’s strategy to win over grocery customers in China who are fast heading online.

  • In this Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, photo, shoppers visit a Sam's Club in Shenzhen, China. Wal-Mart has 800 of the members-only stores worldwide, and four of the top 10 are in China. The No. 1 Sam’s Club is in Shenzhen, a status it’s enjoyed since 2008. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club: A bright spot in China

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club took a gamble in China almost two years ago. It changed the way it sells meat and fish, putting them in packages instead of letting Chinese shoppers physically inspect cuts of meat or live fish in tanks the way they’re used to.

  • This is a  Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016  file photo of health workers as they get ready to spray insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus under the bleachers of the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro,  which will be used for the Archery competition in the 2016 summer games. With the opening ceremony just over two months away, Olympic leaders have plenty of challenges to discuss this week when they meet for the last time before gathering in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of South America’s first games. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

    Rio problems, doping issues, refugee athletes on IOC agenda

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro just over two months away, Olympic leaders have plenty of troubling issues to deal with this week.

  • In this May 18, 2016, photo,  a transgender equal rights supporter who goes by the name of "Mr. C" pauses during an interview in Beijing. The 28-year-old transgender man, who keeps his real name secret to protect his parents’ privacy, has become the public face of the fight for job equality in China, where sexual and gender minorities are only beginning to emerge from virtual invisibility. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Chinese transgender man fights for job equality

    BEIJING (AP) — A 28-year-old transgender man who goes by the name of “Mr. C” has become the public face of the fight for job equality in China, where sexual and gender minorities are only beginning to emerge from virtual invisibility.

  • In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, photo, a worker prepares cooked ducks for sale at a Wal-Mart in Shenzhen, in southern China's Guangdong province. If Arkansas-based Wal-Mart wants to win over foreign consumers, it has to shed some of its American ways, and cater to very different customs and conventions. China is the ultimate prize. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Wal-Mart seeks overseas success by going native in China

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Zhong Guoyan sifted through piles of fish at a Wal-Mart in Shenzhen, one of China’s largest cities. She studied the fins, to make sure they were bright red and firm. She peered at the eyeballs — were they bulging?

    Updated: 8:30 am

  • In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, photo, a worker prepares cooked ducks for sale at a Wal-Mart in Shenzhen, in southern China's Guangdong province. If Arkansas-based Wal-Mart wants to win over foreign consumers, it has to shed some of its American ways, and cater to very different customs and conventions. China is the ultimate prize. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Wal-Mart needs to grow overseas, and China’s the big prize

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Zhong Guoyan sifted through piles of fish at a Wal-Mart in Shenzhen, one of China’s largest cities. She studied the fins, to make sure they were bright red and firm. She peered at the eyeballs — were they bulging?

    Updated: 6:30 am

  • CORRECTS TO MALAYSIAN MILITARY PERSONNEL Malaysian military personnel carry a coffin during a repatriation ceremony for Australian soldiers at Subang military air base in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. The Australian soldiers, many who were casualties during the Vietnam War, were buried in Malaysia along with some dependents.  (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    After decades, 32 Australians’ remains return from Malaysia

    SUBANG AIR BASE, Malaysia (AP) — The bodies of 32 Australian service personnel and their dependents, many of them killed during the Vietnam War, were handed over by Malaysian soldiers to their Australian counterparts Tuesday. Australian officials say it’s among the biggest single repatriations in the nation’s history.

    Updated: 3:46 am