Garland weighs racial equity as he considers death penalty in Buffalo

Capital punishment is immoral, advocates say, and disproportionately affects minorities. Should it be levied against a white supremacist who massacred Black people in Buffalo?

By David NakamuraJuly 4, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Ukraine unveils $750 billion recovery plan as Russia sets sights on Donetsk

The loss of Lysychansk means Russia has seized essentially all of Luhansk province and can move its sights toward neighboring Donetsk.

By Bryan Pietsch, Victoria Bisset, Annabelle Timsit, Sammy Westfall and James BikalesJuly 4, 2022

Clifford Alexander Jr., first Black secretary of Army, dies at 88

The Harlem-raised, Ivy League-educated lawyer spent his career seeking to shatter racial boundaries with statesmanlike calm.

By Alexa MillsJuly 4, 2022

Judge asks U.S. if Saudi crown prince should be immune from suit

The order comes days before Biden is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia, a trip that has prompted accusations of Biden reversing his promise to make the country a "pariah" after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

By Kareem Fahim and Amy B WangJuly 3, 2022

Multiple criminal referrals of Trump possible, Cheney says

“What kind of man knows that a mob is armed and sends the mob to attack the Capitol and further incites that mob when his own vice president is under threat?" Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said on ABC's "This Week."

By Amy B WangJuly 3, 2022

U.S. wrestles with Russian, Iranian provocations in the Middle East

The Biden administration is presiding over a unique moment, as familiar threats like those posed by Iran have been overshadowed by Russia’s aggressive posture toward Europe and China’s quest for regional dominance in the Pacific.

By Karoun DemirjianJuly 3, 2022

Supreme Court marshal presses Md., Va. leaders to stop home protests

The marshal asked the Maryland and Virginia governors, as well as the leaders of Montgomery and Fairfax counties, to put down the ongoing protests.

By Jasmine Hilton and Ann E. MarimowJuly 2, 2022

Kyiv disputes Russia’s claim that it has ‘completely surrounded’ Lysychansk

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky decried “purposeful Russian terror" after missile strikes killed at least 21 people near the Black Sea port of Odessa.

By David L. Stern, Ellen Francis, Amy Cheng, Andrew Jeong, Julian Duplain and Marisa IatiJuly 2, 2022

As Ukraine war bogs down, U.S. assessments face scrutiny

Officials in previous conflicts often eluded concerns whether success was sustainable.

By Dan Lamothe and Karoun DemirjianJuly 2, 2022

Navy pursues accountability for fuel spill that poisoned drinking water

The incident sickened thousands of military family members and forced many more from their homes at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

By Alex HortonJuly 1, 2022

Kyiv says at least 21 dead in strike near city of Odessa

The attack on a resort town near the port of Odessa hit a high-rise apartment building and a recreation center, Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs said, and at least one child was among the dead.

By Cate Cadell, Karoun Demirjian, Alex Horton and Ellen FrancisJuly 1, 2022

More than 20 dead in Odessa strikes, Kyiv says

American WNBA star Brittney Griner is standing trial in Moscow, but experts on Russia’s legal system expect the proceedings will be a show trial.

By Ellen Francis, Andrew Jeong, Amy Cheng, Julian Duplain, Karina Tsui, David L. Stern and Meryl KornfieldJuly 1, 2022

Justice Dept. subpoenas two Arizona state senators in Jan. 6 probe

Senate President Karen Fann (R) and state Sen. Kelly Townsend (R) received subpoenas last week, according to a spokeswoman.

By Yvonne Wingett SanchezJuly 1, 2022

‘Take me up to the Capitol now’: How close Trump came to joining rioters

Trump’s demands to lead a march to Capitol Hill sheds new light on his mindset as the siege began.

By Isaac Arnsdorf, Josh Dawsey and Carol D. LeonnigJuly 1, 2022

He threatened to kill Joe Biden. His family says he’s a casualty of war.

A veteran with severe PTSD is charged with threatening President Biden. Caught in the federal justice system, is Scott Merryman beyond help?

By Paul DugganJuly 1, 2022

Ukraine scatters arsenal to protect weapons from Russian strikes

The Ukrainian military is dispersing its weapons across an array of warehouses in an effort to lessen the impact of any one Russian strike.

By John Hudson, Alex Horton and Dan LamotheJuly 1, 2022

Biden pledges $800 million in new weapons for Ukraine, says U.S. gas prices will remain high

Russia says its forces have withdrawn from Snake Island, a highly contested island in the Black Sea that Russia occupied soon after its February invasion.

By David Walker, Jennifer Hassan, Bryan Pietsch, Amy Cheng, Adam Taylor and Lateshia BeachumJuly 1, 2022

Migrant smuggler didn’t realize trailer’s AC unit failed, complaint says

Homero Zamorano, Jr., 45, appeared in federal court in San Antonio Thursday for the first time since the grisly discovery of the bodies.

By Arelis R. Hernández, Nick Miroff and Maria SacchettiJuly 1, 2022

How Trump World pressures witnesses to deny his possible wrongdoing

Trump and his allies shower potential witnesses with private flattery whille publicly blasting those who dare cross him.

By Rosalind S. Helderman, Josh Dawsey and Jacqueline AlemanyJune 30, 2022