The world has been watching Russia and Ukraine since last week's downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet that killed 298 civilians. Even as investigators comb the contested site, Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought to blame Kiev for breaking a cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists. What should the U.S. do about this global hotspot? And is Putin soul-less, as Vice President Biden reportedly told the Russian leader, or just cynical?
In the American League, the Texas Rangers beat the sloppy New York Yankees 4-2 last night. Miles Mikolas earned his first win as a starter, pitching into the eighth inning. New York committed five errors — three by starting pitcher Shane Greene. Second baseman Brian Roberts and shortstop Derek Jeter made the other errors for the Yankees.