• Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, arrives at Wattay Airport for the ASEAN Regional Forum meeting in Vientiane, Laos, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    ASEAN split on how to deal with China in South China Sea row

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia’s main grouping made a last-ditch attempt to reach a consensus on countering China’s territorial expansion in the South China Sea, but their deadlock appeared far from being resolved as minutes ticked by before a critical meeting with the Chinese foreign minister Monday.

  • In this July 14, 2016 file photo, a woman walks past a billboard featuring an image of an island in South China Sea on display with Chinese words that read: "South China Sea, our beautiful motherland, we won't let go an inch" in Weifang in east China's Shandong province. An international arbitration panel’s decision on the contested waters of the South China Sea so far is fueling regional tensions rather than tamping them down. In the ensuing 11 days, China has responded to the sweeping victory for the Philippines by flexing its military might. The Philippines faces pressure both at home and abroad not to cede an inch to China after the July 12 decision by a tribunal at The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

    ASEAN split on how to deal with China in South China Sea row

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia’s main grouping opened a meeting of their foreign ministers Sunday, deeply divided on how to deal with China’s territorial expansion in the South China Sea that has impacted some of its members and whipped up an increasing diplomatic quagmire.

  • Authorities in China say at least 112 dead, 91 missing from this week’s torrential rains

    BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in China say at least 112 dead, 91 missing from this week’s torrential rains.

  • In this Thursday, July 21, 2016, photo, rescuers use a raft to transport people along a flooded street in Shenyang in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. Dozens of people have been killed and dozens more are missing across China after a round of torrential rains swept through the country earlier this week, flooding streams, triggering landslides and destroying houses. (Chinatopix Via AP)

    Fresh floods kill at least 25 across China, scores missing

    BEIJING (AP) — Torrential rains that have swept through China have killed at least 154 people and left 124 missing, officials said Saturday, with most of the casualties reported from a northern province where villagers complained about lack of warning before a deadly flash flood.

  • IOC strips doping weightlifter of 2008 Olympic silver medal

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has disqualified a silver medal-winning Turkish weightlifter from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for doping with an anabolic steroid.

  • In this Aug. 8, 2008 file photo fireworks explode during the opening ceremony in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The IOC said Friday July 22, 2016, that 45 more athletes — including 23 medalists — have been caught for doping in retesting of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. The new cases bring to 98 the number of athletes who have failed tests so far in the reanalysis of their stored samples form the Beijing and London Games. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, file)

    IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, ’12 samples

    LONDON (AP) — Forty-five more athletes, including 31 medalists, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Summer Olympics, the IOC said Friday.

  • From left to right; Australia's Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester, Malaysia's Minister of Transport Liow Tiong Lai, and China's Minister of Transport Yang Chuantang speaks on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 during a join press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, July 22, 2016. Malaysia, Australia and China have agreed to suspend the search for Flight 370 once the current area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Search for Flight 370 will be suspended, possibly forever

    PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — The more than two-year-long hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, the three countries conducting the operation announced Friday, possibly ending all hopes of solving aviation’s greatest mystery.

  • In this Sunday, June 26, 2016 photo, church-goers at the Norwich Chinese Christian Church in Norwich, Conn., participate in a potluck dinner following a Sunday service at the church. A Chinese immigrant community has been growing for more than a decade in Connecticut around two of the nation’s largest casinos. Many have been drawn by good-paying jobs and a quieter life. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Fortune, friction and decline as casino ‘Chinatown’ matures

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But in the quiet neighborhoods around two of the nation’s largest casinos, a sort of suburban Chinatown has been growing for over a decade.

  • In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016 photo, copies of "China's Godfather Xi Jinping" and other so-called banned books are on display at an annual book fair in Hong Kong. Hong Kong publishers unveiled their latest titles on sensitive Chinese topics at a major book fair this week even as many in the industry despaired over the chilling effect from the recent case of five missing booksellers. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong booksellers braving China chill for publishers

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong publishers’ latest works on sensitive Chinese topics were displayed at a book fair this week, despite the chill persisting from recent detentions of five local booksellers.

  • Defending champ Seong reaches US Girls’ Junior quarters

    PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Defending champion Eun Jeong Seong of South Korea won two matches Thursday at Ridgewood Country Club to advance to the U.S. Girls’ Junior quarterfinals.