Thursday's top stories

Dave Lawler
Dec 8, 2022 - World

How the Biden admin says Brittney Griner's release happened

Brittney Griner
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Dec 8, 2022 - World

Iran executes man arrested in Tehran demonstrations

 A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in her support in front of the Iranian embassy in Brussels on September 23.
Troy Smith
Dec 8, 2022 - World

What to know about Viktor Bout, the Russian arms dealer swapped for Brittney Griner

Viktor Bout holds up a peace sign with his right hand as he exits a jail cell.

Number of non-English speakers in U.S. soared since 1980

A Latino man lifts up his son to see a speaker at a rally in Alabama in front of the Governor's home in Montgomery, Alabama.
Erin Doherty
Updated Dec 8, 2022 - Sports

Dan Snyder allegedly "obstructed" House probe into Washington Commanders, panel says

Commanders owner Dan Snyder 2019

Labor data is flashing warning signs

crystal ball with graph arrow going up and then down

The SBF media blitz's key messages

Photo illustration of Sam Bankman-Fried with speech bubbles.
Andrew Solender
Updated Dec 8, 2022 - Politics & Policy

House sends marriage equality bill to Biden's desk

Activists carry a rainbow flag near the U.S. Capitol Building.
Alison Snyder
Dec 8, 2022 - Science

Ancient DNA describes a lush Greenland 2 million years ago

Illustration of vines growing in DNA shape
Erin Doherty
Dec 8, 2022 - World

Brittney Griner’s wife: "Today my family is whole" after Russian prisoner swap

Cherelle Griner (L), wife of Olympian and WNBA player Brittney Griner, speaks after U.S. President Joe Biden announced her release from Russian custody, at the White House on December 08, 2022
Sara Fischer
Updated Dec 8, 2022 - Economy & Business

Over 1,100 New York Times staffers walk out after union talks fail

Laid-off tech employees say goodbye to stock options' golden age

Illustration of a stock trend line falling downward into a hole of rippling shockwaves

Oil prices fall to lowest level of the year

"Trump would prevail": Dems alarmed by 2024 bipartisan spoilers

Illustration of a hand reaching to pop a balloon featuring the Democrat logo.

First look: The U.S. cities where immigrants are moving and thriving

No bus fare? No problem — the ride's free

Illustration of a public bus made of a $100 bill and quarters

Powerful "Greenland Block" may yield extreme weather through December

A man digs out cars after a blizzard in February 2010 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Jan. 6 committee plans Dec. 21 release for final report

Jan. 6 Committee members Bennie Thompson and Zoe Lofgren speak at the Capitol rotunda during an event honoring law enforcement who responded to Jan. 6.

Biden's post-Georgia intrigue