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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Titans defense hopes to shore things up against Bengals

Oct. 29, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel sees an opportunity to change directions Sunday in Cincinnati. His defense, one of the worst in the NFL, faces an offense that has already allowed a league-high 28 sacks and could be missing three starting offensive linemen. A mismatch? Perhaps. But at this point, Vrabel is more...

Black Lives Matter flags are displayed  outside the Town Hall on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 in Carrboro, N.C. The North Carolina State Board of Elections ordered the town of Carrboro to remove Black Lives Matter signs from its voting site after receiving complaints, but the town says the signs will stay put. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)

Town says Black Lives Matter signs to remain at polling site

Oct. 29, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina elections officials ordered a town to remove Black Lives Matter signs from its voting site at town hall, but town officials said the signs are staying put. In a letter dated Wednesday to Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle and town council members, elections board...

Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) breaks away from SMU linebacker Trevor Denbow (16) on a touchdown run during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Dallas. Cincinnati won 42-13 and Ridder finished with 179 yards rushing. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

No. 7 Cincinnati looks to avenge losses to Memphis

Oct. 29, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

Memphis (3-1, 2-1 American) at No. 7 Cincinnati (4-0, 2-0), Saturday at noon ET (ESPN). Line: Cincinnati by 6 1/2. Series record: Memphis leads 23-13. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Cincinnati is looking to avenge two losses to the Tigers in the span of eight days last season, including a 29-24 defeat in the American...

This inmate photo provided by the Knox County, Tenn., Sheriff shows Michael Anthony Gray Jr., who has been charged with murder and abuse involving children his parents adopted — just days after his parents pleaded not guilty to similar charges, according to a published report. A Knox County grand jury handed down charges Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, against Michael Anthony Gray Jr., 40, that included felony murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated child neglect and abuse of a corpse, WBIR-TV reported. (Knox County Sheriff via AP)

Man charged in case involving slain, abused adopted children

Oct. 29, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with murder and abuse involving children his parents adopted — just days after his parents pleaded not guilty to similar charges, according to a published report. A Knox County grand jury handed down charges Wednesday against Michael Anthony...

Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) throws a pass against Alabama during an NCAA college football game in Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Tennessee back to fundamentals to fix woes of 3-game skid

Oct. 29, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

The Tennessee Volunteers have been using their open date to take a very close look at themselves. The Volunteers (2-3) stumbled into their break having lost three straight games. Being routed by Georgia and Alabama could be expected, especially with the Crimson Tide already having won 13 straight in that...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison speaks at a campaign rally on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

In South, most Black Senate candidates since Reconstruction

Oct. 29, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate this year, the Deep South is fielding more Black candidates than it has since Reconstruction. In South Carolina, Jaime Harrison is raising a previously unfathomable amount of money in what has become a competitive fight to unseat one of the...

Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) breaks away from SMU linebacker Trevor Denbow (16) on a touchdown run during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Dallas. Cincinnati won 42-13 and Ridder finished with 179 yards rushing. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

No. 7 Cincinnati looks to avenge losses to Memphis

Oct. 29, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati played Memphis twice in a span of eight days last season, in the final regular-season game and again in the American Athletic Conference championship. Both games were close, but both were losses for the Bearcats. “It comes down to the last six minutes in both those...

Titans head to Cincinnati hoping to rebound from 1st loss

Oct. 29, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

TENNESEE (5-1) at CINCINNATI (1-5-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Titans by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Titans 2-4, Bengals 5-1 SERIES RECORD - Titans lead 40-34-1 LAST MEETING - Titans beat Bengals 24-20 on Nov. 12, 2017 in Nashville LAST WEEK - Titans lost to Steelers 27-24; Bengals lost to Browns 37-34...

Women wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk along a moving bus on a street in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China says latest outbreak appears contained

Oct. 28, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

BEIJING — Officials in the northwestern China region of Xinjiang say they believe they have contained the country’s latest coronavirus outbreak. Xinjiang reported 23 new confirmed cases Thursday, all involving people who had initially tested positive but displayed no symptoms. It was the second...

This photo provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol shows the scene of deadly crash involving a utility vehicle and a school bus carrying children on Tuesday evening, Oct. 27, 2020, in Decatur, Tenn. (Tennessee Highway Patrol via AP)

NTSB investigating crash that killed school bus driver, girl

Oct. 28, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — Federal and state authorities on Wednesday investigated a crash between a school bus carrying 24 children and a utility vehicle that killed the bus driver and a 7-year-old girl in eastern Tennessee. Eight other children were injured when the utility vehicle and the bus collided on...