(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Sunday celebrated the release of Brittney Griner from Russia but said he was worried about the future "ramifications" from prisoner swaps like the one that earned Griner's freedom. "We can be glad she's home, and we are, but also... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- In celebrating WNBA star Brittney Griner's release, President Joe Biden made a point on Thursday to say the prisoner swap was "not a choice" between Griner and Paul Whelan, the American former Marine who is still detained in Russia. "We never forgot about... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. has swapped WNBA star Brittney Griner for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, according to a senior U.S. official. The basketball star was taken into custody at a Moscow area airport in February in possession of vaping cartridges containing hashish... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. has swapped WNBA star Brittney Griner for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, according to a senior U.S. official. The basketball star was taken into custody at a Moscow area airport earlier this year in possession of vaping cartridges containing hashish... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Mark Frerichs -- the last-known American hostage being held by the Taliban -- has been released in a prisoner exchange, President Joe Biden confirmed in a statement on Monday. "His release is the culmination of years of tireless work by dedicated public servants... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Vlad Buryak, 17, was traveling in a car on the morning of April 8 and stopped at a Russian checkpoint. Within hours, he would end up in a Russian prison. Russian soldiers had seen his cellphone and accused him of filming him, he... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The saga of WNBA star Brittney Griner continued Monday after her attorneys filed an appeal over her conviction and nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession. The move comes as U.S. officials continue to seek a prisoner transfer for her and fellow... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Basketball star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan should hopefully be released from Russia as part of a "two-for-two" prisoner swap, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson said Sunday. "My view is optimistic, I think she's gonna be free. There's... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Three Bureau of Prisons employees at United States Penitentiary Thompson in Illinois have had to go to the hospital over the past two weeks, according to the local union president, prompting two members of Congress to write a letter to the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. and Russian officials have been negotiating the prisoner swap for Trevor Reed for months, according to senior administration officials Wednesday, with talks intensifying in recent weeks amid concern about his health. As the Marine veteran, held since August 2019, was released, he... Read More.
(LONDON) -- Trevor Reed, a former Marine from Texas who had been held in a Russian prison, has been released as part of an international prisoner exchange, according to statements from the White House and Russia's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday. "Today, we welcome home Trevor... Read More.
(GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba) -- Following the transfer of the first Guantánamo Bay inmate of the Biden administration this week, remaining detainees at the offshore prison are hoping that a change in policy from the Trump years will bode well for their release, according to... Read More.