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Griner swap reveals dilemma US faces in freeing detainees

Griner swap reveals dilemma US faces in freeing detainees

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Taliban drug lord convicted in a vast heroin trafficking conspiracy. A Russian pilot imprisoned for a scheme to distribute cocaine across the world.
Extinction risk to wild species must be eliminated by 2050: Conservation group

Extinction risk to wild species must be eliminated by 2050: Conservation group

OTTAWA — A successful new agreement to protect nature would be one that eliminates the threat of extinction for all species by 2050, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said Friday.
US: Russia, Iran moving toward full defense ‘partnership’

US: Russia, Iran moving toward full defense ‘partnership’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is accusing Russia of moving to provide advanced military assistance to Iran, including air defense systems, helicopters and fighter jets, part of deepening cooperation between the two nations as Tehran prov
American, JetBlue expand deal that US is trying to kill

American, JetBlue expand deal that US is trying to kill

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are pushing ahead with an expansion of their partnership in the Northeast, even as a federal judge considers the government’s attempt to kill the deal .

Governor's race broke Pennsylvania campaign spending record

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Spending in Pennsylvania’s 2022 gubernatorial race blew past the record set eight years ago, topping $110 million largely because of Democrat Josh Shapiro's powerhouse fundraising in a race that took on national significance.
Quebec adopts law making oath to King optional for elected members

Quebec adopts law making oath to King optional for elected members

MONTREAL — The oath of allegiance to the monarch that has long rankled Quebec sovereigntist politicians is a thing of the past after the provincial legislature passed a law on Friday abolishing the requirement for its elected members.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.; NASA Johnson Space Center Director Vanessa Wyche. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.
Oregon lawsuit spotlights destruction of Black neighborhoods

Oregon lawsuit spotlights destruction of Black neighborhoods

Bobby Fouther's childhood home is now a parking lot, the two-story, shingle-sided house having been demolished in the 1960s along with many other properties in a predominantly Black neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.
Haitians rally for interim government, but split on military intervention: experts

Haitians rally for interim government, but split on military intervention: experts

OTTAWA — Though citizen and business groups in Haiti are split on the idea of a military intervention amid humanitarian and political crises, experts warned Canadian members of Parliament Friday that the country is in dire need.
Reports: Many security lapses led to Texas inmate's escape

Reports: Many security lapses led to Texas inmate's escape

HOUSTON (AP) — A multitude of security lapses such as inadequate strip searches, poorly applied restraints, a staffing shortage and an environment where correctional officers became complacent created the conditions that led to the May escape of a Te
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