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Svitolina and Pliskova win opening matches at WTA Finals

Oct. 21, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina secured opening round-robin match wins at the WTA Finals on Sunday. Pliskova, who now leads the tour with 48 wins this season, defeated defending champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 6-4 in the second match. Pliskova saved all 10 break points...

Birth of a new Ukrainian church brings fears of violence

Oct. 21, 2018 7:18 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The rough-looking young men brought clubs and brass knuckles to the Pechersk Monastery in Kiev , one of Orthodox Christianity's most important pilgrimage sites, apparently seeking to disrupt worship. Police spread-eagled them against a wall decorated in faded centuries-old frescos of...

Crimean city turns to mourning 20 victims of school attack

Oct. 18, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — While Crimean authorities searched for clues that might help explain why a teenager gunned down 20 people at his vocational school before killing himself, the stunned city of Kerch prepared to say farewell to the victims. Thousands of residents were expected to attend the funerals of most of...

The Latest: Data wiped from Crimea suspect's computer

Oct. 18, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Crimea school attack (all times local): 6:25 p.m. An official in Crimea says all information had been deleted from the computer of the teenager who killed 19 people at his vocational school. Russian state news agency Tass quoted Crimea's human rights ombudswoman as saying a...

Crimean leader says authorities are searching for possible accomplice in school attack, Russian news reports say

Oct. 18, 2018 5:23 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Crimean leader says authorities are searching for possible accomplice in school attack, Russian news reports say.

Student gunman kills 19, wounds 50 at school in Crimea

Oct. 17, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An 18-year-old student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoodie covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on Wednesday, killing 19 students and wounding more than 50 others before killing himself. It wasn't clear what prompted Vladislav Roslyakov,...

The Latest: Toll in Crimean school shooting rises to 19 dead

Oct. 17, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the deadly explosion at a college in Crimea (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Officials in Crimea say the casualty toll at a vocational school shooting in Kerch now stands at 19 dead and more than 50 wounded, many of them severely. Sergei Astrankin, the director of emergency medicine...

Top Russian official in Crimea says the attacker at a Crimean college was a student who has killed himself

Oct. 17, 2018 8:12 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Top Russian official in Crimea says the attacker at a Crimean college was a student who has killed himself.

The Kremlin says that Wednesday's deadly blast in the Russia-annexed Crimea could be a terrorist attack.

Oct. 17, 2018 6:49 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says that Wednesday's deadly blast in the Russia-annexed Crimea could be a terrorist attack.

2 die in fighter jet crash in Ukraine, US pilot "involved"

Oct. 16, 2018 7:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian fighter jet crashed during a joint exercise with U.S. and other NATO air forces Tuesday, killing both pilots, Ukraine's military said. The General Staff of Ukraine's armed forces said the two-seat Su-27UB went down in the Kmelnitskyi region. It said a rescue team found the jet's...