• US beats Algeria to sit 2nd at women’s volleyball World Cup

    MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) — The United States moved into the second place at the women’s volleyball World Cup by overwhelming Algeria 25-7, 25-2, 25-5 Thursday to keep within a point of leader Russia after five matches.

  • Andrew Silverman, left, and a fellow trader work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. U.S. stocks closed sharply higher after China's main stock index logged its biggest gain in eight weeks.  The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 369.26 points, or 2. 3 percent, to 16,654.77. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    US stocks rise after Chinese market surges

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data lifted investors’ spirits following days of stomach-churning turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off in China.

  • Russia to launch Moscow-Beijing rally to rival Dakar

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s state-owned gas company Gazprom has thrown its weight behind a rival to the renowned Dakar Rally as Russia flexes its muscles in the world of motorsport.

  • Sinkhole in China swallows 5 people

    BEIJING (AP) — A sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city swallowed five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security video and shared widely on Chinese social media.

  • China jails 45 on terror-related charges in Xinjiang region

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese courts in the restive, western region of Xinjiang have jailed 45 people on terrorism-related charges, including 18 convicted of organizing illegal border crossings, state-run media reported Thursday.

  • A Chinese investor walks past a display of the Shanghai Composite Index at a brokerage in Beijing on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. China's key stock market index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as markets across Asia rose following Wall Street's rebound, giving investors some relief after gut-wrenching global losses. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Chinese stock index jumps 5.3 percent as Asian stocks rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher after China’s main stock index logged its biggest gain in eight weeks. A report also showed that the U.S. economy expanded at a much faster pace than previously estimated.

  • In this Aug. 13, 2015 photo, a shattered window frames the site of an explosion at a port warehouse in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality. Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 government officials and company executives over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 139 people in the country's worst industrial disaster in recent years.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan. File)

    China detains 11 over deadly warehouse explosion

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 government officials and company executives over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 145 people in the country’s worst industrial disaster in recent years.

  • Jamaica's Usain Bolt is tracked by photographers and a cameraman on a segway as he celebrates after winning the men's 200m final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.   (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Dibaba on track for double at worlds, seeking world record

    BEIJING (AP) — Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match.

  • Lewisberry, Pa.'s Adam Cramer reacts after striking out Pearland, Texas' Jarrett Tadlock during the third inning of a U.S. double-elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. Lewisberry won 3-0. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Japan in LLWS International title game with 2 big comebacks

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The closest thing to a home team at the Little League World Series is headed for the final of the U.S. bracket. And Lewisberry can expect a full house when it goes for the title.

  • Japan's Kabu Kikuchi delivers during the first inning of an International pool play baseball game against Venezuela at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Japan beats Venezuela, reaches LLWS bracket title game

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Tokyo got down to its final strike before tying it in the bottom of the sixth inning with a single, then rallied again to overcame a two-run deficit in the eighth for a 5-4 victory over Venezuela on Wednesday and a berth in the International bracket title game at the Little League World Series.