Asian shares dip with eyes on the Chinese economy and a possible US shutdown

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly sank Tuesday over worries about a possible U.S. government shutdown and the troubled Chinese economy. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 1.0% in afternoon trading to 32,357.25. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.5% to 7,044.90. South Korea’s Kospi dropped nearly 1.3% to 2,463.63. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.9% to … Read more

Why Iguodala doesn’t believe his career is Hall-of-Fame worthy

Why Iguodala doesn’t believe his career is Hall-of-Fame worthy originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area Longtime Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has put together a storied career during his 19 seasons in the NBA. However, despite boasting a résumé that includes four championships and a Finals MVP award, Iguodala does not believe he belongs in … Read more

Retired Wirral schoolteacher among dead

A retired teacher who was cycling the world to raise money for charity was killed in the Moroccan earthquake, leaving family “devastated”. Liverpool-born David Barden, 71, died when his hotel in the Atlas Mountains collapsed on 8 September. Mr Barden was in the region cycling to raise money for the Red Cross. The 6.8-magnitude earthquake … Read more

New cars are supposed to be getting safer. So why are fatalities on the rise?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alyssa Milligan was someone who intuitively knew when another person needed help, encouragement or a kind word. Although she was new to Tennessee, the 23-year old physical therapy student, whose mother called her “Sweet Alyssa,” had already made many close connections, especially within the tight-knit cycling community around Nashville — before … Read more

FBI warned prominent US Sikhs of threats after murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada

The FBI warned at least three Americans active in the Sikh community that their lives were in danger in the immediate aftermath of the murder of a Sikh activist in Canada last June. Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has blamed the apparent assassination on the Indian government, as assessment that has reportedly been backed by … Read more

Asa Hutchinson misses out as seven candidates qualify for second GOP debate

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson fell short of qualifying for the second GOP presidential primary debate this week, but the seven other candidates who were there for the first debate in August will be back onstage Wednesday in California. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former … Read more