CINCINNATI | Hue Jackson back in Cincinnati, helping to run defense

CINCINNATI— Hue Jackson needed only a few weeks to land another job in the place where he’s always welcomed. The Bengals hired Jackson on Tuesday as a special assistant to head coach Marvin Lewis as he tries to resurrect Cincinnati’s historically bad defense. Lewis was fired by the Cleveland Browns last month after he won … Continue reading CINCINNATI | Hue Jackson back in Cincinnati, helping to run defense

LONDON | Anderson thrashes Nishikori to be on verge of ATP semis

LONDON— Kevin Anderson thrashed Kei Nishikori 6-0, 6-1 on Tuesday to move to the brink of the last four on his ATP Finals debut. The 32-year-old South African was on the verge of completing just the second whitewash in the competition’s history until Nishikori won the penultimate game. Anderson, who lost just eight points on … Continue reading LONDON | Anderson thrashes Nishikori to be on verge of ATP semis

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court to hear Virginia GOP’s districting appeal

WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court will hear an appeal by Virginia Republicans who are trying to preserve state legislative districts that have been struck down by a lower court as racially discriminatory. The court’s action Tuesday comes in a case involving 11 districts in the Virginia House of Delegates. Democratic voters accused majority Republicans of packing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court to hear Virginia GOP’s districting appeal

WASHINGTON | Lawmakers near deal on prison reform, but want Trump backing

WASHINGTON — Congressional aides and advocacy groups say lawmakers are close to an agreement on legislation designed to boost rehabilitation efforts for federal prisoners and give judges more discretion when sentencing non-violent offenders. Aides from both parties say moving ahead depends largely on President Donald Trump. A spokeswoman for Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin emphasizes there … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawmakers near deal on prison reform, but want Trump backing

WASHINGTON | Ginsburg, 85, improving after fall but misses court session

WASHINGTON— U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has missed a brief court session while recovering from a fall and broken ribs. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the 85-year-old justice would not join her colleagues Tuesday morning when the court took the bench. Arberg says Ginsburg “continues to improve and is working from home.” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ginsburg, 85, improving after fall but misses court session

United States | International Education Week Kicks Off With Record Number of Students Studying Abroad

United States – From November 12-16, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education are celebrating International Education Week (IEW) by encouraging Americans to seek opportunities to study abroad and welcoming international students to study in the United States. International education makes the United States stronger, forging lasting connections with peers in … Continue reading United States | International Education Week Kicks Off With Record Number of Students Studying Abroad

United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Japanese Vice Minister Takeo Akiba

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Japanese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba in Tokyo, Japan. During the meeting, the two reaffirmed the importance of the U.S.-Japan Alliance as the cornerstone of peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Japanese Vice Minister Takeo Akiba

United States | Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier Travels to Colombia

United States – Assistant Secretary Kimberly Breier will travel to Colombia November 13-17 to meet with President Duque and other senior Colombian officials. While in Colombia, Assistant Secretary Breier will participate in the official arrival ceremony of the USNS Comfort in Turbo. She will visit the border town of Cúcuta, where she will meet with … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier Travels to Colombia