• President Barack Obama meets with agriculture and business leaders, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, Agriculture Department in Washington. An ambitious trade pact involving the U.S. and 11 other nations is a major victory for President Barack Obama but has the potential to create a rift among Democrats and cause friction with a key base of their political support, the nation's labor unions. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Trade agreement could cause rift in political camps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations over the complex trade deal took more than five years. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama began what may be a similarly difficult task — selling the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress and the American public.

  • This May 11, 2007, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign near the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Japan led world stock markets higher Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, on hopes for new stimulus from its central bank while investors were also buoyed by the prospect that the Federal Reserve will wait until next year to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Asia stocks rise on hopes for Japan stimulus, Fed hike delay

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are getting off to a slow start a day after a big rally.

  • In this Sept. 29, 2015, photo, Jason Robins, center, CEO of DraftKings website, speaks on a panel at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. His company’s rising visibility is spawning debate among the casino industry and regulators about the definition of gambling and whether all sports betting should be legalized and regulated. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    As daily fantasy eschews ‘gambling’ label, scrutiny grows

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stock market traders and chess players — that’s who’s playing DraftKings, according to CEO Jason Robins, who told a crowd of casino executives last week in Las Vegas that fewer than 15 percent of the players on his site make wagers in traditional sports books.

  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks about the agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries reached a contentious trade pact that cuts trade barriers, sets labor and environmental standards and protects the intellectual property of multinational corporations. Now each country must sell the deal to skeptical lawmakers.

  • Group asks NM Supreme Court to weigh in PNM case

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists asked the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday to disqualify all but one member of a powerful state regulatory board in a case that will determine the fate of a coal-fired power plant that serves customers throughout the Southwest.

  • Stock traders work at the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 in New York. World stocks rose Monday after weak U.S. jobs data prompted expectations the Federal Reserve might postpone an interest rate hike. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    US stocks open higher; energy, GE are among early gainers

    HONG KONG (AP) — Japan led Asian stocks higher Tuesday on hopes for new stimulus from its central bank while investors were also buoyed by the prospect that the Federal Reserve will wait until next year to raise interest rates.

  • Supreme Court rejects San Jose appeal over Athletics’ move

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from San Jose in the northern California city’s bid to lure baseball’s Athletics from Oakland.

  • UNM provost calls scorecard of students’ salaries unfair

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A top University of New Mexico official says a federal scorecard that says the school’s graduates earn thousands of dollars less than their peers from other colleges is unfair.

  • Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho picks up his ballot to vote in Portugal's general elections Sunday, Oct. 4 2015, in Massama, outside Lisbon. The last polls ahead of Sunday's election showed the center-right ruling coalition roughly level  with the center-left Socialist Party, the main opposition. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

    Exit poll: Portugal government likely re-elected

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s center-right coalition government earned another four-year term Sunday, winning a general election behind an improving economy that weathered the austerity measures contested across Europe, but falling short of a crucial outright majority in Parliament.

  • Firefighters work at the at the scene of an explosion at a three-story building in the Borough Park neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro says the explosion apparently happened after a stove was disconnected. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    New York City explosion kills 1, hurts 3; gas leak suspected

    NEW YORK (AP) — Debris is being removed from a Brooklyn building where an apparent gas explosion killed a woman and injured three others.