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In Ukraine heartland, politics second to money

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — In the roiling debate over eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatist attacks have turned increasingly bloody, neither the country’s richest man nor some of his dirt-poor compatriots have much time for patriotism, ethnic feuding or...
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40 years ago at French, Evert won 1st major title

AP Photo/Anonymous PARIS (AP) — Asked whether a particular moment stands out from her run to the 1974 French Open championship, the first of her 18 career Grand Slam singles titles, Chris Evert let out a loud laugh. “I’m embarrassed to say that my only memory is...

Police: Teen killed cabbie for rejecting his route

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old who believed he was being ripped off shot and killed a northeastern Pennsylvania cab driver who refused to take his shortcuts, police said. Aazis Richardson was charged with murder Friday night, hours after police said he shot...

AHL Playoff Glance

Wednesday, April 23: Springfield 3, Providence 2, OT Friday, April 25: Providence 2, Springfield 1, OT Saturday, April 26: Springfield 3, Providence 2 Tuesday, April 29: Providence 6, Springfield 3 Saturday, May 3: Providence 6, Springfield 3 Friday, April 25: Manchester 2,...

Frazier’s 3-run HR Leads Reds Over Cardinals 5-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — Todd Frazier needed one at-bat to get used to his new place in the order. Moved into the second spot as Cincinnati tries to get through its stretch of injuries, Frazier struck out his first time up against Shelby Miller. The next time, he had the swing that...

Frazier’s 3-run HR Leads Reds Over Cardinals 5-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — Todd Frazier needed one at-bat to get used to his new place in the order. Moved into the second spot as Cincinnati tries to get through its stretch of injuries, Frazier struck out his first time up against Shelby Miller. The next time, he had the swing that...

Midwest League

___ West Michigan 1, Dayton 0 Fort Wayne 17, Lansing 6 South Bend at Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m. Burlington 8, Peoria 3 Wisconsin at Beloit, 7:30 p.m. Clinton at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Quad Cities, 8 p.m. Lake County at Bowling Green, 8:05 p.m. West Michigan at Dayton,...

Frontier League

___ Traverse City 7, Windy City 4 Washington 7, Rockford 2 Florence at Schaumburg, 7:30 p.m. Road at Evansville, 7:35 p.m. Lake Erie at Southern Illinois, 8:05 p.m. Gateway at River City, 8:05 p.m. Normal at Joliet, 8:05 p.m. Florence at Schaumburg, 7 p.m. Rockford at Washington,...

AU: Tuareg rebels in north Mali sign cease-fire

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The African Union says ethnic Tuareg separatist rebels have signed a cease-fire deal after having pushed the Malian army out of Kidal. In a statement released late Friday, the African Union said that the agreement came following talks and a visit by...

Davis’ 4 RBIs Carry Orioles Past Indians 8-4

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis homered and had four RBIs, Adam Jones had three hits and scored three runs and the Baltimore Orioles beat Cleveland 8-4 Friday night to snap the Indians’ four-game winning streak. Nelson Cruz hit his 15th homer and Nick Markakis had four hits...