• Phil Mickelson, center, bumps fists with fans as he walks to the ninth ole during the final round of play at The Barclays golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Edison, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Mickelson needing big week for chance at 21st straight team

    NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Phil Mickelson only realized a few days ago his proud streak of qualifying for 20 consecutive teams was over.

  • LaShawn Merritt from USA reacts after winning the men's 400m race during the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting in the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, Sept.3, 2015. (Jean-Christophe Bott /Keystone via AP)

    Merritt beats world champ Van Niekerk to win Weltklasse 400

    ZURICH (AP) — LaShawn Merritt edged a thrilling finish in the 400 meters at the Weltklasse Zurich on Thursday, earning partial revenge for losing to Wayde van Niekerk at the world championships last month.

  • Peggy Fucci, CEO of OneWorld Properties, holds brochures written in Chinese for the Paramount Miami Worldcenter, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A nearly 40 percent plunge in the Shanghai stock market since mid-June has sent Chinese investors looking for safer investments. Some are focusing on U.S. real estate, including the condos Fucci’s real estate brokerage sells in Miami. She’s sold six condos to Chinese buyers in the past month, twice the number she’s typically sold. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    US small businesses feel mixed impact from China’s economy

    NEW YORK (AP) — China’s economic problems have been a windfall for some U.S. small businesses — and pose a threat to others.

  • South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon pauses to answer questions during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Chung accused the Asian Football Confederation of breaking rules by lobbying for rival candidate Michel Platini in the upcoming FIFA presidential election. Chung said that the AFC has been sending letters to officials of member federations urging them to vote for the Frenchman on Feb. 26. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Chung says AFC broke election rules ahead of FIFA vote

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean billionaire Chung Mong-joon has accused the Asian Football Confederation of breaking FIFA election and ethics rules by lobbying for rival candidate Michel Platini in the presidential contest.

  • This Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street address carved in the side of a building, in New York. World stocks rose Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, as a holiday in China gave investors a break from its torrid markets and the European Central Bank was expected to confirm its willingness to provide more stimulus to the eurozone, if needed. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Global stocks gain; Europe’s central bank promises support

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved slightly higher Thursday as markets calmed after a recent bout of turmoil. Investors were encouraged by comments from European Central Bank policymakers, who said they were willing to provide more stimulus to the region’s economy, if needed.

    Updated: 2:32 pm

  • A man is silhouetted as he monitors the trading boards at a brokerage firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street rebounded from a sharp sell-off and as a holiday in China gave investors a break from its torrid markets. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    World stocks gain amid China holiday, eyes on ECB

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving steadily higher in the U.S. and Europe as markets regain their footing after a turbulent few weeks.

  • This image released by the Royal Thai Police on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, shows Emrah Davutoglu from Turkey, who police said faces "charges of conspiracy to possess unauthorized war materials". Thai police have issued an arrest warrant for a Turkish man who is the husband of a Thai suspect already being sought for possible links to Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine bombing. (Royal Thai Police via AP)

    Turkey skeptical Bangkok bomb suspects are Turks

    BANGKOK (AP) — Turkey expressed skepticism Thursday over reports that its nationals were involved in the Aug. 17 bombing of a Bangkok landmark that killed 20 people, saying it had not received any official notification from Thailand.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a screen as Type 99A2 Chinese battle tanks take part in a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China shows rising power in parade marking WWII defeat

    BEIJING (AP) — With fighter jets roaring overhead, China’s leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000 troops in a bid to show that his country poses no expansionist threat.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping stands in a car to review the army during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. The spectacle involved more than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military hardware and 200 aircraft of various types, representing what military officials say is the Chinese military's most cutting-edge technology. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China pledges to cut 300,000 troops from its massive army

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged to cut China’s 2.3 million-member People’s Liberation Army by 300,000 troops, amid rising manpower costs and technological capabilities that reduce the need for large numbers of personnel.

  • Chinese female military personnel march during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate, in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. The spectacle involved more than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military hardware and 200 aircraft of various types, representing what military officials say is the Chinese military's most cutting-edge technology. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s leader presided over a parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might Thursday as fighter jets roared overhead, but pledged a 300,000 reduction in troops in a bid to show his country poses no expansionist threat.