Asian shares higher after weak Wall Street finish

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday, recovering from earlier profit-taking, as traders awaited key U.S. jobs data later in the day. Oil...

LPGA Tour to feature 25 tournaments

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour will play 13 times in the United States as part of a 25-tournament schedule it released...

Thai tourism recovers from political crisis

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s tourism industry has made a “remarkable” recovery from the 2010 political crisis that turned the center of Bangkok into a...

Thai zoo unveils white tiger cubs

BANGKOK (AP) — Bangkok’s zoo has unveiled new arrivals to its white Bengal tiger family — a pair of white-and-black striped cubs named “One”...

Tokyo shares jump on weak yen as rest of Asia lags

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japanese stocks rose Thursday on a weaker yen though other Asian markets showed softer gains despite fresh signs that...

Tokyo shares jump as rest of

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japanese stocks rose Thursday on a weaker yen though other Asian markets showed softer gains despite fresh signs that...

Ryo Ishikawa, Thongchai Jaidee Prayad Marksaeng

The Asia team players, from left to right, Ryo Ishikawa of Japan, Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand, Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand, Shunsuke Sonoda of Japan,...

Colin Montgomerie Naomichi Ozaki

Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie, the captain of European team, left, shakes hands with Japan’s Naomichi Ozaki, the captain of Asian team, right, during a news...

World stocks rise as 2011 trading opens

PARIS (AP) — Major European stock markets rumbled higher at the start of 2011, with bourses in Frankfurt and Paris gaining ground in the...

Bangkok airport train link opens check-in services

BANGKOK (AP) — Travelers in Bangkok can now check in their luggage before boarding the capital’s train-to-the-plane for flights on certain Thai airlines. A high-speed...

Report: Bout says US offered him lighter sentence

MOSCOW (AP) — Viktor Bout, the suspected Russian arms merchant, is being quoted as saying U.S. authorities promised him a lighter sentence in exchange...

Iran tech expo sends defiant message to West

Promoting an overshadowed domestic agenda, President Barack Obama on Thursday will propose a new tax credit and other steps aimed at persuading It also offers...

Giffords’ astronaut hubby decision due Friday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will announce Friday whether he’ll fly on space shuttle Endeavour’s final...

Bison slaughter challenged as habitat effort flops

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Dozens more wild bison were herded into corrals on the border of Yellowstone National Park to await possible slaughter Thursday,...

Obama promotes energy ideas at Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — President Barack Obama, turning briefly to his eclipsed domestic agenda Thursday, called on the nation’s businesses to make fresh...

Space shuttle Discovery fixed, back on launch pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Discovery is back on the launch pad following unprecedented repairs for its final voyage. NASA moved Discovery out...

NASA finds planets a plenty outside solar system

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA’s planet-hunting telescope is finding whole new worlds of possibilities in the search for alien life. An early report from a...

Cost of next-generation Mars rover soars to $2.5B

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s next-generation rover to the surface of Mars will be quite the behemoth — with a price tag to match. Nine...

Natural gas leak forces Space Center evacuation

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of people were evacuated from several buildings at Kennedy Space Center because of a natural gas leak. NASA spokesman...

NASA finds planets aplenty outside solar system

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA’s planet-hunting telescope is finding whole new worlds of possibilities in the search for alien life. An early report from a...