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TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks mostly fell Tuesday as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report later this week that could cement expectations for a Fed interest rate hike.
Sweden's sexual assault inquiry on Julian Assange is being pinched by time, with the statute of limitations about to expire on one charge and investigators unable to access Ecuador's embassy in London to question the WikiLeaks founder. Swedish prosecutors petitioned the Ecuadorian embassy in June to interview Assange, who has been holed up in Quito's London mission since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden on allegations of rape and sexual assault -- charges Assange vehemently denies.
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging Northern California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze — one of 20 wildfires burning in California.