Live updates: Brittney Griner trial and Russia-Ukraine news

Live updates: Brittney Griner trial and Russia-Ukraine news

Ukrainian forces have put civilians in harm’s way by establishing bases and operating weapon systems in populated residential areas, including in schools and hospitals, as they try to repel the Russian invasion that began in February, Amnesty International said in a statement on Thursday. It said that such tactics violate international humanitarian law and endanger … Read more

Cruz, Rubio Bash Hawley’s Opposition to Adding Finland, Sweden to NATO

Cruz, Rubio Bash Hawley's Opposition to Adding Finland, Sweden to NATO

Josh Hawley’s opposition to adding Finland and Sweden to NATO is facing criticism from Republicans. Hawley argued in an op-ed article that enlarging NATO would limit the US’s ability to counter China. Ted Cruz said Hawley was “mistaken,” and Marco Rubio wrote an article contradicting Hawley’s points. Loading Something is loading. Sen. Josh Hawley’s opposition … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures are flat Traders on the floor of the NYSE, August 1, 2022. Source: NYSE 2. Walmart lays off corporate employees A shopping cart outside a Walmart store in Torrance, California, US, on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Walmart … Read more

Marquise Brown arrested on speeding charge after reportedly driving 126 mph

Marquise Brown arrested on speeding charge after reportedly driving 126 mph

Comment on this story How Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown was arrested Wednesday morning in Phoenix on a charge of criminal speeding. According to a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Brown was booked into Maricopa County Jail and briefly appeared before a Maricopa County Superior Court judge Wednesday evening. He … Read more

China begins live ammunition drills near Taiwan after Pelosi visit

China begins live ammunition drills near Taiwan after Pelosi visit

The Chinese military began live ammunition drills near Taiwan on Thursday in a days-long apparent show of force after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-governing island. The latest: Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense said it activated its defense systems after China’s military-launched multiple ballistic missiles into Taipei’s northeast and southwest waters. “We condemn such … Read more

China begins military exercises near Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi’s visit

China begins military exercises near Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi's visit

Comment on this story How TAIPEI, Taiwan — China unleashed a show of force against Taiwan on Thursday, firing missiles into the sea and threatening the island’s territorial waters in retaliation for Taipei’s hosting of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a contentious visit. The military exercises have sent tensions in the Taiwan Strait spiking … Read more