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US basketball star Griner released from Russian custody: Biden

US basketball star Brittney Griner has been released in a prisoner swap with Russia and is now in U.S. custody, President Joe Biden said on Thursday.

7h ago| USA

Over 1,000 NYT workers go on strike over wage dispute

More than 1,000 New York Times employees went on strike at midnight Thursday in the first industrial action of its kind in more than 40 years, their union said.

1d ago| USA

Khashoggi killing: US judge drops lawsuit against Saudi prince

A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the fiance of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi against Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, citing President Biden’s grant of immunity.

6d ago| USA

New York seeks ‘bloodthirsty’ rodent czar

If you are “somewhat bloodthirsty” and willing to consider “wholesale slaughter” of vermin then you might be the ideal candidate to become New York City’s new rat czar.

6d ago| USA

US Air Force to unveil high-tech B-21 stealth bomber

The US Air Force on Friday will unveil its new B-21 Raider, a high-tech stealth bomber that can carry nuclear and conventional weapons and is designed to be able to fly without a crew on board.

1w ago| USA

Macron, Biden vow unity on Ukraine, trade

US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron emerged from White House talks Thursday pledging to close ranks in helping Ukraine and pressuring Russia’s Vladimir Putin to make peace.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022
USA

US basketball star Griner released from Russian custody: Biden

US basketball star Brittney Griner has been released in a prisoner swap with Russia and is now in U.S. custody, President Joe Biden said on Thursday.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022
USA

Over 1,000 NYT workers go on strike over wage dispute

More than 1,000 New York Times employees went on strike at midnight Thursday in the first industrial action of its kind in more than 40 years, their union said.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022
USA

Georgia runoff: Democratic Senator beats GOP rival

Democrat Raphael Warnock won re-election to the US Senate in a hard-fought Georgia runoff on Tuesday, strengthening his party’s razor-thin majority.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022
USA

Khashoggi killing: US judge drops lawsuit against Saudi prince

A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the fiance of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi against Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, citing President Biden’s grant of immunity.

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022
USA

Democratic US senator beats Trump-backed rival in Georgia runoff

Democrat Raphael Warnock won re-election to the U.S. Senate in a hard-fought Georgia runoff on Tuesday, expanding his party's razor-thin majority as he fought off a challenge by Republican former football star Herschel Walker.

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022
USA

US Judge dismisses Khashoggi lawsuit against Saudi prince

A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the fiance of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi against Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, citing President Biden's grant of immunity.

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022
USA

Warmer noses are better at fighting colds

Chilly weather and common respiratory infections often go hand in hand.

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022
USA

Nasa’s Orion spaceship heads for home

Nasa’s Orion spaceship made a close pass of the Moon and used a gravity assist to whip itself back towards Earth on Monday, marking the start of the return journey for the Artemis-1 mission.

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022
USA

Biden to decide on second term after new year: top aide

President Joe Biden will make a decision on whether he seeks a second term in 2024 "shortly" after the new year, his chief of staff, Ron Klain, said Monday.

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022
USA

US supports 2-state solution

The US plans to work closely with Israel’s new government, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a left-leaning Jewish group in Washington on Sunday, and continues to support a two-state solution to end the decades-long conflict with Palestinians.