• In this video frame grab taken Saturday Aug. 20, 2016 in Tyumen, Russia, a 16-year-old cat called Rosinka, carries a three-week-old baby monkey on her back. Russian cat has adopted a baby squirrel monkey after he was abandoned by his mother at a zoo, comforting the little primate by letting him cling to her back for warmth. (AP Photo)

    Russian cat adopts abandoned baby squirrel monkey from zoo

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian cat has adopted a baby squirrel monkey after he was abandoned by his mother at a zoo, comforting the little primate by letting him cling to her back for warmth.

    Updated: 1:09 pm

  • Sports court confirms Russia ban from Rio Paralympics

    GENEVA (AP) — Two days after Russia finished fourth in the Olympic medal table, its Paralympic team was barred from the next big games in Rio de Janeiro as punishment for a state-backed doping program.

    Updated: 9:24 am

  • Sports court confirms Russia’s ban from Paralympic Games over state-backed doping program

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Sports court confirms Russia’s ban from Paralympic Games over state-backed doping program.

  • Investigator of Russian doping to speak at FIFA-hosted event

    ZURICH (AP) — The investigator who detailed Russia’s state-backed doping program will speak at a FIFA-hosted conference on ethics in sport next month.

  • Vesnina, Bouchard win opening matches at Connecticut Open

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki is out of the Connecticut Open.

  • Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike waves the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Tokyo prepares for 2020, facing rising costs and new sports

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is preparing for a strenuous workout with the next Summer Olympics headed her way.

  • Halilovic scores on Hamburg debut to secure German Cup win

    BERLIN (AP) — Croatia midfielder Alen Halilovic came off the bench to score on his competitive debut as Hamburger SV beat third-division FSV Zwickau 1-0 in the first round of the German Cup on Monday.

  • FILE -- In this on Tuesday Aug. 16, 2016 frame grab provided by Russian Defence Ministry press service, aRussian long range bomber Tu-22M3 flies during an air strike over the Aleppo region of Syria. Iran’s Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan was quoted by State TV website Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, as saying an announcement by Russia on using an Iranian airbase to attack Syrian militants was “a kind of show off and ungentlemanly.” The remarks suggest that the operation was not supposed to get public by either side. (Russian Defence Ministry Press Service photo via AP, File)

    Iran: Russia has stopped using Iran base for Syria strikes

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Russia has stopped using an Iranian air base for launching airstrikes on Syria for the time being, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday, just hours after the Iranian defense minister criticized Moscow for having “kind of show-off and ungentlemanly” attitude by publicizing their actions.

  • Clarification: Holocaust-Drawing Returned story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 18, The Associated Press reported that the National Gallery of Art was returning a drawing to the heirs of a woman forced to sell it before she was deported to a concentration camp in Poland. The story should have made clear that the concentration camp was run by Nazi Germany, which had occupied Poland at the time.

  • Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel review the honor guard at Naples' Capodichino international airport, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. The leaders of Italy, France and Germany headed Monday to one of the birthplaces of European unity in a symbolic bid to relaunch the European project following Britain's decision to leave the EU. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

    Italy, German, French pay tribute at EU symbolic birthplace

    VENTOTENE, Italy (AP) — The leaders of Italy, France and Germany vowed Monday to improve Europe’s defense and economic prospects as they paid tribute to one of the founding fathers of European unity in a symbolic bid to relaunch the EU after Britain’s vote to leave.