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Griner case latest in string of high-profile prisoner swaps

Delicate negotiations between the United States and Russia led to basketball star Brittney Griners return in exchange for notorious arms dealer once nicknamed the Merchant of Death.

ABC News 10 Dec 2022 1:59 am

Police: 3 dead in southeast Wisconsin house fire

Three people are dead after a house fire in the southeastern Wisconsin city of Watertown early Friday morning

ABC News 10 Dec 2022 1:45 am

Pricey pants from 1857 go for $114k, raise Levi's questions

Pulled from a sunken trunk at an 1857 shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina, work pants that auction officials describe as the oldest known pair of jeans in the world have sold for $114,000

ABC News 10 Dec 2022 1:34 am

Florida grand jury calls for new laws on illegal immigration

A statewide grand jury empaneled at the request of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has called for lawmakers to create new criminal penalties for harboring undocumented immigrants

ABC News 10 Dec 2022 1:19 am

4 teens arrested in baseball bat beating death in Nebraska

A 62-year-old man who was beaten with a baseball bat on a street.

ABC News 10 Dec 2022 1:14 am

How to create a drop-down list in Google Sheets

Creating a drop-down list in a Google Sheets cell can speed up your data input process and it's easy to do. We'll show you how.

ZDNet 10 Dec 2022 1:12 am

Tennessee eyes $2M in contracts to test 1000 rape kits

Tennessees lead investigative agency is seeking $2 million in contracts with outside labs to process 1,000 rape kits that need to be tested before the end of June

ABC News 10 Dec 2022 12:56 am

USDA: Florida orange crop down 36% after twin hurricanes

U.S. officials say Florida's seasonal orange production is forecast to be down 36% from earlier estimates, in part a reflection of twin hurricanes that battered growing regions

ABC News 10 Dec 2022 12:56 am

Prosecutors say Murdaugh killed wife and son to cover crimes

Prosecutory say disbarred South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh killed his wife and son to gain sympathy, thereby providing a cover from damning financial crimes

ABC News 10 Dec 2022 12:55 am

Family of victim in 'Serial' case seeks new court hearing

Adnan Syed's murder conviction chronicled in the podcast has been overturned.

ABC News 10 Dec 2022 12:54 am

AP seeks to protect access to records of death row inmate

The Associated Press has filed a motion seeking to protect public access to records detailing the treatment of a Tennessee death row inmate who cut off his penis while on suicide watch

ABC News 10 Dec 2022 12:54 am

Former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyds back gets 3 1/2 years in prison for aiding manslaughter

Former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyds back gets 3 1/2 years in prison for aiding manslaughter

ABC News 10 Dec 2022 12:53 am

Prosecutor: No evidence hiding in wrongful conviction case

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is accusing Missouris attorney general of seeking sanctions against her because he has no case in his effort to keep Lamar Johnson in prison for a murder that Johnson has long contended he didn't commit

ABC News 10 Dec 2022 12:05 am

Judge dismisses criminal charges against ex-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in Flint water crisis

Judge dismisses criminal charges against ex-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in Flint water crisis

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 11:56 pm

How to build a winter emergency kit (and why you should)

A little bit of technology (and some know-how) can help keep you and your family safe. Here's what's inside my emergency kit.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 11:47 pm

The new DJI Mini 3 is aimed at beginners but has plenty of pro features

The Mini 3 takes many of the good bits of the Mini 3 Pro, adds more battery life, and drops the starting price by $200.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 11:26 pm

Fire out at Iowa plant where explosion injured several

Firefighters have extinguished a fire that tore through an asphalt shingle recycling plant at Marengo in east-central Iowa

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 11:11 pm

Minneapolis to buy gas station at site of Floyd's killing

The city of Minneapolis says it will buy the boarded-up Speedway gas station at the intersection where George Floyd was killed in an encounter with police

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 11:00 pm

Club shooter's 2021 bomb case dropped, family uncooperative

The Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooter had charges dropped in a 2021 bomb threat case after family members who were terrorized in the incident refused to cooperate

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 10:45 pm

Manatee relative, 700 new species now facing extinction

An international conservation organization says populations of a vulnerable species of marine mammal, numerous species of abalone and a type of Caribbean coral are now threatened with extinction

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 10:33 pm

How to remap the Command key on a Mac keyboard

Muscle memory is real. Here's how to remap your Mac keyboard to simulate the control shortcuts of a Windows computer.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 7:49 pm

Chrome gets memory and energy saver modes for Windows, MacOS and ChromeOS

Google's Chrome browser is getting new settings to make it less of a resource hog on multiple platforms.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 5:12 pm

Windows 11's screenshot tool gets a screen recorder

Microsoft's Snipping Tool can now do more than snip.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 5:03 pm

Artemis I is on track to success, as NASA readies for splashdown

The Orion spacecraft will land off the coast of North America on Sunday, in a crucial moment for NASA as it aims to send humans back to the moon

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 4:30 pm

Plane believed to be carrying basketball star Brittney Griner lands in US after high-profile Russian prisoner swap

Plane believed to be carrying basketball star Brittney Griner lands in US after high-profile Russian prisoner swap

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 4:02 pm

Best Buy 3-Day sale: Cheap gaming rigs, PCs, monitors, accessories

Best Buy is offering cut-price gaming systems and accessories for a limited time.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 2:37 pm

Cop who held Floyd's torso to be sentenced for manslaughter

The former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd's back as one of his colleagues pinned the Black man's neck to the pavement is being sentenced on a state count

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 11:55 am

Today in History: December 9, Charles and Diana's separation

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2022. There are 22 days left in the year. Todays Highlight in History: On Dec. 9, 2014, U.S. Senate investigators concluded the United States had brutalized scores of terror suspects with interrogation tactics that turned secret CIA prisons into chambers of suffering and did nothing to make Americans safer after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. On this date: In 1854, Alfred, Lord Tennysons famous poem, The Charge of the Light Brigade, was published in England. In 1911, an explosion inside the Cross Mountain coal mine near Briceville, Tennessee, killed 84 workers. (Five were rescued.) In 1917, British forces captured Jerusalem from the Ottoman Turks. In 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas, the first animated TV special featuring characters from the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, premiered on CBS. In 1987, the first Palestinian intefadeh, or uprising, began as riots broke out in Gaza and spread to the West...

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 10:30 am

Twitter targeted women for layoffs, says new lawsuit

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 9:18 am

The best iPad Pro deals right now: December 2022

A range of Apple iPad Pro tablets, each with different specifications, are currently on sale. Here are the best iPad Pro deals for the holidays, including one for $400 off a 12.9-inch model.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 8:16 am

Brittney Griner: American basketball star swapped for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout

Griner is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Baylor University All-American and Phoenix Mercury pro basketball star, whose arrest made her the most high-profile American jailed abroad. The deal, the second in eight months amid tensions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine, secured the release of the most prominent American detained abroad and achieved a top goal for President Joe Biden

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:15 am

The best tablet deals right now: December 2022

Looking for a tablet? The holiday season means discounts on the best tablets from brands like Apple and Samsung. Here are the best tablet deals we could find.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 8:13 am

12 kitchen tools that make great holiday gifts in 2022

Don't give your mom another robe this holiday season. The best smart kitchen tools make cooking with loved ones easier and more fun.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 8:10 am

Best holiday gifts for DIYers: Hitting the nail with these picks

Below are excellent gifts that will fix up any DIYer's holiday.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 8:02 am

The 5 best zero-turn mowers of 2022

Zero-turn mowers are great for both larger properties as well as yards with lots of obstacles. And they're growing in popularity thanks to their generous cutting width, ergonomic design, and electric options.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 7:53 am

Discover Samsung Week: Here are the top deals right now

Discover Samsung is back for one more time this year. Check out the best picks and add them to your cart today -- some of these are only here for the day.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 7:46 am

2 lawyers and a former US attorney will probe UVA shooting

Two lawyers and a former U.S. attorney have been chosen to conduct an external review of the shooting that killed three University of Virginia students and wounded two others

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 7:20 am

FedEx driver accused in girl's slaying dropped off her gift

The FedEx driver accused of abducting and killing a 7-year-old girl in Texas last week has told authorities that he strangled her after accidentally hitting her with his van while making a delivery at her home

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 6:20 am

St. Paul police release body, car camera video of shooting

Police in St. Paul, Minnesota, have released video from body and squad car cameras that they say shows an exchange of gunfire between an officer and the man he fatally shot

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 6:14 am

US asks appeals court to reverse deportation law ruling

The Justice Department on Thursday conceded that a 1929 law criminalizing entrance to the U.S. after deportation was motivated by racism but said subsequent revisions made it constitutional

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 6:06 am

Oklahoma petition to enshrine abortion rights withdrawn

A group of Oklahoma residents has withdrawn a petition that sought to put a state question on the ballot that would protect the right to an abortion

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 5:54 am

White supremacy gang members sentenced to decades in prison

A top leader and another member of the white supremacy prison gang Aryan Circle have been sentenced decades in prison

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 5:23 am

UN aid chief: Gangs control about 60% of Haiti's capital

The U.N. humanitarian chief in Haiti says close to 60% of the capital is dominated by gangs whose violence and sexual attacks have forced thousands to flee their homes

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 5:20 am

Prosecutor seeking to free inmate accused of hiding evidence

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has asked a judge to sanction St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, accusing her of concealing evidence in her effort to vacate the conviction for a man who has spent nearly 30 years in prison for murder

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 4:58 am

Authorities seek warrants related to NC substation shooting

Authorities in North Carolina are seeking search warrants related to the shooting of electric substations in Moore County that caused widespread power outages

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 4:56 am

Advocates for mentally ill try to halt NYC's removal plan

Advocates for people with mental illnesses urged a federal judge Thursday to stop New York City Mayor Eric Adams plan to force people from the streets and into mental health treatment

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 4:22 am

University of Idaho settles students' free speech lawsuit

The University of Idaho will pay $90,000 to settle a lawsuit from members of a Christian law students' organization who claimed their freedom of speech was violated when the school issued no-contact orders against them

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 4:19 am

Warrant: FedEx driver accused of killing 7-year-old in Texas confessed to strangling her after hitting her with van

Warrant: FedEx driver accused of killing 7-year-old in Texas confessed to strangling her after hitting her with van

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 4:02 am

Colorado gay club shooter tried to reclaim guns seized after 2021 bomb threat but prosecutor says they were not returned

Colorado gay club shooter tried to reclaim guns seized after 2021 bomb threat but prosecutor says they were not returned

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 3:01 am

How to nail the 'Do you have any questions for me?' part of the interview

We asked HR professionals for the five best questions to ask in your next job interview (and three not to).

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 2:56 am

DA: Bomb threat case against Colorado Springs shooter dropped when family members would not cooperate with prosecutors

DA: Bomb threat case against Colorado Springs shooter dropped when family members would not cooperate with prosecutors

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 2:32 am

Tribal, federal leaders cheer Klamath River dam removals

Tribal, state and federal officials are cheering the planned removal of four dams along the Klamath River near the California-Oregon line as a major step toward restoring a once-thriving watershed

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 2:29 am

Police say Iowa couple drowned newborn in apartment bathtub

Authorities say a northern Iowa couple drowned their newborn in a bathtub shortly after she was born, fearing her cries would draw the attention of police

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 2:27 am

Ex-prison warden convicted of sexually abusing inmates

The former warden of a federal womens prison in California where inmates said they were subjected to rampant sexual abuse was convicted of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 2:24 am

Sheriff: Florida driver with road rage fired at deputy's SUV

Authorities say a Florida driver in a fit of road range fired a shot at an SUV that passed him, not realizing it was a marked sheriffs patrol vehicle

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 2:14 am

Mauna Loa lava no longer imminent threat to Hawaii highway

Lava from Hawaiis Mauna Loa volcano is no longer feeding a flow thats been creeping toward a crucial highway, scientists said Thursday, even as the worlds largest volcano keeps on erupting

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 2:08 am

Protections sought for coyotes in Mexican wolf territory

Environmentalists want the U.S. government to list coyotes as endangered in parts of Arizona and New Mexico where Mexican gray wolves are found

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 2:07 am

Former federal prison warden convicted of sexually abusing inmates at scandal-plagued California womens lockup

Former federal prison warden convicted of sexually abusing inmates at scandal-plagued California womens lockup

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 1:57 am

Lava from Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano is no longer feeding flow creeping toward key Big Island highway, scientists say

Lava from Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano is no longer feeding flow creeping toward key Big Island highway, scientists say

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 1:49 am

Iowa grain elevator explosion leads to injuries, evacuation

An explosion at a grain elevator in eastern Iowa has caused injuries and an evacuation of people near the operation

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 1:40 am

Korean War soldier who went missing identified, buried

The remains of a soldier from New Hampshire who went missing during the Korean War and was later reported to have died in a prisoner of war camp have been laid to rest, several months after they were identified

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 1:21 am

Oil spill in rural Kansas creek shuts down Keystone pipeline

An oil spill in a creek in northeastern Kansas has shut down a major pipeline from Canada through the Plains and to the Texas Gulf Coast

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 1:19 am

Shots reported near SC power facility, no damage found

Duke Energy said no property damage was found at a Duke Energy facility in South Carolina after reports of gunfire nearby

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 1:19 am

8 best gifts for creatives and live streamers for the holidays

Have someone in your life who's interested in starting a Twitch or YouTube channel? From audio to editing, check out these top tech gifts for streaming beginners.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 12:49 am

I bought a Mac Studio: Here are the specs I chose and why

It's time once again for me to upgrade my main computer. Here's my thinking process on why I chose the machine I did.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 12:29 am

US hits prominent Turkish executive with Iran oil sanctions

The Biden administration is imposing sanctions on a prominent Turkish businessman reportedly close to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for violations of U.S. restrictions on the sales of Iranian oil

ABC News 9 Dec 2022 12:24 am

EU common charger rule means big changes ahead -- including for the iPhone

One cable wire for all your devices means less wire tangles and hassles, but it also means the end of the lightning cable.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 12:14 am

Blinken confident in Finland, Sweden accession to NATO

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States is confident that Finland and Sweden will be approved soon for membership in NATO despite ratification delays in allies Turkey and Hungary

ABC News 8 Dec 2022 11:51 pm

How to create Opera VPN bypass rules to access the content you need

If you find certain websites don't function properly with the Opera VPN enabled, you might need to create bypass rules.

ZDNet 8 Dec 2022 11:51 pm

The 5 best radar detectors of 2022

The best radar detectors can remind you to drive safely and help you avoid traffic tickets. Stay prepared on the road with the best radar detectors available right now.

ZDNet 8 Dec 2022 11:36 pm

Tribe searches for remains at California construction site

A small team from the Wintu Tribe of Northern California is searching for human remains and cultural artifacts in the soil of a construction site where a trail along the Sacramento River and parking area will soon open to the public

ABC News 8 Dec 2022 11:15 pm

St. Louis mayor appoints commission to consider reparations

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones is appointing a reparations commission that will recommend a proposal to begin repairing the harms that have been inflicted by slavery, segregation and racism

ABC News 8 Dec 2022 10:39 pm

Northern Plains tribes bring back their wild 'relatives'

Native species such as swift foxes and black-footed ferrets were wiped out from the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation by poisoning campaigns, disease and the loss of prairie where nomadic tribes once roamed

ABC News 8 Dec 2022 10:39 pm

Dyson's new air-purifying, noise-cancelling headphones have a launch date, and a hefty price tag

Dyson's new headphones will filter air pollutants, as these noise-canceling headphones can purify the air you breathe at a cost.

ZDNet 8 Dec 2022 10:37 pm

The best toys of 2022: Hottest tech toys on Amazon

Looking to gift the tech-obsessed kid in your life a great gadget for the holidays? We've rounded up the best tech toys from Amazon's holiday gift catalog -- including tablets, robots, VR headsets, and more.

ZDNet 8 Dec 2022 10:31 pm

Judge unseals documents in gay bar shooter's earlier case

A judge on Thursday ordered unsealed documents from the 2021 arrest of the Colorado Springs gay bar shooting suspect following a bomb threat and standoff between the suspect and authorities

ABC News 8 Dec 2022 10:19 pm

US Congress passes bill protecting same-sex marriage

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 10:16 pm

12 fitness and exercise equipment gift ideas for 2022

I rounded up the top 12 fitness gift ideas for your loved ones this year, so you can cross off your present checklist and get back to enjoying the holidays.

ZDNet 8 Dec 2022 9:58 pm

Apple is bringing end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups. Here's what it means

Apple adds to the types of data protected by end-to-end encryption. Not everyone is happy about it.

ZDNet 8 Dec 2022 9:47 pm

This discreet dock transforms my laptop into a fully-featured desktop PC

The Sandberg USB-C All-in-1 docking station is up there with the best of the best.

ZDNet 8 Dec 2022 9:30 pm

Judge unseals dropped bomb threat case against Colorado gay bar shooter who threatened to become 'next mass killer'

Judge unseals dropped bomb threat case against Colorado gay bar shooter who threatened to become 'next mass killer'

ABC News 8 Dec 2022 9:22 pm

'Devastated' family of American prisoner backs Griner deal

The brother of an American detained in Russia for nearly four years says the Biden administration made the right decision to agree to a prisoner exchange that freed WNBA star Brittney Griner

ABC News 8 Dec 2022 9:08 pm

Hackers are still finding - and using - flaws in Internet Explorer

The hackers delivered a IE exploit in an emailed Office document, which renders web content in IE even if it is not the default browser.

ZDNet 8 Dec 2022 8:49 pm

Social shopping and more broadband options: Tech trends you can't ignore in 2023

Social commerce is already here and it's only going to get bigger.

ZDNet 8 Dec 2022 8:29 pm

Chinas deep-water fishing fleet is the worlds most rapacious

Even in a notoriously murky industry, it stands out

The Economist 8 Dec 2022 8:15 pm

OpenAI's ChatGPT is scary good at my job, but it can't replace me (yet)

Letting an AI write product reviews? I'm afraid I can't do that, OpenAI.

ZDNet 8 Dec 2022 7:47 pm

Motorola updates $150 Moto G Play for 2023: Here's what's new

The new Moto G Play is still super low-priced at $150 and will be available at a wide variety of wireless carriers.

ZDNet 8 Dec 2022 7:30 pm

Cyber scammers are scamming each other, and revealing dark web secrets along the way

Scammers are scamming scammers, and that's creating an unexpected window into their world.

ZDNet 8 Dec 2022 6:57 pm

Police: 2 firefighters die in house fire, body found outside

Pennsylvania authorities say two firefighters died responding to a blaze in a house where a body was found in the yard

ABC News 8 Dec 2022 6:29 pm