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Griner, Whelan families to meet Biden amid US-Russia talks

By Eric Tucker, Associated Press President Joe Biden plans to meet at the White House on Friday with family members of WNBA star Brittney Griner...

WNBA’s Griner Convicted at Drug Trial, Sentenced to 9 Years

By Jim Heintz, Associated Press The 31-year-old Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympic champion and a eight-time all-star with the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, listened with a...

EXPLAINER: Is Griner’s Guilty Plea a Step Toward Freedom?

By Jim Heintz, Associated Press But Russian courts often move slowly, Russian resentment over the high-profile case could obstruct a deal and the fate of...

WNBA’s Griner Pleads Guilty at Her Drug Trial in Russia

American basketball star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty Thursday, June 7, to drug possession charges on the second day of her trial in a Russian...

War in Ukraine Adds to Food Price Hikes, Hunger in Africa

By Omar Faruk and Krista Larson, Associated Press Nearly all the wheat sold in Somalia comes from Ukraine and Russia, which have halted exports through...