SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: China advances to quarters at Women’s World Cup

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain — The Latest on the Women’s World Cup quarterfinal qualifier (all times local): 2:15 p.m. China is the first team through to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup from the qualifying round after an 87-81 victory over Asian rival Japan. Shao Ting and Yang Liwel each scored 16 points … Continue reading SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: China advances to quarters at Women’s World Cup

PHOENIX | Escobar’s homer lifts D-Backs over Dodgers, tightens NL West

PHOENIX— The Los Angeles Dodgers surged into the NL West lead with a superb September, yet have struggled to shake the Colorado Rockies. Eduardo Escobar homered off Kenta Maeda leading off the ninth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks tightened the NL West race with a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday night. Los Angeles … Continue reading PHOENIX | Escobar’s homer lifts D-Backs over Dodgers, tightens NL West

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh accuser has 4 affidavits backing claim

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford say they have submitted sworn affidavits to the Senate Judiciary Committee from four people who say she told them that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had assaulted her in high school. Kavanaugh has denied the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh accuser has 4 affidavits backing claim

WASHINGTON | AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people feel anxious about election

WASHINGTON — Engaged? Check. Anxious? Check. With weeks to go until the November midterm elections, more young Americans are interested but, according to a new poll, they’re also feeling more anxious about the results. A poll released Wednesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that more young people now … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people feel anxious about election

MOSCOW | Russian lawmakers vote to back controversial pension bill

MOSCOW — The lower house of the Russian parliament has given its preliminary approval for a controversial bill that raises the eligibility ages for pensions, which has caused an outrage in Russian society. The government’s plan to raise the retirement ages for men and women by five years has irked Russians from all political factions. … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian lawmakers vote to back controversial pension bill

LONDON | Stock markets steady as focus turns to Fed rate decision

LONDON — Stock markets around the world were trading in narrow ranges Wednesday ahead of a widely predicted interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve and the potentially more interesting subsequent press conference from its chairman, Jerome Powell. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,488 while Germany’s DAX fell … Continue reading LONDON | Stock markets steady as focus turns to Fed rate decision

FRANKFURT, Germany | Daimler CEO Zetsche to step down early, succeeded by insider

FRANKFURT, Germany  — Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, who unwound a troubled merger with Chrysler Corporation and led the German automaker to a string of record profits, will next year hand off to Ola Kallenius, a longtime insider who heads vehicle development for the Mercedes-Benz brand. The company said Wednesday that the change will take place … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Daimler CEO Zetsche to step down early, succeeded by insider