• This July 6, 2015, file photo, shows "Wall Street" carved into the side of a building in New York's financial district. World stocks rose Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, after a Chinese manufacturing index improved and buying appetite strengthened after substantial falls in stock prices in the past quarter. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Chinese manufacturing figures shore up global markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks started a new month lower a day after the market wrapped up its worst quarter in four years. Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other oil producers bucked the trend early Thursday, following crude oil higher.

  • In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 file photo, Serena Williams can't catch up with a drop shot from Roberta Vinci, of Italy, during a semifinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Williams announced on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015  that she is withdrawing from the season-ending WTA Finals and the China Open to take time to heal after playing through injuries all year. Williams, who was two wins from completing a calendar-year Grand Slam at the U.S. Open, says she is "taking a proactive step and withdrawing from tournaments in Beijing and Singapore to properly address my health and take the time to heal."(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    Serena Williams withdraws from WTA Finals and China Open

    BEIJING (AP) — The 2015 season is over for Serena Williams.

  • Vinci beats Pliskova to reach semifinals of Wuhan Open

    WUHAN, China (AP) — Venus Williams advanced to the semifinals of the Wuhan Open by beating Johanna Konta of Britain 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 Thursday.

  • Jin early leader at Asia-Pacific Amateur with 8-under 62

    HONG KONG (AP) — Jin Cheng had four birdies and an eagle in a five-hole span on the way to a tournament-record 8-under 62 Thursday and a two-stroke lead after the weather-affected opening day of the Asia-Pacific Amateur.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, speaks next to Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a news conference at the U.N., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Europe, US split over form of Syria talks

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nine nations or five? In speeches at this year’s U.N. gathering of world leaders, major powers are increasing calls for multilateral negotiations to end the war in Syria. But Europe and the United States are split on who should be at the table.

  • In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 file photo, a pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks are rising in early trading Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015,  following big gains in Asia and Europe as major indexes head toward their worst quarterly close in four years. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)

    US stocks rise sharply following big gains in Europe, Asia

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose across the board Wednesday following big gains in Asia and Europe, a buoyant end to the worst quarter for the market in four years.

  • Jiri Vesely through to Shenzhen Open quarterfinals

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Sixth-seeded Jiri Vesely advanced to the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open by beating Zhizhen Zhang of China 6-2, 6-3 Wednesday.

  • A view of a residential building partially collapsed by what police are describing as explosive devices delivered in mail packages in Liucheng county in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Wednesday Sept. 30, 2015. A 33-year-old local resident was identified as a suspect after a series of explosions targeting public buildings in a small city in southern China killed several people and injured dozens on Wednesday, officials and state media said.(Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

    Explosions kill 6, injure dozens in southern China city

    BEIJING (AP) — An explosion damaged a six-story building Thursday in southern China, less than a day after more than a dozen blasts triggered by explosive devices delivered in mail packages killed at least seven people and injured over 50 in the same county in southern China, officials and state media said.

  • In this June 2, 2015 photo, Yolanda Alvarez Antunez holds up an image of her husband, Luis Alberto Ramirez Castillo, in Iguala, Mexico. Her husband was 54 years old when he was kidnapped by armed men outside of his home on Jan. 10, 2013. While trying to pay for the ransom, Yolanda herself was taken by the kidnappers and had to pay extra to be freed. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

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