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Brittney Griner back in Russian court on cannabis charge

Brittney Griner back in Russian court on cannabis charge

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner was back in court on Tuesday for her trial for cannabis possession amid U.S. diplomatic efforts to secure her release.

AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EDT

Biden: Killing of al-Qaida leader is long-sought 'justice' WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Monday that al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a U.S.

AP Sports SummaryBrief at 5:14 a.m. EDT

Browns QB Watson suspended 6 games, NFL weighs appeal Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was suspended for six games after being accused by two dozen women in Texas of sexual misconduct during massage treatments, in what a disciplinary offic
U.S. lawmakers making one last push to reform cannabis laws before November midterms

U.S. lawmakers making one last push to reform cannabis laws before November midterms

WASHINGTON — The surprise climate spending bill isn't the only piece of marquee legislation in the U.S. Senate that's getting a lot of Canadian attention. U.S.
Brittney Griner's trial resumes amid intensified diplomacy

Brittney Griner's trial resumes amid intensified diplomacy

MOSCOW (AP) — Since Brittney Griner last appeared in her trial for cannabis possession, the question of her fate has expanded from a tiny, cramped courtroom on Moscow's outskirts to the highest level of Russia-U.S. diplomacy.

Changes to marijuana laws among legislation taking effect

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana can't use the smell of marijuana as a reason for warrantless searches of homes under a law taking effect Monday. It's one of numerous laws with an effective date of Aug.
Germany's Popp hurt before Euro 2022 final against England

Germany's Popp hurt before Euro 2022 final against England

LONDON (AP) — Germany captain and top scorer Alexandra Popp is out of the starting lineup for the Women's European Championship final against England on Sunday after developing a muscle problem, the team said shortly before kickoff.
Blinken, Russian top diplomat speak about Griner, Whelan

Blinken, Russian top diplomat speak about Griner, Whelan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke by phone to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday in the highest-level known contact between the two sides since Russia invaded Ukraine, with Blinken urging Russia to accept a deal

Arkansas officials OK signatures for marijuana initiative

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supporters of a recreational marijuana initiative have turned in the required number of valid signatures, moving the measure closer to appearing on Arkansas' ballot this fall, election officials said Friday.
Election conspiracies grip Nevada community, sowing distrust

Election conspiracies grip Nevada community, sowing distrust

TONOPAH, Nev. (AP) — The Nye County Commission is used to dealing with all sorts of hot-button controversies.