Consumer demand for Alaska cruises growing againANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? A growing consumer demand for Alaska cruises has put the state back in the million-passenger club as it rebounds after a leaner stretch. And next year is expected to be even better with larger capacity ships added to the Far North lineup.
Defense ministers discuss defusing South China Sea incidentsPEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) ? Singapore's defense minister says countries need to look for practical ways to defuse incidents in the South China Sea.
Ortiz delivers another HR, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 5-3
Minnesota low: Rodon, White Sox send Twins to 103rd loss
CHICAGO (AP) ? Minnesota manager Paul Molitor acknowledged he can't wait until the season is over. And that was before having to watch Carlos Rodon tie an AL record by striking out the first seven Twins and Tim Anderson flirt with the cycle for the White Sox.
China manufacturing continues rebound in September
Manufacturing activity in China continued its rebound in September on improving production and demand, government data showed Saturday -- a positive sign for the world's second-largest economy. The official purchasing managers' index (PMI) came in at 50.4 for September -- exactly the same level as in August, which was its highest since October 2014 -- figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed. Investors closely watch the PMI readings, which gauge conditions at Chinese factories and mines, as the first indicator of the health of the economy each month.
NTSB probe of deadly crash focuses on engineer, black box
Here's what is known about the investigation into a commuter train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others Thursday in Hoboken, New Jersey. THE INVESTIGATION The National Transportation ...
Purple Haze: No. 10 Washington rolls No. 7 Stanford 44-6
SEATTLE (AP) ? Jake Browning threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns, Myles Gaskin added 100 yards and two scores, and No. 10 Washington was dominant on both sides, overwhelming No. 7 Stanford 44-6 on Friday night.
Mega-Hurricane Matthew threatens Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) ? Hurricane Matthew is roaring across the Caribbean Sea as a monster Category 5 storm on a course that puts Jamaica, as well as parts of Haiti and Cuba, in the path of its potentially devastating winds and rain.
Giants left fielder Angel Pagan tackles fan on fieldSAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Giants left fielder Angel Pagan body-slammed a male fan who ran onto the field into the outfield grass at AT&T Park during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
China paper says U.S., South Korea will 'pay the price' for planned missile system
The United States and South Korea are destined to "pay the price" for their decision to deploy an advanced missile defense system which will inevitably prompt a "counter attack", China's top newspaper said on Saturday. Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high this year, beginning with North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January, which was followed by a satellite launch, a string of tests of various missiles, and its fifth and largest nuclear test last month. In July, South Korea agreed with the United States to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to protect against any North Korean threats.