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  • UN rejects $15 million offer from foundation under scrutiny 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 1:23 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. office says it is rejecting a $15 million offer from a foundation now under scrutiny after its leader was arrested and accused in an alleged bribery scheme.

  • Chinese students bring new business to Champaign-Urbana 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 12:50 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - More than 5,200 students from China attend the University of Illinois, and local businesses are taking notice.

  • Djokovic extends streak to 27-0 at China Open, reaches semis story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 11:26 am

    BEIJING - Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 27 matches at the China Open with a 6-2, 6-2 win over John Isner on Friday to secure a place in the semifinals.

  • Tanzania: Wildlife activists praise arrest of Chinese woman story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 11:14 am

    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Wildlife activists are applauding the arrest by Tanzanian authorities of a Chinese woman for alleged ivory smuggling but caution that it's a small step toward stemming the "slaughter of industrial proportions" of elephants

  • Studies say 1/3 of young men in China to die from smoking story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 4:48 am

    BEIJING - Research published in the medical journal The Lancet says one in three of all the young men in China are likely to die from tobacco, but that the number can fall if the men quit smoking.

  • Glass walkway over China canyon cracks with tourists on it 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 8:05 pm

    BEIJING - A glass walkway that hugs a cliff above a scenic canyon in central China was closed after cracks developed while dozens of tourists were walking on the newly built structure.

  • Correction: Family-Meat Cleaver Killings story story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 5:07 pm

    NEW YORK - In a story Oct. 7 about the guilty plea of a man who killed five relatives with a meat cleaver, The Associated Press erroneously transcribed a quote said during sentencing and attributed it to the wrong person. The quote was, according to a trial transcript, "The burning question is why these things happen, but in the sum total of things it really doesn't much matter," not, "The question is why he'd do these things. It really doesn't much matter." It was said by Assistant District Attorney Mark Hale, not State Supreme Court Judge Vincent Del Giudice.

  • Global worries kept Fed from hiking rates in September story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 2:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve officials were almost ready to raise interest rates in September but held off because of China's economic slowdown and its potential to derail U.S. growth and inflation.

  • UN orders audit of 2 foundations linked to bribery case 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 1:10 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ordered an audit Thursday of two foundations whose leaders are linked to an alleged bribery case involving former U.N. General Assembly president John Ashe.

  • Propane prices plummet thanks to large inventories 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 1:00 pm

    MINOT, North Dakota - Propane users may be heating their homes more cheaply this winter than they have for many years.

  • Glass walkway over China canyon cracks with tourists on it 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 9:25 am

    BEIJING - A glass walkway that hugs a cliff above a scenic canyon in central China was closed after cracks developed while dozens of tourists were walking on the newly built structure.

  • Oil-starved Nepal seeks suppliers to bring fuel by air story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 7:57 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Struggling with a fuel shortage after Indian shipments stopped, Nepal is asking suppliers to bring gasoline and kerosene by airplane before the Himalayan country begins celebrating its biggest festival of the year. And for the first time, it is looking to import fuel from China.

  • China anxious over alleged US plan to challenge island claim 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 7:14 am

    BEIJING - Beijing expressed "serious concern" Thursday about a reported U.S. plan to challenge China's South China Sea territorial claims by sailing a Navy ship near one of its newly built artificial islands.

  • Chinese quilts add color at Michigan State Museum 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 5:33 am

    EAST LANSING, Michigan - The colorful Chinese quilts on display at the Michigan State University Museum have plenty in common with handmade quilts from the United States: techniques of applique and patchwork, uses as bed coverings.

  • China foreign exchange reserves fall $43.3B in September 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 1:11 am

    HONG KONG - China's foreign exchange reserves shrank again last month in a sign the country's central bank continues to support the currency's exchange rate after a surprise devaluation. But the smaller size of September's fall indicates receding pressure on the currency.

  • Governor of major China province in corruption investigation 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 11:54 pm

    BEIJING - The governor of China's economically vital eastern province of Fujian has been placed under investigation amid President Xi Jinping's ongoing attack on corruption at all levels of government.

  • Clinton subject to hack attempts from China, Korea, Germany story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-07-15 10:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany after she left office in early 2013, according to a congressional document obtained by The Associated Press.

  • AP Interview: Secret project wins Chinese scientist a Nobel story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 8:40 pm

    BEIJING - The time could not have been more hostile for Chinese scientists. Research came to a virtual halt and intellectuals were routinely persecuted. But Tu Youyou, then a 39-year-old researcher, was summoned to join a secretive military project during the Cultural Revolution to find a cure for malaria for soldiers in North Vietnam.

  • Vietnam seems big winner in US-anchored Pacific trade deal story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 7:56 am

    HONG KONG - An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal anchored by the U.S. promises to boost the economies of its 12 participating countries by opening their markets to one another, but not all the gains will be spread evenly.

  • Chinese Navy makes 1st visit to Poland to strengthen ties 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 7:31 am

    WARSAW, Poland - A Chinese Navy destroyer, a Chinese frigate and a Chinese supply vessel sailed into Poland's navy port of Gdynia on Wednesday on the first such visit ever, marking 66 years of diplomatic ties and aiming to strengthen them even more.

  • US experts warn plutonium stocks could soar in East Asia story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 4:35 am

    WASHINGTON - Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium - and U.S. lawmakers say Obama administration policies could be making matters worse.

  • Bank of China ordered to release counterfeiters' records 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 12:18 am

    SHANGHAI - A New York judge has ordered the Bank of China to hand over detailed information about Chinese bank accounts used by a counterfeiting ring that allegedly sold millions of dollars of fake Gucci handbags and wallets in the U.S.

  • Hawaii Gov. David Ige travels to Japan and China 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 9:34 pm

    HONOLULU - Hawaii Gov. David Ige is traveling to Japan and China to promote educational partnerships, energy cooperation and investment in Hawaii.

  • The Latest: Prosecutor: Ex-UN official implicated himself story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 8:05 pm

    NEW YORK - The latest on allegations that former United Nations General Assembly President Josh Ashe accepted bribes to help a Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople gain investments and government contracts (all times local):

  • Chinese billionaire finds himself at center of a new scandal 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 7:11 pm

    NEW YORK - For the second time in three decades, a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul is central to a scandal over whether his money was used to buy influence in the United States.