TUSCALOOSA, Ala | Petty, Hall lead Alabama past No. 20 Ole Miss 74-53

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. —January 22, 2019— John Petty scored 15 points off the bench, and Donta Hall added 11 points and 10 rebounds for a school-record fourth straight double-double as Alabama defeated No. 20 Mississippi 74-53 on Tuesday night. Galin Smith matched his season high with 10 points for Alabama (12-6, 3-3 Southeastern Conference). Hall had … Continue reading TUSCALOOSA, Ala | Petty, Hall lead Alabama past No. 20 Ole Miss 74-53

LEESBURG, Va | Pulitzer Prize-winning author and humorist Russell Baker is dead at 93; wrote for NY Times, hosted ‘Masterpiece Theatre’

LEESBURG, Va. — January 22, 2019—Pulitzer Prize-winning author and humorist Russell Baker is dead at 93; wrote for NY Times, hosted ‘Masterpiece Theatre’ By Associated Press

SINGAPORE | Asian shares meander on worries over US-China trade talks

SINGAPORE — January 22, 2019—Asian markets were flat in subdued trading Wednesday as Japan reported weak export data and news surfaced of possible hiccups in China-U.S. trade talks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was less than 0.1 percent higher at 20,631.54 and South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.3 percent to 2,123.92. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares meander on worries over US-China trade talks

In ‘airports of the future’, everything new is old again

—January 22, 2019—(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Janet Bednarek, University of Dayton (THE CONVERSATION) As massive new airports open across Asia and the Middle East, U.S. airports are enhancing security checkpoints with technological gadgets to screen passengers and luggage more quickly. All these projects … Continue reading In ‘airports of the future’, everything new is old again

LOS ANGELES | Latest: Los Angeles teachers OK contract, will end strike

LOS ANGELES—January 22, 2019—The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 8 p.m. Los Angeles teachers have approved a contract deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation’s second-largest district. Although all votes haven’t been counted, the union said Tuesday evening that a “supermajority” of its … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Latest: Los Angeles teachers OK contract, will end strike

TOKYO | Japan exports sink 3.8 pct in Dec, hit by China slowdown

TOKYO —January 22, 2019—Japan’s exports fell 3.8 percent in December from a year earlier, hit by slowing demand in China, as the trade balance shifted back into deficit for the year, the government reported Tuesday. For the year, imports outpaced the rise in exports, leaving a trade deficit for the first time in three years, … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan exports sink 3.8 pct in Dec, hit by China slowdown

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Serena Williams takes Australian QF to 3rd set

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 22, 2019—The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Serena Williams is back level at one set-all in her Australian Open quarterfinal against seventh-seeded Karolina Pliskova. The match went to a deciding third set after Williams clinched the second set 6-4 by breaking Pliskova’s serve. Pliskova, the … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Serena Williams takes Australian QF to 3rd set