WNBA star Brittney Griner freed in U.S.-Russia prisoner swap
Russia freed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic prisoner exchange, as the U.S. released notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout but failed to win freedom for another American, Paul Whelan, who has been jailed for nearly four years. The swap, at a time of heightened tensions over Ukraine, achieved a top goal for President Joe Biden but carried a heavy price.
Trump blowback could carry less bite in 2024 for some in GOPDonald Trump's attacks on fellow Republican David McCormick contributed to the former hedge fund manager's loss in Pennsylvania's Senate primary. Now, as McCormick considers running again for the Senate, Trump's derision may not be such a liability.
China's looser anti-COVID measures met with relief, cautionPeople across China reacted with relief and caution Thursday to the dramatic government decision to loosen some of the world's most severe COVID-19 restrictions.
Yellen, Malerba become 1st female pair to sign U.S. currencyTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday helped mark a milestone in U.S. history when she held up a newly minted $5 bill signed for the first time ever by two women.
Harry-Meghan doc offers sweeping indictment of tabloid pressPrince Harry and his wife, Meghan, offered a sweeping indictment of Britain's media and the racism they believe has fueled coverage of their relationship in a Netflix documentary series that promises to tell the "full story" of the couple's estrangement from the royal family.
'I need ammunition, not a ride': Zelenskyy quip leads 2022 notable quote listA tart retort by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to a U.S. offer of help and a call by former U.S. President Donald Trump for the "termination" of parts of the Constitution top a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotations of 2022.
Bill protecting same-sex, interracial unions clears CongressThe House gave final approval Thursday to legislation protecting same-sex marriages, a monumental step in a decadeslong battle for nationwide recognition of such unions that reflects a stunning turnaround in societal attitudes.
Iran executes first known prisoner arrested in protestsIran said Thursday it executed a prisoner convicted for a crime allegedly committed during the country's ongoing nationwide protests, the first such death penalty carried out by Tehran.
Ousted Peru leader appears in court to face rebellion chargePeru's stunning political crisis grinded forward Thursday, as former President Pedro Castillo appeared in court following a failed attempt to close a hostile congress and his successor looked for ways to unite the country behind institutions gutted by endemic corruption and mistrust.
Schumer reelected Senate leader after Dems expand majoritySen. Chuck Schumer was unanimously elected Thursday for another term as Senate Democratic leader, helming a bolstered 51-seat majority for a new era of divided government in Congress but intent on "getting things done" for the country.
Scrutiny of Ukraine church draws praise, fear of overreachAfter its searches of holy sites belonging to Ukraine's historic Orthodox church, the nation's security agency posted photos of evidence it recovered -- including rubles, Russian passports and leaflets with messages from the Moscow patriarch. Supporters and detractors of the church debate whether such items are innocuous -- or increase suspicions the church is a nest of pro-Russian propaganda and intelligence-gathering.
Report: Classified items found at Trump storage unit in FloridaAt least two items marked as classified were found in a storage unit in West Palm Beach, Florida, after lawyers for former President Donald Trump arranged for a firm to search for additional classified material, according to a published report Wednesday. The items were provided to the FBI.
China eases anti-COVID measures following protestsChina rolled back rules on isolating people with COVID-19 and dropped virus test requirements for some public places Wednesday in a dramatic change to a strategy that confined millions of people to their homes and sparked protests and demands for President Xi Jinping to resign.
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