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Who are some of the Americans behind bars in Russia, and what are the prospects for their release?

Jul. 20, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Arrests of Americans in Russia have become increasingly common with relations sinking to Cold War lows. U.S. citizens jailed on various charges in the country include a vacationing corporate security executive and a dual national visiting her family in...

Nats GM Mike Rizzo says he's happy with team's progress even as he shops Thomas, Finnegan

Jul. 19, 2024 22:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Friday he is happy with the progress of an organizational rebuild that began less than two years after Washington won the 2019 World Series, even though his team is a seller at the trade deadline for a fourth consecutive season. ...

What Usha Vance's rise to prominence means to other South Asian and Hindu Americans

Jul. 19, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

Usha Chilukuri Vance, entered the spotlight this week as the wife of JD Vance, former President Donald Trump's running mate in the 2024 presidential election. Her rise comes at a time when, across the aisle, there's another prominent figure of South Asian descent: Vice President...

Sherrod Brown of Ohio, facing tough reelection fight, becomes fourth Senate Democrat to urge Biden's exit from race

Jul. 19, 2024 18:24 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sherrod Brown of Ohio, facing tough reelection fight, becomes fourth Senate Democrat to urge Biden's exit from race.

Nominations for National Guard leaders languish, triggering concerns as top officers retire

Jul. 19, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top four officers of the National Guard Bureau have left or are set to retire in about two weeks, and to date no nominations for their replacements have been confirmed by the Senate, leaving the bureau, the Air Guard and the Army Guard without permanent leadership as they...

Joe Biden faces increasing pressure to quit the race, but has spent a lifetime overcoming the odds

Jul. 19, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — To borrow a favorite phrase from the man himself, President Joe Biden is at an inflection point. Is his on-the-ropes reelection campaign about public service or his ego? About securing his legacy or shaping the future? Such opposing forces of American politics...

More Democratic lawmakers call on Biden to step aside, as the president insists he'll return to campaign trail next week

Jul. 19, 2024 13:27 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democratic lawmakers call on Biden to step aside, as the president insists he'll return to campaign trail next week.

Russia convicts US journalist of spying in a trial widely seen as politically motivated

Jul. 19, 2024 12:14 PM EDT

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was convicted Friday of espionage and sentenced to 16 years in a maximum-security prison on charges that his employer and the U.S. government have rejected as fabricated. The swift conclusion of the...

Biden's campaign chair acknowledges support 'slippage' but says he's 'absolutely' staying in the race and can beat Trump

Jul. 19, 2024 09:37 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden's campaign chair acknowledges support 'slippage' but says he's 'absolutely' staying in the race and can beat Trump.

2024 Election Latest: Trump accepts his GOP nomination on the convention's final night

Jul. 19, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

The Republican National Convention has culminated Thursday with former President Donald Trump 's acceptance of the party’s presidential nomination, achieving a comeback four years in the making and anticipated even more in the past week in light of Saturday’s assassination attempt. ...