• Dominika Cibulkova reaches Bank of the West semifinals

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia beat fifth-seeded Misaki Doi of Japan 7-5, 6-0 on Friday to reach the Bank of the West Classic semifinals.

  • People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Asian shares were higher Thursday as Japan's benchmark rose on hopes of Japanese government stimulus spending and better-than-expected earnings lifted Wall Street. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Asian shares down as central banks wait and see

    LONDON (AP) — Stock markets turned higher on Friday after surveys suggested the eurozone economy is proving resilient to the uncertainty surrounding Britain’s Brexit vote. A big drop in business activity in the U.K. raised expectations of more central bank stimulus there.

  • In this Tuesday, June 26, 2007, file photo, Elliot Schrage, left, Google vice president for global communications & public affairs, listens, as Google Earth & Maps Director John Hanke smiles while listening to remarks from Dr. Jane Goodall during a video teleconference with Goodall from London at Google Earth's offices in New York. Hanke now runs Niantic Labs and is the man behind "Pokemon Go." (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

    How ‘Pokemon Go’ went from prank to phenomenon

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The origin of “Pokemon Go” is as peculiar as any of the Voltorbs or Snorlaxes that players track and capture in the surprise hit game.

  • US swept by England on opening day of UL International Crown

    GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — For the United States and Taiwan, the first session of the UL International Crown was a repeat of the first day of the inaugural event two years ago.

  • People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Asian shares were higher Thursday as Japan's benchmark rose on hopes of Japanese government stimulus spending and better-than-expected earnings lifted Wall Street. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Asians stocks mostly higher as Japan leads on stimulus hopes

    TOKYO (AP) — European stocks were down slightly on Thursday, despite gains in Asian, after the European Central Bank left its interest rates on hold as it monitors the impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

  • FILE  - This combination of file photos taken on July 3, 2013, left, and June 6, 2014 both in Tokyo shows Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co.’s walking robot Asimo, left, and Japanese internet company SoftBank's humanoid robot Pepper. Is Asimo marrying Pepper? Honda and SoftBank said Thursday, July 20, 2016, they will work together on artificial intelligence to develop products with sensors and cameras that can converse with drivers. Asimo, first shown in 1996, walks, runs, dances and grips things. Pepper, which went on sale last year, doesn’t have legs but is programmed to recognize mood swings in people it interacts with. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Koji Sasahara, File)

    Asimo meets Pepper: Honda and Softbank partnering in robots

    TOKYO (AP) — Is Honda’s walking robot Asimo marrying Pepper, the chattering robot from SoftBank?

  • Stacy Lewis chips onto the 17th green during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 16, 2016. (Katie Rausch/The Blade via AP)

    UL Crown first step on run-up to women’s golf at Rio Games

    GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Women’s golf gets off to a running start this week on its return to the Olympics with the UL International Crown, a 32-player, eight-team event that could provide a preview to which nation rules the upcoming Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • J-League signs $2 billion deal for online matches

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s professional soccer league has announced a 10-year, $2 billion deal with the British-based Perform Group for online matches.