• A currency trader stretches while working at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    US stocks move sharply higher after six-day slump

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses. The recovery brought a measure of relief to many investors, although experts warned that more volatility could be ahead.

  • A man holds a child near the logo for Citic Securities in Beijing on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Employees of state-owned Citic Securities Ltd, one of China's biggest securities firms and one current and one former employee of its market regulator are under investigation on suspicion of illegal stock trading, state media reported Wednesday, amid the collapse of a stock price boom.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China probing brokers, regulators for possible stock crimes

    BEIJING (AP) — Employees of one of China’s biggest securities firms and one current and one former employee of its market regulator are under investigation on suspicion of illegal stock trading, state media reported Wednesday, amid the collapse of a stock price boom.

  • Jamaica's Christine Day, second right, races alongside Kenya's Joyce Zakary, right, in round one of the women's 400m at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    2 Kenyan runners test positive for doping at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — Two Kenyan runners have tested positive for doping at the world championships and have been provisionally suspended.

  • In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening ceremony of the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing.  Despite growing anger among retail investors and a strong sense of economic decline, a major shakeup is unlikely, given the rigidity of the political system, the leadership’s need to exude calm and the idea that changes could be perceived as signs of weakness or error.  Having accumulated more power than any Chinese leader in 20 years, President Xi is expected to stay the course in hopes that the market will correct itself and the economy returns to an even keel.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

    China’s Xi staying the course despite sliding economy

    BEIJING (AP) — What does China’s leadership lose politically as a result of the country’s precipitous stock market decline? A bit of international swagger, but probably not much else — for now.

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    The Latest on TV shooting: Father of slain TV reporter says family numb after shooting deaths

  • A bank clerk counts renminbi banknotes in a bank branch in Huaibei in central China's Anhui province Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015.   Asian stocks rose Wednesday after a rocky start following Beijing's decision to cut a key interest rate to help stabilize gyrating financial markets and free up more funding to counter short liquidity. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

    Asian stocks post modest gains after China rate cut

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening sharply higher Wednesday after slumping for six straight days amid concern that growth in China was slowing more quickly than previously thought.

  • Fiji's Ratu Banuve Tabakaucoro, center, and Maldives' Hassan Saaid, left, and Sao Tome and Principe's João De Barros run in round one of the men’s 100m at the World Athletic Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    For Pacific athletes, getting to worlds is what matters most

    BEIJING (AP) — Sprinter Beouch Ngirchongor wakes up every morning at 5 a.m. to train for an hour before going to his job as a carpenter in the Northern Mariana Islands.

  • South Africa's Wayde Van Niekerk celebrates after winning the men’s 400m final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    The Latest: Bare foot Yemeni sets PB in 5,000 at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all times local):

  • This undated file photo released Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 on a social media site used by Islamic State militants, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows smoke from the detonation of the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra. The nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group’s campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria. Arabic at bottom reads, "The moment of detonation of the pagan Baalshamin temple in the city of Palmyra." (Islamic State social media account via AP, File)

    In Islamic State war, like others, heritage always a target

    CAIRO (AP) — A nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group’s campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.

  • China struggles to keep economy on track to ‘new normal’

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s slump is shaking the world economy, turning a country long seen as a growth engine into a possible threat.