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Griner freed: WNBA star swapped for Russian, heads home

Dec. 08, 2022 21:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner headed home Thursday night, freed from Russian prison in exchange for the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout in the culmination of an eight-month saga of high diplomacy and dashed hopes. But the U.S....

US sending $275 million in military aid to Ukraine

Dec. 08, 2022 19:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending an additional $275 million in military aid to Ukraine, including large amounts of ammunition and high-tech systems that can be used to detect and counter drones in its ongoing war with Russia, according to U.S. officials.its ongoing war with Russia, according...

SpaceX gives rival's internet satellites ride to orbit

Dec. 08, 2022 18:51 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched internet satellites for a competitor Thursday, stepping in to help after the London-based OneWeb company halted its flights with Russia over the invasion of Ukraine. The Falcon rocket blasted off at sunset with 40 mini satellites bound...

Yellen, Malerba become 1st female pair to sign US currency

Dec. 08, 2022 16:26 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday helped mark a milestone in U.S. history when she held up a newly minted $5 bill signed for the first time ever by two women. Yellen's signature will appear alongside that of U.S. Treasurer Lynn Malerba, the first...

Ukraine: Russia put rocket launchers at nuclear power plant

Dec. 08, 2022 15:13 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces have installed multiple rocket launchers at Ukraine's shut-down Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Ukrainian officials claimed Thursday, raising fears Europe's largest atomic power station could be used as a base to fire on Ukrainian territory and heightening...

China's Xi at Saudi palace to meet royals on Mideast trip

Dec. 08, 2022 12:43 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping met on Thursday with Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince while on a visit to the kingdom, solidifying ties with a region crucial to his country's energy supplies as sanctions intensify on Russia over its war on Ukraine. ...

Pope weeps in Rome as he prays for peace in Ukraine

Dec. 08, 2022 10:46 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis wept Thursday in the center of Rome as he prayed for peace in Ukraine during an annual Christmas visit to venerate a statue of the Virgin Mary near the Spanish Steps. Francis leaned over and choked up, unable to speak precisely as he arrived at the part of...

Nobel laureate: No lasting peace in Ukraine without justice

Dec. 08, 2022 09:16 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — There will be no lasting peace in Ukraine until there is justice and human rights, the head of the Ukrainian Center for Civil Liberties said Thursday as she arrived in Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize with fellow human rights campaigners from Belarus and Russia. ...

Scrutiny of Ukraine church draws praise, fear of overreach

Dec. 08, 2022 02:23 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After its searches of holy sites belonging to Ukraine’s historic Orthodox church, the nation’s security agency posted photos of evidence it recovered — including rubles, Russian passports and leaflets with messages from the Moscow patriarch. Supporters...

Zelenskyy quip, Trump conspiracy top 2022 notable quote list

Dec. 08, 2022 02:00 AM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A tart retort by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to a U.S. offer of help and a call by former U.S. President Donald Trump for the “termination” of parts of the Constitution top a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotations of 2022. ...