MOSCOW | 10 of the wounded in Crimea shooting to be flown to Russia

MOSCOW — Russia’s health minister says at least 10 of the wounded in a shooting by a student at a vocational school in Crimea will be airlifted to hospitals in Russia. An 18-year-old student went on a shooting rampage at the school on the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, killing 19 … Continue reading MOSCOW | 10 of the wounded in Crimea shooting to be flown to Russia

ISTANBUL | Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when writer vanished

ISTANBUL — A pro-government Turkish newspaper has published surveillance video images showing a man who previously traveled with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s entourage to the United States walking into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there. The Sabah newspaper’s report on Thursday shows the man also later outside the Saudi … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when writer vanished

No. 6 Michigan needs to beat No. 24 Spartans to keep rolling

Here’s what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 6 Michigan at No. 24 Michigan State This is huge for Jim Harbaugh, whose team has won six straight and entered the top 10 for the first time this season. The Wolverines (6-1, 4-0 Big Ten) have established themselves as … Continue reading No. 6 Michigan needs to beat No. 24 Spartans to keep rolling

NEW YORK | NFL happy with more scoring, close games

NEW YORK — Plenty of scoring and close games are good for business in the NFL. Teams are scoring at a record pace. The number of points (4,489), touchdowns (504) and touchdown passes (328) are the most in league history through six weeks. And, games are coming down to the end. Sixty-nine percent of all … Continue reading NEW YORK | NFL happy with more scoring, close games

BRUSSELS | EU leaders plan to beef up borders to stop flow of migrants

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders are set to push ahead with plans to boost cooperation with North African countries and beef up the bloc’s borders in an effort to stop migrants entering Europe. A draft statement prepared for their summit Thursday emphasizes the need to step up cooperation with countries that people leave and transit … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU leaders plan to beef up borders to stop flow of migrants

MONTREAL | After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

MONTREAL — Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada’s biggest marijuana companies, but he isn’t sticking around to savor the country’s historic pot legalization. He’s off to Germany on Friday and Australia next week — a sign of what a leader Canada has become in the global pot industry, and of the … Continue reading MONTREAL | After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

SALINAS, Calif | Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California’s housing struggles

SALINAS, Calif. — Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn’t take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires. But to afford the mortgage on a $330,000 three-bedroom home she purchased in Salinas in 2015, Powers still must rent out the master bedroom for … Continue reading SALINAS, Calif | Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California’s housing struggles

HOUSTON | Fan interferes on possible Altuve HR in Astros 8-6 ALCS loss

HOUSTON — Jose Altuve was denied a potential two-run homer in the first inning for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series after fans reaching for the ball interfered with Mookie Betts’ attempt to make a leaping catch. Now Houston’s chances to repeat as World Series champion are nearly out of … Continue reading HOUSTON | Fan interferes on possible Altuve HR in Astros 8-6 ALCS loss