• Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, walks in the paddock after the qualifying session for Sunday's Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom racetrack, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Hamilton feeling helpless as car trouble strikes again

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton just can’t catch a break, and it’s left him feeling helpless.

  • Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, of Germany, celebrates after setting the pole position during the qualifying session for Sunday's Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom racetrack, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Hamilton fastest in 3rd practice for Russian Grand Prix

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Formula One leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Russian Grand Prix while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton was 10th after another car failure ended his qualifying session early on Saturday.

  • Formula One reaches deal on making engines cheaper

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Formula One bosses have reached a deal to make engines cheaper and more standardized starting next season, which will help smaller teams, the FIA said Friday.

  • In this photo taken on Thursday, April  7, 2016, an old man fishes in a lake that connects to the nearby Techa River, near the village of Muslyumovo, Chelyabinsk region, Russia, which is polluted with radioactive waste from Mayak nuclear plant. Mayak has been responsible for at least two of the country’s biggest radioactive accidents. Worse, environmentalists say, is the facility’s decades-old record of using the Arctic-bound waters of the Techa River to dump waste from reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, hundreds of tons of which is imported annually from neighboring nations. (AP Photo/Katherine Jacobsen)

    Russia’s nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river

    MUSLYUMOVO, Russia (AP) — At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime’s exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.

  • Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany watches a monitor sitting in his car in the pit during the first practice session at the 'Sochi Autodrom' Formula One circuit , in Sochi, Russia, Friday, April 29, 2016. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Rosberg tops 1st Russia GP practice as Red Bull tests canopy

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in the second practice session for the Russian Grand Prix, while Sebastian Vettel was second despite stopping his Ferrari on the track on Friday.

  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks at a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing, China, Friday, April 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea

    BEIJING (AP) — Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, particularly in Asia.

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain smiles to supporters during the autographs session with fans at the 'Sochi Autodrom' Formula One circuit, in Sochi, Russia, on Thursday, April 28, 2016.  The Russian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Hamilton expects tough challenge to make up gap on Rosberg

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — With the gap widening, Lewis Hamilton faces an increasingly tense Formula One title defense as his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg grows more confident by the race.

  • A Russian Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218 satellites lifts off from the launch pad at the new Vostochny Cosmodrome outside the city of Uglegorsk, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the city of Blagoveshchensk in the far eastern Amur region Thursday, April 28, 2016. The launch of the first rocket from Russia's new space facility has been delayed after a last-minute problem. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool Photo via AP)

    Russia launches 1st rocket from new space facility

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday successfully launched the first rocket from its new space facility after a last-minute delay the day before.

  • FILE-- In this Fiday April 22, 2016, file photo, UN special envoy for Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura, right, and his deputy Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy attend a meeting with the Syrian government delegation during Syria peace talks at the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland. A military buildup in northern Syria coupled with heavy fighting and mounting civilian casualties spells the end of a cease-fire that for two months brought much needed relief to war-stricken Syrians, ushering in what could be an even more ruinous chapter in the country's five-year-old conflict. (Fabrice Coffrini/Pool Photo via AP, File)

    UN envoy appeals to US, Russia to help Syria peace talks

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Syria appealed to the U.S. and Russia to intervene to help revive Syrian peace talks that sputtered to a pause Wednesday, saying a recent spike in fighting has overshadowed the talks and put an increasingly feeble truce in “great danger.”

  • In this Sunday, April 24, 2016, file photo made from video posted online by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, Civil Defense workers run after airstrikes and shelling hit Aleppo, Syria. A military buildup in northern Syria coupled with heavy fighting and mounting civilian casualties spells the end of a cease-fire that for two months brought much needed relief to war-stricken Syrians, ushering in what could be an even more ruinous chapter in the country's five-year-old conflict. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP video, File)

    Military buildup, fighting spells end of Syrian cease-fire

    BEIRUT (AP) — A military buildup in northern Syria, coupled with heavy fighting and mounting civilian casualties, spells the end of a cease-fire that for two months brought some relief to a war-weary country. The renewed violence is ushering in what could be an even more ruinous chapter in the 5-year-old conflict.