• United States team captain Jay Haas, left, talks with his team player Phil Mickelson during a practice round ahead of the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Presidents Cup debate still strong on number of matches

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The battle at the Presidents Cup began Tuesday even before the first match.

  • This May 11, 2007, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign near the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Japan led world stock markets higher Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, on hopes for new stimulus from its central bank while investors were also buoyed by the prospect that the Federal Reserve will wait until next year to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Asia stocks rise on hopes for Japan stimulus, Fed hike delay

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are getting off to a slow start a day after a big rally.

  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks about the agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries reached a contentious trade pact that cuts trade barriers, sets labor and environmental standards and protects the intellectual property of multinational corporations. Now each country must sell the deal to skeptical lawmakers.

  • Nishikori rallies to foil Coric in Japan Open

    TOKYO (AP) — Defending champion Kei Nishikori, of Japan, was given a real scare by teen ace Borna Coric, of Croatia, on Monday, before sealing a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 comeback win in the first round of the Rakuten Japan Open.

  • Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, center, talks with medical staff before retiring from her first round match against Andrea Petkovic of Germany at the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Bouchard retires from opening match at China Open

    BEIJING (AP) — A teary-eyed Eugenie Bouchard retired from her opening match against Andrea Petkovic at the China Open due to dizziness on Monday, her first match since falling at the U.S. Open last month and suffering a concussion.

  • Tomas Berdych wins his 1st ATP Tour title of season

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Top-seeded Tomas Berdych won his 11th ATP Tour title by defeating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 7-6 (7) Monday in the Shenzhen Open final.

  • In this Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 photo, Chinese butler school graduate Zhang Dejing, right, adjusts her cuffs while preparing for a day of butler duties at a conference with fellow graduates Ma Xueling, left, and Duan Xiangyin, center, in their hotel room in Beijing. A butler is a new must-have for some of China’s super-rich. Prompted by the popularity in China of the British TV series ‘Downtown Abbey’ and a fondness for anything that looks expensive and feels European, some of China’s very wealthy want a uniformed employee with white gloves, impeccably trained, who can anticipate your every need at home. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

    White-gloved butlers a new must-have for China’s super-rich

    BEIJING (AP) — Soup spoon, salad fork … Zhang Zhejing struggled to remember how to lay out the cutlery on either side of the plate. She also forgot to put the water glass next to the wine glass — a crucial mistake that would not go unnoticed by her two examiners.

  • Jan Andersson, Juleen Zierath and Hans Forssberg, members of the Karolinska Institute Nobel committee, talk to media at a press conference in Stockholm, Monday Oct. 5, 2015.  The Nobel judges awarded the prize to Irish-born William Campbell, Satoshi Omura of Japan and Tu Youyou of China,  the first ever medicine laureate from China. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)  SWEDEN OUT

    Campbell, Omura, Tu win Nobel medicine prize

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as “heroes in the truest sense of the word” for saving millions of lives with the creation of the world’s leading malaria-fighting drug and another that has nearly wiped out two devastating tropical diseases.

  • A man donates money at a tent of the Afghanistan 3rd Trend, a civil organization to help displaced people from Kunduz, as its staff members work in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Mohammad Omer Safi, the sacked former governor of Kunduz, whose capital city was seized by the Taliban last week, said Monday that he repeatedly warned the government that Kunduz was vulnerable to attack and that his appeals to beef up protection fell on deaf ears, deepening concerns that the Afghan leadership failed to act until it was too late. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghan city of Kunduz mostly quiet, residents venturing out

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Criticism grew that the Afghan government ignored warnings that Taliban insurgents were threatening to overrun the city of Kunduz last week, with one top official acknowledging the failures Monday and the former local governor saying he had repeatedly appealed to Kabul to beef up security.

  • In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, protesters holding yellow umbrellas gather to observe a moment of silence to mark the first anniversary of "Umbrella Movement" outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong. A year ago, Hong Kong's famously busy streets were shut down by pro-democracy activists who occupied them for 79 days in what became known as the "Umbrella Movement." The protests were led by students and other activists who took to the streets to voice their opposition against Beijing's plan to restrict elections for top leader of the semiautonomous Chinese city. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    Umbrellas captured attention in Asia last week, with protesters in Hong Kong marking the one-year anniversary of the pro-democracy “umbrella movement” that shut down parts of the bustling city for weeks last year. The moniker caught on after protesters used umbrellas to fend off pepper spray used by riot police.