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Phone maker Xiaomi shares slip in trading debut in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. shares have slipped in its first trading day in Hong Kong following a multibillion-dollar initial public offering. Trading on Monday opened at 16.60 Hong Kong dollars ($2.11) per share, below Xiaomi’s offering...

Asian shares rise despite escalating US-China trade row

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares are mostly higher after a weekend of relative quiet over the escalating trade stand-off between the U.S. and China. Investors appear optimistic about the outlook for the global economy despite punitive tariffs imposed by Washington and Beijing on...

Pompeo points to Vietnam as example of improved relations

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday extolled improved relations with Vietnam as a model for rapprochement with North Korea. Pompeo met with senior Vietnamese officials, including the prime minister and foreign minister in Hanoi, after weekend...

The Latest: Japan says death toll from floods climbs to 100

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on heavy rains and flooding in western Japan (all times local): Noon The Japanese government says at least 100 people have died or are presumed dead from the heavy rains, floods and mudslides that have struck western Japan. Chief Cabinet...

Chinese tech giant Tencent plans US listing for music arm

BEIJING (AP) — Tencent, China’s most valuable tech company, says it plans to spin off its streaming music service on a U.S. stock exchange. Tencent Holdings Ltd., in a statement issued through the Hong Kong stock exchange, said share price and other details of the...

Weinstein due in court on charges he assaulted a 3rd woman

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was due in court on Monday for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. An updated indictment unveiled last week alleges the movie...

Bases-loaded Walk In 10th Gives Cubs 6-5 Victory Over Reds

CHICAGO (AP) — David Bote drove in the game-winning run with a bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Javier Baez had two hits and two RBIs for Chicago, which has won its last nine games in comeback...

Crews build containment around destructive California fires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters continued to build containment around several destructive wildfires burning in California on Sunday, though one stubborn blaze in the northern part of the state grew significantly and crossed the border into Oregon. The blaze on the...

New Zealand lawmaker fined for making phone call from plane

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s transport minister says he will pay a small fine for violating aviation rules by making a cellphone call from a plane. The Civil Aviation Authority on Monday fined Phil Twyford 500 New Zealand dollars ($340) for breaching...

The Latest: Containment grows on California’s largest fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires around the West (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Firefighters are making significant progress on a wildfire in California that has burned more than a dozen structures and blackened over 141 square miles (365 square kilometers). The...