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Blinken had "long, frank" phone call with Paul Whelan

Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke by phone with Paul Whelan, who has been detained in Russia since 2018.

Inmates at California women's prison sue federal government over sexual abuse

Eight inmates of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison have filed a lawsuit against the federal Bureau of Prisons

Florida detention officer charged with premeditated murder in Coral Springs: police

Fort Lauderdale Police Department detention officer Chase Harder was charged with premeditated murder after fatally shooting a victim in Coral Springs, Florida, police say.

Youngkin administration tells Fairfax to 'follow the law' after district defies transgender policy

The Fairfax County superintendent's decision to defy Virginia's newly released policy on transgender students isn't sitting well with Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

Ohio U.S. Senate candidate fires top staffer for tweets critical of Donald Trump

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, the most prominent Republican in the race to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown next year, has fired one of his top aides after social media posts surfaced in which the staffer criticized Donald Trump.

Santos-linked fundraiser indicted after allegedly impersonating top House aide

The Justice Department linked the charges against fundraiser Samuel Miele to Rep. George Santos' pending case.

Adele tears up revealing sex of couple's baby at Vegas concert

The Grammy-winning singer got emotional after helping Shantelle and Chris Dare with their gender reveal.

Around the world

Thai Court Dismisses Pita’s Renomination

Pita Limjaroenrat won a surprise victory in the general election, but his attempts to form a government and become the nation’s next premier have been thwarted.

Family of U.S. resident left out of prisoner deal with Iran demands answers

Shahab Dalili, a U.S. permanent resident, who has been imprisoned in Iran since 2016, was not part of a deal to bring five Americans home.

Xuxa Was Brazil’s Barbie. Now She’s Saying Sorry.

Xuxa was once Brazil’s biggest TV star. Now many are wondering whether a thin, blond, white woman was the right idol for such a diverse country.

Activists campaign to free chained zoo elephants in Vietnam

The treatment of two elderly elephants at the Hanoi public zoo has drawn outrage in Vietnam, with animal rights groups demanding the pair be relocated.

Clashes erupt between militias in Libya, leaving dozens dead

A fresh wave of violence engulfed the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Monday evening. At least 55 people died and 146 were injured.

Blinken had "long, frank" phone call with Paul Whelan

Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke by phone with Paul Whelan, who has been detained in Russia since 2018.

Tony Blair, Former U.K. Leader, Is Suddenly Back in Favor

The former British prime minister, who left Downing Street widely unpopular, is back in favor with his party, Labour, which hopes his political skills can be an advantage as an election nears.


Elon Musk studied Napoleon’s leadership style, author Walter Isaacson says

Musk reportedly “likes military history” and “believes there are lessons that apply to corporate life," Walter Isaacson says.

Hollywood strikes begin to impact Bay Area, but actors and writers plan to stick it out

With no end in sight for the historic dual strikes by Hollywood writers and actors, anyone in the Bay Area who relies on movie and TV productions to earn a living or boost local events and city economies could soon feel the impact.

Pornhub’s new owner promotes female exec in bid for mainstream respectability

Longtime Pornhub employee Alexzandra Kekesi is leading a push to bring the company into the mainstream.

Kansas Newspaper Raid: Seized Items to Be Returned to Marion County Record

The raid of the newspaper, The Marion County Record, has drawn condemnation from First Amendment advocates.

Pack these must-have gadgets in your travel bag

When you're traveling, the goal is usually to pack light. Having the right gadgets can make all the difference. Here are a few I've been testing lately that might be perfect for your next trip.

Caroline Ellison caught on secret recording blaming Sam Bankman-Fried for FTX collapse: prosecutors

Caroline Ellison, the former CEO of Alameda Research, is expected to testify at her former lover's trial, which is scheduled to begin Oct. 2.

Netflix testing video game streaming

Netflix is testing a video game streaming service, with an initial rollout to a limited number of subscribers in Canada and the U.K.

Sports News

Rob Gronkowski reveals the one coach who has ‘best chance’ of bringing him back to NFL

Rob Gronkowski is retired, and it doesn't look like he's making a return to the NFL. But he does have one head coach in mind he wouldn't mind playing for.

Michael Oher, former NFL star known for "The Blind Side," claims Tuohy family never adopted him

Michael Oher, a former NFL player immortalized in the Oscar-winning film "The Blind Side," is alleging a key part of his life story was a lie. Oher was taken in by a well-off White family in Mississippi while in high school.

Boxer Terence Crawford says he's "even more hungry" after win against Errol Spence Jr.

American boxer Terence Crawford made history last month by becoming the first male boxer to hold all four major titles in two different weight classes. He joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss his win against Errol Spence Jr. and what made him into the boxer he is today.

Kayvon Thibodeaux heard Wink Martindale’s feedback loud and clear

Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale has put in place what he describes as a “Keep it real” form of open dialogue with his players.

Commanders paying 'extra attention' to fast rising Andre Jones Jr.

Rookie Andre Jones Jr. was considered a raw prospect who needed a lot of development when he was taken in the draft. But on Wednesday, after Washington's joint practices against the Baltimore Ravens concluded, coach Ron Rivera beamed and uttered 'wow' when asked about Jones.

Kurtenbach: The SF Giants’ offense has flatlined, and it has Gabe Kapler flummoxed

Kapler's gut moves aren't working, and the analytics aren't working, either. If the Giants' bats don't start hitting, this team-wide slump threatens to define this team's season.

Stanford and Cal still in limbo: Five thoughts as they desperately seek ACC or Big Ten invites

The Bay Area schools are doing whatever it takes to find a new home while Washington State and Oregon State wait for resolution.

Politics News

What Questions Should Be Asked at the First G.O.P. Debate? Tell Us What You Think.

Republican presidential candidates will face off on Aug. 23 in Milwaukee. Let us know what you’d like them to have to address.

Lacking political power in California, conservatives turn focus to local school boards

Republicans lacking power in California are focusing on local school boards' policies, setting up a fight with Gov. Gavin Newsom over 'parental rights.

Coup in Niger Upends U.S. Terrorism Fight and Could Open a Door for Russia

The military takeover could force the Pentagon to withdraw 1,100 American troops and close drone bases in the West African country.

North Carolina House votes to override veto of gender-affirming care ban for minors, 1 Senate vote remains

North Carolina House votes to override veto of gender-affirming care ban for minors, 1 Senate vote remains

Trump to be arraigned in Georgia courthouse where cameras are allowed

Unlike in his past three arraignments, Trump as well as the 18 people indicted as co-conspirators were given about 11 days to surrender in Georgia, where cameras are permitted in court.

North Carolina legislature overrides governor's veto of bill limiting LGBTQ+ instruction in early grades, making it law

North Carolina legislature overrides governor's veto of bill limiting LGBTQ+ instruction in early grades, making it law

Trump trials to create a media frenzy not seen in decades

So. what kind of political and cultural event are we looking at when former President Donald Trump faces a courtroom in the near future? "The Trump trials will be an O.J.-level media frenzy," predicts Jim Geraghty, a National Review columnist.