Workers remove the body of a woman after an escalator accident in Montreal on Thursday Jan 30, 2014. A woman died after an article of clothing got caught in the escalator. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

Canada woman strangled by escalator

MONTREAL (AP) — A Canadian woman was strangled after her scarf and then her hair got caught in the mechanism of a Montreal subway escalator …

Appeals Court Judge Alessandro Nencini, center, reads out the verdict for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, in Florence, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. An appeals court in Florence upheld the convictions of U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle over her extradition. After nearly 12 hours of deliberation Thursday the court reinstated the guilty verdict first handed down against Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in 2009. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Giovannozzi)

Italian court finds Amanda Knox guilty

An appeals court in Florence has upheld the guilty verdict against U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her …

A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Asian stock markets tumbled Monday as investors factored in the possibility of slowing growth in China and a further reduction in U.S. central bank stimulus. Japan's Nikkei 225 sank 2.6 percent to 14,993.89 as investors sought out havens such as the Japanese yen, causing it to rise against the dollar which is negative for export stocks. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Asian stocks down as Fed reduces stimulus

TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell Thursday in Asia as weak economic data from China and Japan deepened concerns over ongoing reductions in U.S. monet…