Russian court schedules start of Brittney Griner’s trial for Friday, her lawyer says

A Russian court on Monday scheduled Brittney Griner's trial to start Friday, according to her lawyer, and ruled the WNBA star's detention be extended six months pending its outcome. Griner --...

Supreme Court declines to revisit landmark First Amendment decision, leaving higher bar for libel...

The Supreme Court has declined to revisit the landmark First Amendment decision in New York Times v. Sullivan, a 1964 ruling that created a higher bar for public figures to...

Russian missile strike hits shopping mall with more than 1,000 people inside, Ukraine says

Ukraine said it feared scores of civilians might be dead or injured after a Russian missile strike hit a crowded shopping mall in the center of the country Monday. More than 1,000...

A woman’s brutal killing shocks the Arab world

The brutal killing of a young woman in broad daylight on an Egyptian street has shocked the Arab world, bringing the country's gender-based violence crisis into the spotlight. Naira Ashraf, 21, was...

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, doing away with half-century of precedent

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion, a momentous break from a half-century of rulings on one...

Ukrainian forces to retreat from key city as Russia advances in east

Ukrainian forces will retreat from a key eastern city after weeks of bombardment and battles with invading Russian forces, a local official said Friday. The regional governor, Serhiy Haidai, previously said troops defending...

House passes landmark gun legislation, sending it to Biden to sign into law

WASHINGTON — The House passed the most sweeping legislation designed to prevent gun violence in nearly 30 years on Friday, sending the bill to President Joe Biden's desk to be signed into law. The bill...

Supreme Court says Constitution protects right to carry a gun outside the home

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York gun law enacted more than a century ago that places restrictions on carrying a concealed handgun outside the home -- an...

Biden to call on Congress to approve a 3-month gas tax holiday

President Joe Biden on Wednesday will call on Congress to pass legislation creating a federal tax holiday on gas and diesel fuel for three months in an effort to lower prices at the...

Russia closes in on key twin cities as Ukraine suffers eastern setback

Russia appears to have dealt Ukraine a significant setback in the battle for the country’s east, breaking through the defenses around a key city and opening the possibility that Kyiv’s troops in the area...