- 5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister picked five women for his Cabinet Wednesday, matching the past record and sending the strongest message yet about his determination to revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders.
- Christie's Mexico trip touches on trade, politics
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. But the trip also serves as schooling for Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate with a lot of swagger but little foreign policy experience.
- Afghanistan's NATO coalition shrinking fast
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alongside the exodus of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, soldiers who hail from countries like Singapore and Slovenia, Mongolia and Malaysia have been packing up too, leaving behind an ever-shrinking NATO coalition.
- Fuel price hike looms for Indonesia's new leader
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The first item on the to-do list of Indonesia's president-elect is one that successive leaders have struggled with, and could be his toughest: how to wean the country off fuel subsidies that make gasoline almost as cheap as bottled water.
- Ex-governor's trial may hinge on cryptic email
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland is scheduled to return to federal court almost a decade after pleading guilty to political corruption.
- Asian stock markets rise as dollar gains
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, lifted by new signs of strength in the U.S. economy and expectations that Europe's central bank will provide more support to the flagging region. A report showing solid growth in China's services industries also bolstered sentiment.
- News Guide: Thailand's surrogacy scandals and laws
BANGKOK (AP) — A string of recent scandals has lifted a lid on Thailand's largely unregulated commercial surrogacy industry, which has been around for over a decade. Here's a look at the controversies, some of the ethical dilemmas they have raised and the Thai military government's new draft law that is expected to outlaw the business of surrogacy.
- Teen due for sentencing in trade center climb
NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower is set to be sentenced to community service for a climb that fueled questions about security at the nation's tallest building.
- Openings to resume in Detroit bankruptcy trial
DETROIT (AP) — An attorney for Detroit is set to resume his opening statement at the city's historic bankruptcy trial, after saying on the first day that Detroit needs the restructuring to survive.
- AP Photos: More Atlantic City slots stop spinning
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers at two Atlantic City casinos got in their final bets over Labor Day weekend as Revel Casino Hotel and the Showboat Casino Hotel became the latest victims of Atlantic City's drastic slide.
- Casino closings lead to mass unemployment filing
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Thousands of newly laid-off casino workers are expected to turn out at the Atlantic City Convention Center for a mass unemployment filing.
- Gulf of Maine: 'Poster child' for global warming
FRIENDSHIP, Maine (AP) — Imagine Cape Cod without cod. Maine without lobster. The region's famous rocky beaches invisible, obscured by constant high waters.
- Australia to sign uranium trade deal with India
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he will sign a uranium export deal with India for peaceful power generation this week, but added that exports of the nuclear fuel to Russia have been banned until further notice.
- Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro has replaced Venezuela's longtime oil boss and economic czar as part of a cabinet shakeup sidelining the most-prominent voice within his administration for pragmatic reforms to tackle a deep economic crisis.
- CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early
As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.