• Workers secure a fence at Olympic Park as they make preparations for the upcoming Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    4 Russians among 11 positives from London 2012 retests

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Eleven weightlifters, including three Russian medalists, have tested positive for banned drugs in the latest retests of samples from the 2012 London Olympics, the International Weightlifting Federation said Wednesday.

    Updated: 12:53 pm

  • This image released by The Shakespeare’s Globe shows Phoebe Pryce, left, and Jonathan Pryce during a performance of "The Merchant of Venice." Fresh off two seasons on “Game of Thrones” as High Sparrow, Tony Award-winner Jonathan Pryce is now on an international tour as Shylock in a Shakespeare’s Globe production of “The Merchant of Venice” that co-stars his daughter, Phoebe.  (Manuel Harlan/The Shakespeare’s Globe via AP)

    Jonathan Pryce makes ‘Merchant of Venice’ a family affair

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Pryce is no stranger to William Shakespeare, but one play he has refused to do is “The Merchant of Venice” — until now.

  • FILE- In this July 26, 2016, file photo, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, attends the 23rd ASEAN regional retreat meeting in Vientiane, Laos. Despite the Philippines taking on China in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea and winning big, other Southeast Asian nations with similar disputes who attended this week's meetings are apparently backing down from Beijing. (AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Analysis: China emerges more muscular after ASEAN meetings

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Daring to take on China in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea, the Philippines went to an international tribunal for justice, and won big. But it turned out to be a pyrrhic victory.

  • China sends Hong Kong journalists to up to 5 years in prison

    BEIJING (AP) — A southern Chinese court has sentenced four people, including at least two Hong Kong journalists, to prison on charges of running an illegal business after they reportedly sent copies of their sensitive political magazines to mainland China.

  • From left, United States' Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins celebrate after a score by Carmelo Anthony during the second half of an exhibition basketball game against China on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The United States won 107-57. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Kevin Durant shines in first game at new home arena

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oh yeah, Kevin Durant fully planned on putting up the initial shot for the U.S. as he played his first game at Oracle Arena since joining the Golden State Warriors.

  • Citing cyber ‘revolution,’ Obama issues attack response plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House warned Tuesday of a “revolution” of computer-generated threats to the U.S. stoked by growing cyber aggression by traditional U.S. foes like Russia and North Korea, and issued a color-coded response plan for the federal government to use after major cyberattacks.

  • Manchester derby in Beijing called off after bad weather

    BEIJING (AP) — The International Champions Cup match between Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City has been canceled after recent extreme weather made the playing surface at Beijing’s National Stadium unfit for play.

  • From left, Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and Othman Hashim, Secretary General of the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, prepare for a group photo as they shake hands for a group photo during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Southeast Asia's main grouping made a last-ditch attempt to reach a consensus on countering China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, but their deadlock appeared far from being resolved as minutes ticked by before a critical meeting with the Chinese foreign minister Monday. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    China scores diplomatic victory, avoids criticism from ASEAN

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — China scored an unequivocal diplomatic victory Monday, preventing Southeast Asia’s main grouping from criticizing it for territorially expanding in the South China Sea, even though some of the bloc’s members are victims of Beijing’s actions.

  • MMA promoter ONE Championship targets rapid China expansion

    BANGKOK (AP) — ONE Championship, the leading mixed martial arts promoter in Asia, plans on more than doubling its number of events in China next year as it uses a fresh injection of funds to target major expansion in the region.

  • Durant leads US to second exhibition rout, 106-57 over China

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just two games into the U.S. basketball team’s pre-Olympic tour, coach Mike Krzyzewski already sees the start of something big.