SEOUL, South Korea  | Asian stocks sink after Fed’s hike signal, Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea — Asian stocks slumped Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate and said it would pick up the pace of future increases. South Korea’s market benchmark tumbled nearly 2 percent on the first trading day after a meeting of U.S. and North Korean leaders. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea  | Asian stocks sink after Fed’s hike signal, Trump-Kim summit

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  | Brie Larson advocates for diverse critics at film event

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Frances McDormand never uttered the words “inclusion rider” at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, but she did cheekily place a red bumper sticker with the phrase written clearly in black capital letters on her backside. It got the point across. Not that she … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  | Brie Larson advocates for diverse critics at film event

MONTAUK, N.Y.  | AP Investigation: Buying local fish? It may not be true

MONTAUK, N.Y.  — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country’s top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since migrated to … Continue reading MONTAUK, N.Y.  | AP Investigation: Buying local fish? It may not be true

LOS ANGELES  | Hernandez dodges home, Dodgers edge Texas 3-2 in 11 innings

LOS ANGELES — Enrique Hernandez dodged home on a wild throw by pitcher Matt Bush in the 11th inning and, hours after a hard collision at the plate led to a bench-clearing incident and a pair of ejections, the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night. Hernandez drew a leadoff walk … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | Hernandez dodges home, Dodgers edge Texas 3-2 in 11 innings

SEOUL, South Korea  | US seeks to assuage Asian allies after North Korea summit

SEOUL, South Korea  — The United States and its Asian allies worked Thursday to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump’s concession to Kim Jong Un that the U.S. would halt military exercises with South Korea, with Trump’s top diplomat insisting the president hadn’t backed down from his firm line on North … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea  | US seeks to assuage Asian allies after North Korea summit

SAN FRANCISCO | Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations. The loophole will be shut down in a forthcoming update to Apple’s iOS … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

LONDON | A year on, horrific Grenfell Tower fire haunts Britain

LONDON — In the shadow of London’s Grenfell Tower, the pain is as fresh as the newly laid flowers for the dead. One year ago, the residential high-rise was destroyed by a fire that killed 72 people. It was the greatest loss of life in a fire on British soil since World War II, a … Continue reading LONDON | A year on, horrific Grenfell Tower fire haunts Britain

Women’s basketball mourns death of Anne Donovan

To many in the world of women’s basketball, Anne Donovan was a giant. And not just because she stood 6-foot-8. She won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach in her storied career. The 56-year-old Hall of Famer died Wednesday of heart failure, her … Continue reading Women’s basketball mourns death of Anne Donovan