Trial for WNBA star Brittney Griner opens in Russian court

MOSCOW (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner went on trial Friday, 4 1/2 months after her arrest on charges of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for a Russian team, in a case that unfolded amid tense relations between Moscow and Washington . The Phoenix Mercury center and two-time US Olympic gold medalist … Read more

Twitter suspends Jordan Peterson for Elliot Page trans tweet

Jordan Peterson has reportedly been suspended from Twitter following a post about transgender actor Elliot Page that violated the platform’s rules “against hateful conduct.” screenshots posted online show the tweet in question from the Canadian clinical psychologist’s account, which reads: “Remember when pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell sentencing: Live updates

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-setting socialite who once consorted with royals, presidents and billionaires, was brought into a New York courtroom Tuesday in a prison uniform and with her ankles shackled to await her sentence for helping the financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. US District Judge Alison J. Nathan ruled … Read more

Ukrainian army leaving battered city for fortified positions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After weeks of ferocious fightingUkrainian forces have begun retreating from a besieged city in the country’s east to move to stronger positions, a regional official said Friday, the four-month mark in Russia’s invasion. The planned withdrawal from Sievierodonetsk, the administrative center of the Luhansk region, comes after relentless Russian bombardment that … Read more

Wife of WNBA’s Griner tells AP scheduled call never happened

WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the American embassy in Russia on the couple’s fourth anniversary Saturday, but they never connected since the phone line at the embassy was not staffed, Cherelle Griner said Monday . The couple has not spoken by phone in … Read more

Police: One dead, three injured in DC shooting

(NewsNation) — A shooting in the nation’s capital Sunday evening left a teenager dead and three others, including a police officer, injured. The DC Police Department reports that four people were shot in the area of ​​14th and U Street Northwest. One victim, a 15-year-old was killed. The others, including the officer, are in stable … Read more

My son survived 35-foot fall at Harry Styles concert — it’s a total miracle

If Marion Hawkins didn’t know it was her son who fell from a top-tier balcony at a Harry Styles concert, she would’ve thought it was a “blow-up doll.” The 39-year-old mother from Scotland is shocked — yet grateful — that her 20-year-old son, Dylan Wood, is “relatively unscathed” from his scary accident at the former … Read more

US judge dismisses Cristiano Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada woman has lost her bid in a US court to force international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to pay millions of dollars more than the $375,000 in hush money she received after claiming he raped her in Las Vegas in 2009. US District Judge Jennifer Dorsey in Las Vegas kicked … Read more