• In this July 6, 2015 photo, American flags fly at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street.   Another hint from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi that the bank is poised to pull the trigger on another stimulus package helped shore up European stock markets on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    World stocks drift as Fed-fueled rally fades

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big gains by retailers are lifting the stock market in early trading.

  • Washington forward Marquese Chriss shoots bove Mount St. Mary's guard Charles Glover (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Chriss leads Washington to 100-67 rout of Mount St. Mary’s

    SEATTLE (AP) — Marquese Chriss scored 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Andrew Andrews added 20 points, and Washington followed up on its season-opening victory in China with a 100-67 win over Mount St. Mary’s on Thursday night in the Huskies home opener.

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business and Investment Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    The Latest: SE Asia aims to be 4th largest market globally

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Ten Southeast Asian heads of state and nine world leaders, including President Barack Obama, are meeting in Malaysia to discuss trade and economic issues. Terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea are also on the agenda. (All times local):

  • U.S. President Barack Obama arrives for a town hall event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. President Obama is in Malaysia where he will join leaders from Southeast Asia to discuss trade and economic issues, and terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Economic union, sea row and terrorism top SE Asia summit

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s leader on Saturday denounced the Islamic State as an “evil” terrorist group, saying his Muslim-majority country is ready to join others to defeat it while cautioning that a military solution alone was not enough.

  • This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks edged mostly lower in midday trading Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, as traders weighed a mix of company earnings news. Health care stocks were among the biggest decliners after UnitedHealth Group cut its earnings forecast. Payments company Square soared in its market debut. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Asian stocks pause as Fed-fueled rally fades

    HONG KONG (AP) — A rally in Asian stock markets paused Friday as enthusiasm faded over the Federal Reserve’s hint that interest rate increases will be gradual.

  • South Korea's designated hitter Lee Dae-ho hits a two-run single against Japan during the ninth inning of their semifinal game at the Premier12 world baseball tournament at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. South Korea beat Japan 4-3 and advance to the final. At right is Japan's catcher Motohiro Shima. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

    South Korea beats Japan 4-3 to reach final of Premier 12

    TOKYO (AP) — South Korea rallied with four runs in the ninth inning to beat Japan 4-3 and advance to the Premier12 baseball final on Thursday.

  • Leaders wave as they pose for a group family photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila, Philippines,  Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Pictured from top left, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , South Korea President Park Geun-hye, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, front row from left, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Philippines President Benigno Aquino III.   (Ezra Acayanu/Pool Photo via AP)

    Australia leader defends port leasing to Chinese company

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister has defended the leasing of a strategically important port to a Chinese company, saying the military could seize control in a crisis.

  • In this Dec. 18, 2013, file photo, Canadian cross-country skier Beckie Scott and her husband Justin Wadsworth, left, make a toast in their hotel in Ramsau, Austria, after learning that her silver medal from the Salt Lake City Olympic games in the 5 kilometers competition was to be elevated to a gold after a decision by a court of arbitration. Scott originally won bronze but due to doping Olga Danilova (gold) and Larissa Lazutina (silver), both of Russia, lost their medals. On Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, members of the WADA Foundation board approved a recommendation from an independent commission that detailed widespread rule-breaking in Russia's track and anti-doping programs. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, File)

    Athletes want probe to go beyond Russian track team

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Cleaning up the corrupt anti-doping system in Russia matters because of these stories:

  • Police form a barricade as they attempt to stop protesters marching towards the venue hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila, Philippines Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.  Leaders from 21 countries and self-governing territories are gathering in Manila for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. The meeting's official agenda is focused on trade, business and economic issues but terrorism, South China Sea disputes and climate change are also set to be in focus. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

    APEC leaders: Urgent need to cooperate against terrorism

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asia-Pacific leaders called Thursday for increased international cooperation in the fight against terrorism as they held annual talks overshadowed by the Paris attacks.