Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killedMIAMI (AP) ? The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander Jose Fernandez.
AP-GfK poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership
India's Ashwin second fastest to 200 Test wickets
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday became the second fastest bowler to claim 200 Test wickets, achieving the milestone in his 37th match. Ashwin is just behind former Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett who took 36 Tests to achieve the feat, and ahead of greats Waqar Younis of Pakistan and Australia's Dennis Lillee who both took 38 Tests. Ashwin reached 200 by dimissing New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson in Kanpur, where India are playing their 500th Test.
The Latest: Protests expected around Charlotte Panthers game
The Latest on protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the fatal police shooting of a black man (all times local): ___ 8:45 a.m. Police are taking special security precautions in anticipation of protests ...
Swiss vote to grant new powers to intelligence services
GENEVA (AP) ? Swiss voters granted new powers Sunday to the country's intelligence services, allowing them to track internet activity, snoop on email and tap phones to better fight spies, criminal hackers and violent extremists.
Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son's organ donationWASHINGTON (AP) ? An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas' tissue for scientific research ? his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood.
Marquez wins Aragon MotoGP to extend points leadALCANIZ, Spain (AP) ? Marc Marquez extended his lead of the MotoGP championship after winning the Aragon Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday.
Police: 5 shot, 1 killed, after argument at Illinois partyCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) ? Authorities say five people were shot, one of them fatally, in two separate overnight shootings within minutes of each other in the eastern Illinois city of Champaign.
Bosnian Serbs to hold disputed vote amid ethnic tensions
By Gordana Katana BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Bosnian Serbs vote on Sunday in a referendum over a disputed national holiday, defying Bosnia's highest court and Western pressure to call off a process that risks stoking ethnic tensions in the divided Balkan country. The referendum, on whether to mark Jan. 9 as "Statehood Day" in the Serb Republic part of Bosnia, will be the first since the 1992 vote on secession from Yugoslavia that ignited three years of ethnic war in which 100,000 were killed. The Sarajevo-based Constitutional Court has ruled that the holiday would be illegal because it coincides with a Serbian Orthodox Christian holiday and so discriminates against Muslim Bosniaks and Catholic Croats living in the Serb Republic.
World's largest radio telescope starts operating in China
The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life. The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), nestled between hills in the mountainous region of Guizhou, began working around noon, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Built at a cost of 1.2 billion yuan ($180 million), the telescope dwarfs the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico as the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, with twice the sensitivity and a reflector as large as 30 football fields, it said.