• Asian stocks mostly higher as investors await US data

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as investors waited for U.S. jobs data to assess when the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates that have been at a record low.

  • At least 19 killed, 250 rescued after trains derail in India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Two passenger trains derailed over a bridge in central India while crossing a track that was flooded by heavy monsoon rains, killing at least 24 people, officials said Wednesday. More than 300 people have been rescued.

    Updated: 10:54 pm

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2015

    Debate, early stages of campaign show power of Fox News as gatekeeper

  • Los Angeles Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos signs autographs after his first training with the MLS soccer team in Carson, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. After four years of courting dos Santos, the Galaxy signed the highest-profile Mexican star in their history to a designated player contract, paying a reported $7 million transfer fee. He will make his Major League Soccer debut on Sunday against the Seattle Sounders FC. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Fans, media line up for dos Santos at Galaxy practice

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Some 50 fans, many wearing Giovani dos Santos’ Mexican national team jersey, gathered to see the 26-year old before and after his second practice with the Galaxy on Tuesday.

  • Detroit Lions linebackers DeAndre Levy, from left, Stephen Tulloch and Tahir Whitehead lineup during NFL football training camp in Allen Park, Mich., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Lions continue negotiating with Levy to keep him beyond 2015

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — DeAndre Levy’s career-best production last season has the Detroit Lions hoping to come to an agreement that would keep him with the team beyond 2015.

  • In this undated handout microscopy photo provided by NOAA Fisheries, the algae pseudo-nitzchia, which produces the toxic domoic acid, is seen from an algae bloom sample that the NOAA ship Bell M. Shimada collected during its survey this summer on the West Coast. One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is much denser, more widespread and may go extend deeper than initially thought, say scientists who surveyed the event aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. (NOAA Fisheries via AP)

    Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

    SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel.

    Updated: 9:22 pm

  • NFL union releases Brady testimony in “Deflategate”

    NEW YORK (AP) — The public now has more information to decide whether New England quarterback Tom Brady was truthful about deflated footballs.

  • In this July 25, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The 17 Republican presidential candidates made a total of 273 separate appearances on Fox News in May, June and July, according a count by Media Matters for America. Six candidates, Trump, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul and Rick Perry, have appeared 20 times or more each on Fox or Fox Business Channel in that period, according to the network. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    Debate illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon — but first there’s the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week’s first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of Fox News Channel on the GOP selection process is stronger than ever.

    Updated: 6:59 pm

  • In this April 22, 2014 file photo, a man uses his phone near an Apple store in Beijing. Apple Inc., the world's most valuable public company, saw its stock price drop for a fifth straight day on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, as investors fretted over China's economy and whether Apple can keep growing at the pace it's maintained over the last few quarters. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    Apple slump deepens on iPhone, China concerns

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is slumping as the usually high-flying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations.

    Updated: 4:20 pm

  • EU regulators clear Pfizer’s purchase of Hospira

    NEW YORK (AP) — European Union regulators on Tuesday approved Pfizer’s $15.23 billion purchase of injectable drug and infusion device maker Hospira.