Pakistani Christian girls targeted by Chinese as brides

GUJRANWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in h...

How the major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

The S&P 500 index closed at a record high Tuesday, surpassing the peak it set last September and recouping all the ground it lost in a nosedive late last year. The Nasdaq index a...

To some market vets, stocks are rallying like it's 1999

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market has been so hot this year that it might need an ice-cold Fruitopia, or a Zima. The furious rally that's brought the S&P 500 to the brink of anoth...

Taiwan expresses sorrow as fire ravages Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

Taiwan's public and private sectors and France's de facto embassy in the country voiced heartfelt sadness and sympathy after a fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday evening (...

Lawsuit filed against firms in Michigan sewer line collapse

FRASER, Mich. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against three companies in connection with a sewer line collapse north of Detroit that cost $75 million to repair. Officials say the Mac...

Autopsy: Migrant boy who died in US had flu infection

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An autopsy report confirms that an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in the custody of the U.S. border patrol on Christmas Eve succumbed to a flu infection. ...

2nd Guatemalan child dead in US custody had flu, infection

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities say an 8-year-old boy in custody of the U.S. border patrol on Christmas Eve died of the flu and a bacterial infection. Oscar Padilla is G...

The Latest: Texas death row inmate seeks stay of execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a member of 'Texas 7' gang of escaped prisoners (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Attorneys for a Texas...

Member of 'Texas 7' prison-break gang set for execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A member of the "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners who's scheduled to be executed Thursday evening should be spared because he didn't fatally shoot a suburban Dallas police o...

Asian shares gain as Fed says it will hold off on rate hikes

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced across Asia on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.9 pe...

Notable inmates on California's death row and their crimes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has placed a moratorium on executions in the state . Here are some notable inmates out of more than 700 people on the nation's largest death row:...

Malaysian new immigrant runs design studio and eel brand in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Malaysian new immigrant Foo Wen Shan (胡文珊) started a new life in Southern Taiwan, running an architecture design studio, Atelier Boter (拾五設計), and a roasted eel brand, Aft...

After a decade of doubts, the stock market's bull chugs on

NEW YORK (AP) — The bull market for U.S. stocks turns 10 years old this weekend, which puts it way past senior citizen status for a market run. It's got the scars to prove it. Since ...

Smaller stocks are winning again, but for how long?

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market's biggest gains are once again coming from its smallest companies, but the trend may not last much longer. Smaller-company stocks like Allegiant Trav...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Doctors in s...