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Brittney Griner back home in US after Russian prisoner swap

Brittney Griner back home in US after Russian prisoner swap

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Brittney Griner returned to the United States early Friday, nearly 10 months after the basketball star’s detention in Russia made her the most high-profile American jailed abroad and set off a political firestorm.

Thursday's Sports In Brief

PRO BASKETBALL WASHINGTON (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner headed home Thursday night, freed from Russian prison in exchange for the U.S.
Brittney Griner's release celebrated by basketball world

Brittney Griner's release celebrated by basketball world

Brittney Griner's loved ones and extended basketball family were ecstatic when news broke Thursday about her release from a Russian prison and that she was on her way back to the United States.

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EST

Griner freed: WNBA star swapped for Russian, heads home WASHINGTON (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner headed home Thursday night, freed from Russian prison in exchange for the U.S.
'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout now part of a deal himself

'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout now part of a deal himself

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who returned home Thursday in a swap for WNBA star Brittney Griner , is widely known abroad as the “Merchant of Death” who fueled some of the world’s worst conflicts.
Russian parliament displays art by Griner case figure Bout

Russian parliament displays art by Griner case figure Bout

MOSCOW (AP) — A show of prison artwork by Viktor Bout , the Russian arms trader serving 25 years in the United States and the focus of speculation about a prisoner swap that could free WNBA star Brittney Griner , opened Tuesday at the upper chamber o
House passes defense bill scrapping COVID vaccine mandate

House passes defense bill scrapping COVID vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to rescind the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the U.S.
Awash in illegal marijuana, Oregon looks at toughening laws

Awash in illegal marijuana, Oregon looks at toughening laws

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 2014, Oregon voters approved a ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana after being told it would eliminate problems caused by “uncontrolled manufacture” of the drug. Illegal production of marijuana has instead exploded.
WNBA star Griner freed in swap for Russian arms dealer Bout

WNBA star Griner freed in swap for Russian arms dealer Bout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia freed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a high-profile prisoner exchange, as the U.S.
St. Louis mayor appoints commission to consider reparations

St. Louis mayor appoints commission to consider reparations

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones is appointing a reparations commission that will “recommend a proposal to begin repairing the harms that have been inflicted” by slavery, segregation and racism. St.
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