• Italian tennis players have life bans lifted in fixing case

    ROME (AP) — Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace have had their life bans for match-fixing lifted by the Italian tennis federation.

  • Turkey: Kurdish rebels declare temporary cease-fire

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels have declared a temporary cease-fire ahead of Turkey’s Nov. 1 election.

  • In this image made from video, participants in a peace rally react as an explosion happens behind them, in Ankara, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. Two explosions on Saturday targeted a peace rally by opposition supporters and Kurdish activists in Ankara, killing 86 people and wounding 186. The moment of one of the blast was caught on camera. Turkey's prime minister says the attacks likely were suicide bombings. Ahmet Davutoglu also declared a three-day official mourning period for the victims. (Dokuz8Haber via AP Video)     TURKEY OUT    -   ONLINE OUT     -    NO SALES     -    NO ARCHIVES

    30 killed, 126 injured in Ankara bomb attacks

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Nearly simultaneous explosions targeted a Turkish peace rally Saturday in Ankara, killing at least 95 people and wounding hundreds in Turkey’s deadliest attack in years — one that threatens to inflame the nation’s ethnic tensions.

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    Today is Sunday, October 11, the 284th day of 2015. There are 81 days left in the year.

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter speaks during a press conference held with Britain's Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon, at Lancaster house in London, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    US weighing Russian response on Syria flight safety

    ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Russian leaders have responded to a proposed draft of safety guidelines for military aircraft flying missions in the increasingly crowded skies over Syria, the Pentagon said Friday.

  • Spain's  Paco Alcantara, left, celebrates his second goal after scoring against Luxembourg,  during their Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match, Group C, between Spain and Luxembourg, at Las Gaunas stadium in Logrono, northern Spain, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

    Spain and Switzerland secure spots in Euro 2016

    MADRID (AP) — Spain will defend its European Championship title next year, while Switzerland is returning to the tournament for the first time since co-hosting it eight years ago.

  • Moldova's Vitalie Bordian, left, and Alexandru Onica, center, challenge Russia's Pavel Mamaev, right, during the Euro 2016 group G, qualifying match between Moldova and Russia, at the Zimbru Stadium, in Chisinau, Moldova, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Roveliu Buga)

    Russia beats Moldova to close in on Euro 2016 place

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Russia took a big step toward qualifying for Euro 2016 on Friday as a 2-1 win over Moldova strengthened its hold on second place in Group G.

  • England’s Theo Walcott, left, scores the opening goal during the Euro 2016 Group E qualifying soccer match between England and Estonia at Wembley stadium in London, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 . (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Switzerland joins England in qualifying for Euro 2016

    LONDON (AP) — Switzerland will return to the European Championship for the first time since co-hosting the tournament eight years earlier after thrashing San Marino 7-0 on Friday with seven different scorers.

  • Spain's Santi Cazorla, second left, celebrates with teammates after scoring during their Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match, Group C, between Spain and Luxembourg, at Las Gaunas stadium in Logrono, northern Spain, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

    Spain clinches Euro 2016 spot with 4-0 win over Luxembourg

    LOGRONO, Spain (AP) — Santi Cazorla and Paco Alcacer scored two goals each to help Spain beat Luxembourg 4-0 on Friday and secure a spot for the holders in next year’s European Championship.

  • In this March 24, 2015 file photo UEFA President Michel Platini speaks during a news conference at the end of the 39th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna, Austria. On Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 file photo FIFA provisionally banned UEFA President Michel Platini for 90 days.(AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file)

    Platini retains UEFA title, with no interim leader in place

    LONDON (AP) — Still defiant, UEFA is standing by its man.