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Australian stocks lead Asia on healthy earnings

FILE – This July 15, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. World stock markets remained on the back foot Monday, July 21, 2014, as tensions grew between Russia and the West over the downing of an airliner in eastern...
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Brazil: Presidential candidate dies in plane crash

Firefighters work at the crash site of a small plane that was carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and several campaign officials, in Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying him and several...

Rockies: Tulowitzki to have season-ending surgery

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Colorado Rockies say All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will have surgery on his left hip Friday in Vail, Colorado, and miss the rest of the season. The team announced the news following their 5-3 loss to the Padres on Wednesday. Tulowitzki, whose...
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Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis...
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Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis...
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N. Korea fires projectiles as pope visits S. Korea

El papa Francisco, saluda a su llegada a la Base Aérea de Seúl, mientras observa la presidenta surcoreana Park Geun-hye, izquierda, el jueves 14 de agosto de 2014, en Seongnam, Corea del Sur. (Foto AP/Ahn Young-joon. Pool) El papa Francisco, saluda a su llegada a la Base Aérea...
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Pope makes first South Korean visit in 25 years

Workers set up a platform in prepare for a special holy mass by Pope Francis in front of the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Pope Francis is scheduled to make a five-day trip to South Korea,...
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Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis...
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Sun Devils lineman tells magazine he’s gay

This undated image provided by Arizona state University shows Edward “Chip” Sarafin in Phoenix. Arizona State offensive lineman Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out. (AP Photo/Arizona State...
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Loved ones say goodbye to boy killed at playground

Conner Verkerke’s dad Jared Verkerke gets a hug as families and friends arrive for the memorial service for Connor Verkerke at Cornerstone Church in Caledonia, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. At right is little brother Kameron Verkerke. Connor, 9, was stabbed by a...