CINCINNATI | David Bell hired as Cincinnati Reds manager

CINCINNATI  — David Bell has been hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and last-place finish in the NL Central. The Reds said Sunday he has been given a three-year contract that includes a team option for 2022. The 46-year-old Cincinnati native … Continue reading CINCINNATI | David Bell hired as Cincinnati Reds manager

WASHINGTON | Who follows Speaker Ryan? Battle for power looms in GOP

WASHINGTON — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan. President Donald Trump has signaled he’d be happy with next-in-line Kevin … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Who follows Speaker Ryan? Battle for power looms in GOP

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Mixed reaction in Congress to Trump treaty move

WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s decision to pull the U.S. from an arms control agreement with Russia (all times local): 10:45 a.m. There doesn’t seem to be a consensus in Congress about whether President Donald Trump is making the right move when he says he will withdraw the United States from an arms … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Mixed reaction in Congress to Trump treaty move

PARIS | Student threatens teacher with fake gun outside Paris

PARIS  — France’s president has called for stronger punishments for students who threaten teachers after a pupil brandished a fake gun in a classroom. A video that went viral earlier this week showed the student standing in a classroom outside Paris threatening his teacher with the fake gun as he tried to force her to … Continue reading PARIS | Student threatens teacher with fake gun outside Paris

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico | Migrant caravan swells to 5,000 resumes advance toward US

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico  — Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico. Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast … Continue reading CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico | Migrant caravan swells to 5,000 resumes advance toward US

ISTANBUL  | The Latest: Corker says Saudi prince behind writer killing

ISTANBUL  — The Latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his country’s consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 4:35 p.m. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “crossed a line” in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and must pay … Continue reading ISTANBUL  | The Latest: Corker says Saudi prince behind writer killing

LONDON | Ferry collides with yachts, runs aground near Isle of Wight

LONDON  — A ferry collided with several yachts and ran aground while trying to berth at a harbor on the Isle of Wight off southern England on Sunday, officials and the ferry company said. The accident took place early Sunday when the ferry was sailing from Southampton to East Cowes and was trying to berth … Continue reading LONDON | Ferry collides with yachts, runs aground near Isle of Wight

BEIRUT | Monitor: Blast in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib kills 3

BEIRUT — A Syrian war monitor and an opposition paramedics group say an explosion in the rebel-held northwestern city of Idlib has killed at least three people and wounded others. The Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, said Sunday’s blast occurred near a mosque killing three people, including a child. The Britain-based Syrian … Continue reading BEIRUT | Monitor: Blast in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib kills 3