- Daughter seeks US help over missing Hong Kong publisher Updated: May-24-16 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The daughter of a Hong Kong-based publisher believed abducted by Chinese authorities eight months ago appeared Tuesday before a U.S. congressional commission urging Washington's help to win his release.
- State TV says 14 Russians on list for 2008 Olympic doping Updated: May-24-16 3:16 pm
MOSCOW - Ten medalists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including 2012 high jump champion Anna Chicherova, were among 14 Russians that tested positive in the reanalysis of their doping samples, state television reported Tuesday.
- Russell Knox gaining confidence going into key stretch Updated: May-24-16 2:43 pm
Russell Knox needed results before he could find confidence, and now his confidence is soaring.
- The Latest: Serena Williams barely sweats in French Open win Updated: May-24-16 2:21 pm
PARIS - The Latest on the French Open (all times local):
- Nebraska Gov. Ricketts to visit China for trade mission Updated: May-24-16 2:12 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts will lead a delegation to China later this year to promote business relationships with Nebraska's fourth-largest trading partner, the governor announced Tuesday.
- Obama reaches out to people a day after Vietnam arms deal Updated: May-24-16 1:15 pm
HANOI, Vietnam - After knocking down one of the last vestiges of Cold War antagonism with a former war enemy, President Barack Obama on Tuesday took his push for closer ties directly to the Vietnamese people, meeting with activists and entrepreneurs. Amid the geopolitical statecraft, he faces calls to more strongly address what's seen as an abysmal human rights record.
- Police arrest young couple in Chinese student's slaying Updated: May-24-16 12:24 pm
BERLIN - German police say they have arrested a young couple on suspicion of involvement in the slaying of a Chinese student whose body was found earlier this month in the eastern town of Dessau-Rosslau with severe head injuries.
- China says better US-Vietnam ties must not threaten Beijing Updated: May-24-16 10:24 am
BEIJING - Improved relations between the U.S. and Vietnam must not lead to greater pressure on China or threats to its interests, an official Chinese newspaper said Tuesday.
- Jeonbuk, Shanghai SIPG into Asian Champions League quarters Updated: May-24-16 10:12 am
JEONJU, South Korea - Leonardo scored twice as 2006 winner Jeonbuk Motors secured the first spot in the Asian Champions League quarterfinals with a 2-1 win over Melbourne Victory, and Wu Lei's stoppage-time winner against FC Tokyo helped Shanghai SIPG sneak into the last eight on the away goals rule.
- Obama's Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes Updated: May-24-16 7:21 am
HANOI, Vietnam - By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it's the American president who could end up losing.
- In sync: Over 31,000 in China set world dance record Updated: May-24-16 3:54 am
BEIJING - China's dancing grannies have taken their moves to the record books.
- South Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee Updated: May-24-16 2:45 am
SEOUL, South Korea - An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday.
- SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'happy' US-Vietnam ties warming Updated: May-23-16 11:58 pm
A look at some recent key developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves:
- Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo Updated: May-23-16 10:07 pm
CHICAGO - The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China's growing influence in the region.
- Correction: Campaign 2016-Foreign Hacking story Updated: May-23-16 11:30 am
WASHINGTON - In a story May 18 about possible foreign hacking into presidential campaigns, The Associated Press used the wrong configuration for the name of the chief executive officer of PKWARE. His name is V. Miller Newton, not V. Newton Miller.
- Bata Zivojinovic, film star in former Yugoslavia, dies at 82 Updated: May-23-16 9:09 am
BELGRADE, Serbia - Velimir Bata Zivojinovic, former Yugoslavia's best known film star who was also popular in China, has died, Serbian state television reported Monday. He was 82.
- Hong Kong axes provocative skyscraper art installation Updated: May-23-16 8:57 am
HONG KONG - Days after it was launched, organizers have canceled an art installation on Hong Kong's tallest skyscraper that carried a politically provocative message about the city's relationship with mainland China.
- Aussie triathletes Densham, Moffatt picked for 3rd Olympics Updated: May-23-16 3:56 am
SYDNEY - Bronze medalists Erin Densham and Emma Moffatt are preparing for their third Olympic Games after being selected Monday in Australia's six-member triathlon team to compete at Rio de Janeiro in August.
- China university to send 260 students to Murfreesboro Updated: May-23-16 3:53 am
MURFREESBORO, Tennessee - Middle Tennessee State University says Guangxi (GWAHNG'-she) University in China will send 260 students to study at the Murfreesboro University for two years.
- How it works: a look at the retests of Olympic drug samples Updated: May-22-16 10:11 pm
GENEVA - Inside a non-descript concrete building in a Swiss parking lot lies evidence that could take down dozens of Olympic athletes.
- Vietnam votes for rubber-stamp assembly before Obama visit Updated: May-22-16 11:05 am
HANOI, Vietnam - Just hours before President Barack Obama's first visit to Vietnam, the country voted Sunday in once-every-five-year elections for a rubber-stamp parliament whose membership has already been largely determined by the Communist Party.
- Hundreds in central China protest lack of college placements Updated: May-22-16 6:07 am
ZHENGZHOU, China - Some 500 people on Sunday protested what they say is a lack of university student placements in their central China province, in the latest protest over education reform.
- A look at verbal U-turns by Philippines' likely next leader Updated: May-22-16 1:07 am
MANILA, Philippines - Rodrigo Duterte kept Filipinos guessing for months last year whether he would run for president. He repeatedly declared that he wouldn't, then cited different reasons when he finally did. On the campaign trail, he flipped and flopped on a number of key pronouncements. That has made it difficult to discern when the brash Duterte, who spikes his speeches with sarcasm and hyperbole for added punch, is serious or, in his own words, is "just taking you for a ride."
- Walsh Jennings, Ross win FIVB Cincinnati Open Updated: May-22-16 12:17 am
MASON, Ohio - Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross won the FIVB Cincinnati Open on Saturday, beating China's Chen Xue and Xinyi Xia 20-22, 21-14 and 18-16.
- Pence asks feds to investigate China steelmakers' actions Updated: May-21-16 1:31 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is urging the federal government to investigate complaints by U.S. Steel that China is violating international trade laws.