BEIJING (AP) - China's manufacturing grew in June by its slowest pace in seven months, a survey released Sunday showed, raising questions about Beijing's efforts to prevent the world's second biggest economy from slowing too quickly.
The European debt
By KELVIN CHANAssociated Press
HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong's new Beijing-backed leader was sworn in on Sunday amid rising public discontent over widening inequality and lack of full democracy in the semiautonomous southern Chinese financial center.
By PAUL NEWBERRYAP National Writer
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - If this week in America's heartland is any indication, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are going to put on quite a show in London.
The world's greatest swimmers produced their most stirring duel yet
By Sadie Gennis,
When Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes announced that they were divorcing, everyone was shocked. In retrospect, though, maybe we should have seen it coming. Here are five tell-tale signs that the once-happy couple was in trouble:
1. They made no public appearances together since
By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian troops flushed out rebels from a key Damascus suburb Saturday, regaining control of a key area just outside the capital after a 10-day assault that left dozens dead, hundreds wounded and caused a major humanitarian crisis
By JOHN HEILPRIN and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - An international conference on Saturday accepted a U.N.-brokered peace plan that calls for the creation of a transitional government in Syria, but at Russia's insistence the compromise agreement left the door
By BERNARD CONDONAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - For all the scary headlines - a bailout of Spanish banks, JPMorgan's huge trading loss, the sputtering job market, Facebook's failed initial public offering - it's a wonder stocks aren't down more this year
By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - Some 25,000 sailors and other military personnel from 22 nations are converging on Hawaii starting Friday to practice hunting for submarines and catching pirates in the world's largest naval exercises
By The Associated Press
Bicycles with weak frames and several lines of potentially flammable children's clothing are among a list of recalled consumer products this week. Other products include cordless drills with a hot trigger, defective fans, and potentially dangerous
By LAURA CRIMALDIAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Chinese national is facing charges that he smuggled more than $1 million worth of counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes into the United States, federal authorities in Rhode Island said Friday.
Lin Xiao Wei