Friday's top stories

Alayna Treene
Updated Dec 9, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Why Kyrsten Sinema left the Democratic Party

The senator and the elevator

Ex-Minneapolis officer sentenced to 3.5 years over George Floyd charges

Kyrsten Sinema goes independent, scrambles Senate

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema during a news conference at the Capitol on Nov. 29.
Herb Scribner
Dec 9, 2022 - World

Putin: More prisoner swaps with U.S. "possible" after Griner-Bout exchange

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony.
Erin Alberty
Dec 9, 2022 - News

Climate change sets back Winter Olympics decision for Salt Lake City

Cross country skiers compete at the Olympics.

How ChatGPT could disrupt the business of search

Animated gif of a computer screen that reads "A.I" with the "I" as a blinking cursor

Mortgage rates are falling

Brittney Griner lands in U.S. after prisoner swap with Russia

Brittney Griner deplanes this morning at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas.

Microsoft's new antitrust nightmare

Illustration of pixelated justice scales with Microsoft logo on one side.
Dan Primack
Dec 9, 2022 - Technology

VA official hopes laid-off tech workers will take on a new mission

Illustration of a pair of dog tags with binary on them.
Victoria Knight
Dec 9, 2022 - Health

What happens when the COVID national emergency ends

Illustration of a person staring into the light at the end of a tunnel, the light is in the shape of a coronavirus cell.  

Portable lavatories go upscale

A futuristic-looking, mirrored portable toilet called the Portal.
Rebecca Falconer
Dec 9, 2022 - World

Peru's impeached former president asks Mexico for asylum

Pedro Castillo, the former President of Peru, speaks during an event in Lima earlier this year.
Ivana Saric
Updated Dec 9, 2022 - World

Brittney Griner released in prisoner swap for Russian arms dealer

Brittney Griner waits for the verdict inside a defendants' cage during a hearing in Khimki
Ina Fried
Dec 9, 2022 - Technology

Musk's second "Twitter Files" claims "secret blacklists"

Illustration of the Twitter bird logo with emoji side eyes
Mike D'Onofrio
Dec 9, 2022 - News

"Boy in Box" identified as police hope to revive case

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and a picture of Joseph Augustus Zarelli, the latter of whom is known as the "Boy in the Box."

Axios Finish Line: Why you should start a company

Illustration of a coffee mug with the Axios logo with steam forming a thought bubble

Marjorie Taylor Greene's MAGA power play

Photo illustration of Marjorie Taylor Greene tinted red, pointing to her right, in front of an energetically textured blue background

Inside the Herschel Walker campaign fiasco

Julie Walker, Herschel Walker, Michele Braddock-Beagle

Right-wing demand list further complicates McCarthy's speaker bid

Rep. Scott Perry and other Freedom Caucus members at a press conference outside the Capitol.