CINCINNATI | Bengals fire defensive coordinator, Jackson re-joining staff

CINCINNATI — Marvin Lewis got the Bengals’ head coaching job because of his reputation for defensive excellence. He’s now in charge of trying to resuscitate a historically bad unit and pulling Cincinnati’s season back from the brink. The Bengals fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Monday, a day after a 51-14 loss to the Saints … Continue reading CINCINNATI | Bengals fire defensive coordinator, Jackson re-joining staff

SANTA CLARA, Calif. | Manning’s late TD pass leads Giants past 49ers 27-23

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Eli Manning threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left and the New York Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the San Francisco 49ers 27-23 on Monday night. “It meams a lot,” Manning said. “That’s what I told the guys this week. We’ve worked too … Continue reading SANTA CLARA, Calif. | Manning’s late TD pass leads Giants past 49ers 27-23

Centrist Democrat Kyrsten Sinema flips Arizona Senate seat

In a year of liberal challenges to President Donald Trump, an avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party’s biggest coup — flipping a red state’s U.S. Senate seat. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won the Arizona Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake. The race against Republican Rep. Martha McSally was tight enough that a winner wasn’t … Continue reading Centrist Democrat Kyrsten Sinema flips Arizona Senate seat

US colleges attracting fewer new students from abroad

The number of foreign students heading to U.S. colleges and universities fell again last year, the second straight decline after more than a decade of growth, a new report finds. Enrollment of new international students dropped by about 7 percent in fall 2017, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the State Department and … Continue reading US colleges attracting fewer new students from abroad

BEIJING | Asian stocks sink after Wall Street tech sell-off

BEIJING  — Asian stocks sank Tuesday after a tech sell-off dragged Wall Street lower. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 tumbled 3.2 percent to 21,554.45 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 1.1 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index was off 0.2 percent at 2,625.37 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 gave up 1.9 percent to 5,825.60. Seoul’s Kospi retreated … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks sink after Wall Street tech sell-off

BEIJING | China postpones on allowing tiger bone, rhino horn trading

BEIJING — China is postponing its decision to allow trading in tiger and rhinoceros parts a bare two weeks after the easing of the ban had raised fears the country was giving legal cover to poaching and smuggling of endangered wildlife. The official Xinhua News Agency quoted Cabinet official Ding Xuedong as saying Monday that … Continue reading BEIJING | China postpones on allowing tiger bone, rhino horn trading

TOKYO | AP Interview: US VP’s wife champions art therapy in Japan

TOKYO— Karen Pence, the vice president’s wife, announced Tuesday a $54,000 U.S. grant to Tsukuba University in Japan for studying art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has championed under the Trump administration. Pence was in Japan while accompanying her husband, Mike Pence, on a trip through Asia for a series of meetings, including … Continue reading TOKYO | AP Interview: US VP’s wife champions art therapy in Japan

PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: Southern California buildings burned top 400

PARADISE, Calif. — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Authorities picking their way through burned-out neighborhoods say a Southern California wildfire has now destroyed at least 435 buildings, most of them homes. The new figures released Monday evening come as a wildfire continues to burn its way through scenic but … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: Southern California buildings burned top 400