President Biden meets with families of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan

President Biden meets with families of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan – CBS News Watch CBS News President Biden met with the families of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan Friday, both of whom are detained in Russia. The meeting comes as the Biden administration works to free the former U.S. Marine and WNBA star. CBS … Read more

Lawyers appeal Brittney Griner’s nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession.

MOSCOW — Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner on Monday filed an appeal against her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported Monday. Griner, a center for the Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted on Aug. 4. She was arrested in February at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport … Read more

Lawyers Appeal Brittney Griner’s Russian Prison Sentence

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner on Monday filed an appeal against her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported Monday. Griner, a center for the Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted on Aug. 4. She was arrested in February at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo … Read more

5 things to know for Aug. 5: Economy, Brittney Griner, Breonna Taylor, Monkeypox, DRC

Hey, just making sure you’ve had some water today. More than half of the US has been under some level of drought for four weeks now, and no area of ​​the country has been spared. You can’t make it rain, but you can at least keep yourself hydrated. Here’s what you need to know Get … Read more

Phoenix Mercury Star Brittney Griner Gets Nine Years on Drug Charges

Brittney Griner was stone-faced inside her tiny cell on Thursday as she learned how long she’ll be under the Kremlin’s lock and key if American and Russian diplomats can’t broker a deal for her release. A Russian judge sentenced Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, to nine years in prison, capping a month-long trial that … Read more

Brittney Griner: Houston-born WNBA All-Star lands cover of Time Magazine as she fights for her way back to the US

TownSteven Devadanam via Griner pictured on the cover of Time Magazine as she is the center of a possible prisoner exchange deal with Russia HOUSTON, Texas — The embattled, Houston-born basketball star who is the center of an ongoing international controversy is now on the cover of Time Magazine. Brittney Griner, currently jailed in a … Read more

US offers deal to free Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan from Russia

US offers deal to free Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan from Russia – CBS News Watch CBS News The U.S. has offered a deal to Russia in exchange for the release of American prisoners Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan. CBS News political correspondent Caitlin Huey-Burns reports, and then Jonathan Franks, a spokesperson for formerly imprisoned … Read more