• 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.

  • Kenya's Julius Yego competes in the men's javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Kenya’s historic win in javelin overshadowed by doping tests

    BEIJING (AP) — Kenya made history at the world championships on Wednesday when javelin thrower Julius Yego won the first gold medal in a field event for a country renowned as a cradle of distance running.

  • A currency trader stretches while working at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    US stocks move sharply higher after six-day slump

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses. The recovery brought a measure of relief to many investors, although experts warned that more volatility could be ahead.

  • A man holds a child near the logo for Citic Securities in Beijing on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Employees of state-owned Citic Securities Ltd, one of China's biggest securities firms and one current and one former employee of its market regulator are under investigation on suspicion of illegal stock trading, state media reported Wednesday, amid the collapse of a stock price boom.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China probing brokers, regulators for possible stock crimes

    BEIJING (AP) — Employees of one of China’s biggest securities firms and one current and one former employee of its market regulator are under investigation on suspicion of illegal stock trading, state media reported Wednesday, amid the collapse of a stock price boom.

  • Jamaica's Christine Day, second right, races alongside Kenya's Joyce Zakary, right, in round one of the women's 400m at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    2 Kenyan runners test positive for doping at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — Two Kenyan runners have tested positive for doping at the world championships and have been provisionally suspended.

  • In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening ceremony of the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing.  Despite growing anger among retail investors and a strong sense of economic decline, a major shakeup is unlikely, given the rigidity of the political system, the leadership’s need to exude calm and the idea that changes could be perceived as signs of weakness or error.  Having accumulated more power than any Chinese leader in 20 years, President Xi is expected to stay the course in hopes that the market will correct itself and the economy returns to an even keel.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

    China’s Xi staying the course despite sliding economy

    BEIJING (AP) — What does China’s leadership lose politically as a result of the country’s precipitous stock market decline? A bit of international swagger, but probably not much else — for now.