AP PHOTOS: Editors’ picks for 2018 from Asia

The historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the riveting drama that unfolded in a cave in northern Thailand and a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia were just some of the memorable stories from Asia in 2018. Associated Press photographers across the region captured remarkable images from these … Continue reading AP PHOTOS: Editors’ picks for 2018 from Asia

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar | Madagascar votes in runoff election between 2 former leaders

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — Voters have begun casting their ballots across the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar Wednesday to select a new president in a runoff election that pits two former leaders against each other. Andry Rajoelina, 44, president from 2009 to 2014, received 39 percent of the vote in the first round in November, … Continue reading ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar | Madagascar votes in runoff election between 2 former leaders

SINGAPORE | Stocks mixed in Asia on Fed rate decision, Japanese data

SINGAPORE— Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday, as traders mulled over the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision and weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.4 percent to 21,025.10 while South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.6 percent to 2,074.38. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was 0.1 percent higher at 25,835.66. The Shanghai Composite … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Stocks mixed in Asia on Fed rate decision, Japanese data

SYRACUSE, N.Y | No. 14 Buffalo beats Syracuse 71-59 to stay unbeaten

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— CJ Massinburg scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 18, and No. 14 Buffalo rallied past Syracuse 71-59 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten. It was the first win over the Orange since January 1963 for Buffalo (11-0), one of only nine undefeated teams of the 353 that play in Division I. The reigning … Continue reading SYRACUSE, N.Y | No. 14 Buffalo beats Syracuse 71-59 to stay unbeaten

ST. LOUIS | St. Louis police searching for woman’s stolen tiny home

ST. LOUIS — It shouldn’t be hard to spot the property stolen from St. Louis resident Meghan Panu. She’s looking for a 12-foot-tall tiny home that was stolen sometime Saturday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Panu spent the past two years and about $20,000 working on the 20-foot cedar home. The house was parked outside … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | St. Louis police searching for woman’s stolen tiny home

NEW YORK | Nets hold off Lakers to extend winning streak to 6 games

NEW YORK  — D’Angelo Russell had 22 points and a career high-tying 13 assists against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets ran the NBA’s longest winning streak to six games by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 115-110 on Tuesday night. Joe Harris added 19 points and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 for the Nets, who … Continue reading NEW YORK | Nets hold off Lakers to extend winning streak to 6 games

BEIJING | US reviews report of imports from forced labor in China camp

BEIJING — The U.S. government is reviewing reports of forced labor at a Chinese detention camp where ethnic minorities must give up their religion and language and work in factories. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday that reporting by The Associated Press and other media “for the first time appears to link the internment … Continue reading BEIJING | US reviews report of imports from forced labor in China camp