- Asia stocks gain after robust US growth report
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks climbed Friday after strong U.S. economic growth and upbeat earnings sent Wall Street higher. The dollar continued to strengthen after the Fed signaled a rate hike earlier this week.
- Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.
- Reports of armed man at Boeing plant in Washington
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Police in Everett, Washington, are searching buildings at the Boeing plant there as they check unconfirmed reports of a man with a weapon.
- Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.
- Ambush suspected held in dead trooper's handcuffs
LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says a survivalist accused of ambushing two troopers last month was held in the handcuffs of a trooper he's believed to have killed when he was arrested.
- Nowitzki, Mavs top Jazz 120-102 in home opener
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks celebrated the return of two key pieces from the franchise's only championship team in a 120-102 victory over the Utah Jazz in their home opener Thursday night.
- Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
- Young, Wolves hold off Pistons 97-91
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night.
- Japan's inflation slips as jobless rate edges up
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economic recovery remained in the doldrums in September, as household spending fell, inflation edged lower and unemployment ticked up.
- Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.
- Rivals gear up for next round of Tenn. whiskey war
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow the dispute between two global liquor giants and the growing number of craft distillers caught between them.
- Wall's layup helps Wizards hold off Magic, 105-98
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — John Wall had 30 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards held off a late surge to beat the Orlando Magic 105-98 on Thursday night.
- Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday.
- Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness
SINGAPORE (AP) — Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: Money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness, or at least satisfaction.
- Obama speaks to Myanmar's political leaders
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has discussed an upcoming visit to Myanmar with two of the country's political leaders.