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EXPLAINER: What will it take to get Brittney Griner home?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that WNBA star Brittney Griner has been convicted of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison, attention turns to the prospect of a prisoner swap between the United ...

Iman Shumpert arrested at Texas airport for pot possession

DALLAS (AP) — Former NBA player Iman Shumpert was arrested at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on Saturday for allegedly trying to bring six ounces of cannabis through security. ...

Christian flag in speech battle flies, briefly, over Boston

BOSTON (AP) — The Christian flag that became the focus of a free speech legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court was raised — briefly — outside Boston City Hall on Wednesday to cheers a...

Spain moves to replace Franco regime Offical Secrets Law

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government unveiled a proposed new Official Secrets Law on Monday, the first since the country returned to democracy in 1978. The current law was enacted i...

A look at pending legislation to protect same-sex marriages

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Respect for Marriage Act, now pending in the Senate, would ensure that same-sex marriages are still legally recognized nationwide if the Supreme Court were to overturn its 2015 O...

Austrian ex-vice chancellor acquitted in corruption trial

VIENNA (AP) — Former Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache was acquitted Friday in a corruption trial, the second he has faced since a scandal surrounding him brought down the country's gov...

Tennis player Nick Kyrgios' court date postponed by 3 weeks

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wimbledon tennis finalist Nick Kyrgios’ court date to face a common assault charge has been postponed by three weeks. The charge relates to an incident in ...

Louisiana abortion ban again blocked by judge

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Abortion clinics in Louisiana can continue operating while a lawsuit challenging the state’s near total ban on abortions is resolved, a state judge ruled Thursday. ...

Israel aims to stop Russian move against Jewish nonprofit

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister on Thursday said he would send a delegation to Moscow in hopes of halting a Russian order to shutter the operations of a major nonprofit organization that prom...

North Dakota's lawyers say July 28 abortion ban should stick

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A motion seeking to block enforcement of a so-called trigger law that would shut down North Dakota's lone abortion clinic should be denied because the law was administered properly ...

Officials: Starvation threat not over for Florida manatees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Fewer manatee deaths have been recorded so far this year in Florida compared to the record-setting numbers in 2021, but wildlife officials cautioned Wednesday that chronic ...

Italy: Genoa bridge trial opens 4 years after collapse

A trial over the collapse of a bridge in Genoa, Italy, begins on Thursday. A former a CEO of a company in charge of the motorway's maintenance and Italian infrastructure ministers are among those...

Court convicts Salah Abdeslam, 19 others, over 2015 Paris terror attacks

A Paris court on Wednesday found the main defendant in the 2015 terror attacks guilty of terrorism and murder charges and sentenced him to life in prison without parole. Salah Abdeslam is considered ...

Verdict in Paris terror trial: A further step in the healing process

For nearly 10 months, the area around the Justice Palace in central Paris has resembled a high-security zone, surrounded by metal fencing and guarded by hundreds of police officers in riot gear, polic...

Today in History: June 28, Treaty of Versailles is signed

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2022. There are 186 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June ...