Russian constitution change ends hopes for gay marriage

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — At the Lagutenko wedding in 2017, the couple exchanged vows, rings and kisses in front of friends and relatives, then took a traditional drive in a limousine, stopping at landmarks for photos. But because they were…

Nelson Mandela’s daughter, Zindzi Mandela, has died at 59

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African president and liberation hero Nelson Mandela, has died, Nelson Mandela Foundation confirmed on Monday. Zindzi Mandela, whose mother was anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, rose to international prominence when she read out Nelson Mandela’s…

Conservative Polish president re-elected in tight race

WARSAW, Poland — Polish President Andrzej Duda, a conservative who ran a campaign with homophobic and anti-Semitic overtones, narrowly won a second five-year term in a bitterly fought weekend election, defeating the liberal Warsaw mayor, according to a near-complete count…

Mexico surpasses Italy to post world’s fourth-highest coronavirus death toll

MEXICO CITY—Deaths in Mexico from the coronavirus pandemic rose above 35,000 on Sunday, with the Latin American country overtaking Italy for the world’s fourth-highest death total, according to Reuters data. But leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday…

Bollywood stars diagnosed with COVID-19 as WHO registers record global cases

Bollywood actors are treated like royalty in India, but the country has learned in the past few days that they are not immune to COVID-19. The coronavirus outbreak sweeping the country, where nearly 850,000 cases have been confirmed, saw three…

Yemeni Houthis say they hit Saudi oil facility in drone, missile attack

DUBAI — Yemeni Houthi forces hit a large oil facility in the southern Saudi Arabian city of Jizan in drone and missile attacks overnight, a Houthi military spokesman said on Monday. The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis said earlier it…

Wiseman is new blueprint for evaluating bluechip prospects

The closest thing you will find to a consensus No. 1 prospect in the 2020 NBA Draft is James Wiseman. In a year where every top prospect has warts, Wiseman’s athleticism given his size and his measureables makes it easy…

Man City win appeal against UEFA Champions League ban

Manchester City have won their appeal against their two-year ban from UEFA competitions and will play in the Champions League next season. [ MORE: New PL TV schedule ] The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said that most of…

Report: Blue Jays looking into playing in Buffalo for 2020 season

The Buffalo Blue Jays? Is that a thing? Maybe. The Toronto Blue Jays are, officially, set to begin their season at Rogers Centre in Toronto on July 29. Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, however, reports that they are looking…

Winners, losers from Sunday’s Kentucky Cup race

WINNERS Cole Custer — He entered Sunday’s race well out of a playoff spot at 25th in the points. He took advantage of a series of events in the final laps to score a dramatic victory and earn a playoff…