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U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) has been unanimously re-elected as the Senate's second-highest ranking Democrat on December 8.
Russia has freed WNBA star Brittney Griner in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. The swap was confirmed by U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the negotiations who weren't authorized to publicly discuss the deal before a White House announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. It comes at a time of heightened tensions over Ukraine and it achieves a top goal for President Joe Biden. But it also comes with a heavy price and leaves behind an American who's been jailed for nearly four years in Russia. Griner is a two-time Olympic gold medalist who's been imprisoned for months on drug charges.
The US basketball star was released on Thursday from Russian detention in a prisoner swap for Viktor Bout, nicknamed the "Merchant of Death" by his accusers.
More Americans are moving to places where extreme weather events are commonplace, a new study found. Hurricane-prone Florida and states in the…
The House voted to pass legislation on Thursday to protect same-sex and interracial marriage, the last step before the measure goes to President Joe Biden for his signature and becomes law.
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have taken aim at "unconscious bias" inside the royal family and defended their decision to quit t…
Members of the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board is requesting improvements to their offices from the Illinois Legislative Audit Commission.