• US drawn against Australia in Fed Cup playoffs

    LONDON (AP) — The United States will travel to Australia in April as they try to win back their place in the top tier of the Fed Cup.

  • In this  Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, Norwood Thomas, holds up a photo of with Joyce Morris at his home in Virginia Beach, Va. Thomas  is embarking on a 10,500-mile journey to Australia to visit Morris.  She was the 93-year-old World War II veteran's wartime girlfriend.   (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)  MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    WWII vet begins journey to reunite with wartime girlfriend

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 93-year-old World War II veteran is embarking on a 10,500-mile journey to Australia to visit his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years apart.

  • American flags fly at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street,  July 6, 2015.  World stock markets were uneven Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how much the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Global stocks mostly fall amid economy jitters

    LONDON (AP) — Worries over the global economy weighed heavily on stock markets Monday, with Europe bearing the brunt of the selling. And oil prices fell further, with the benchmark New York rate below $30 a barrel again.

  • American flags fly at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street,  July 6, 2015.  World stock markets were uneven Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how much the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Asia stocks flat as investors fret over global economy

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were little changed Monday in thin holiday trading as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month.

  • Angelique Kerber of Germany returns a ball to Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland during their Fed Cup World Group first round tennis match between Germany and Switzerland  in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Kerber draws Germany level with Switzerland 1-1 in Fed Cup

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber defeated Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 6-3 to draw Germany level with Switzerland 1-1 after the opening day of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday.

  • Kennaugh leads Froome after 3 stages of Melbourne cycle tour

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Britain’s Peter Kennaugh and Chris Froome retain the top-two placings on general classification entering Sunday’s final stage of the Herald-Sun Cycle Tour.

  • Australian Open 2016 winner and German Fed Cup tennis player Angelique Kerber returns a ball during the training at the Leipzig Fair in Leipzig, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Germany faces Switzerland in the World Group first round on the upcoming weekend. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Kerber playing on 1st day for Germany against Switzerland

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber will play on the opening day of Germany’s Fed Cup first-round tie against Switzerland on Saturday.

  • Coroner rules out driver, trainer error in Edwards death

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A coronial inquest into the death of British racing driver Sean Edwards at an Australian speedway in 2013 has found that mechanical failure caused the accident.

  • Froome finishes 2nd on 1st stage of Melbourne cycle tour

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome of England has made a strong start to a new season by finishing second on Thursday’s opening stage of the Herald-Sun cycle tour.

  • In this Aug. 3, 2014 file photo, Pattaramon Chanbua kisses her baby boy Gammy at a hospital in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand. The newborn Down syndrome baby left by his Australian biological father with his poor surrogate mother in Thailand was one of several cases of surrogate children abandoned because of defects, an expert told a parliamentary inquiry on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The high-profile case of baby Gammy prompted the Thai government to ban surrogacy in 2014, and an Australian parliamentary committee launched a review of Australia's laws that prohibit commercial surrogacy. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong, File)

    Expert: Parents often won’t take surrogate kids with defects

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A newborn Down syndrome baby left by his Australian biological father with his poor surrogate mother in Thailand was one of several cases of surrogate children abandoned because of defects, an expert told a parliamentary inquiry on Thursday.