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MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian military official says an analysis of a flight recorder from the Russian military plane that crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday has shown that there was no explosion on board. All 92 people on board were killed when the plane crashed just minutes after taking off from the Russian city of Sochi. The plane was headed to Syria with dozens of members of the world-famous Russian army choir.
UNDATED (AP) — Hollywood is mourning legend Debbie Reynolds, who died a day after the death of her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher. Ellen DeGeneres tweets, "I can't imagine what Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' family are going through this week. I send all of my love." Carol Channing says Reynolds "was beautiful and generous."
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (doo-TEHR'-tay) is blaming a drug feud for a bombing that wounded at least 32 people watching an amateur boxing match in the central part of the country. Duterte has led a brutal crackdown against illegal drugs since he took office in June. Police say two of three mortar rounds were remotely set off by cellphone last night as people watched a boxing match in Leyte (LAY'-tay) province.
ABRAKA, Nigeria (AP) — Police in Nigeria say they've arrested a leader of oil militants and have seized explosives they say he plotted to use to bomb a bustling bridge in Lagos (LAY'-gohs), the country's commercial hub. Police say the man in custody has identified others still at large who are "planning a series of attacks on government infrastructures and facilities in Lagos state."
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly fell in thin trading today, taking their cues from a slide on Wall Street yesterday. A stronger yen helped send Japanese stocks lower. Wall Street is expected to open lower, with Dow futures down nearly 0.1 percent and S&P futures down 0.05 percent.
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