Trump criminal probe: Dept. of Justice appoints ‘special counsel’ | USA TODAY

Jack Smith was named special counsel in two investigations targeting former President Donald Trump over the 2020 election and classified documents. RELATED: Donald Trump announces 2024 presidential run https://bit.ly/3Vcyek2 Attorney General Merrick Garland tapped longtime federal prosecutor Jack Smith as…

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Russia to withdraw from Ukrainian port city of Kherson | USA TODAY

Russian troops will withdraw from the crucial port city of Kherson, according to the commander of Russian forces in Ukraine. RELATED: More than 100 Ukrainian soldiers return following Russia prisoner deal | USA TODAY https://bit.ly/3tj6cXS The announcement was met with…

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Georgia midterms: Black men speak on the issues that matter to them | USA TODAY

In Georgia, the Black Man Lab seeks to make Black voices heard. “We’ve been talked about, we’ve been talked to, but nobody’s actually listened.” RELATED: White House says no credible threats of violence ahead of election day | USA TODAY…

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More than 100 Ukrainian soldiers return following Russia prisoner deal | USA TODAY

More than 100 Ukrainian prisoners of war returned to Ukraine following a prisoner exchange deal with Russia. RELATED: Ukrainians line up for water as Russian strikes target infrastructure | USA TODAY https://bit.ly/3FR4pke » Subscribe to USA TODAY: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh » Watch…

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Kid dressed as Michael Myers doesn’t break character after fall | USA TODAY

A youngster dressed as Michael Myers from the hit series “Halloween,” stayed in character even after falling off a hay bail at a Kentucky event. RELATED: Adorable dog joins soccer match in progress | USA TODAY #Shorts https://bit.ly/3roUrOK » Subscribe…

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Flames engulf skyscraper in China | USA TODAY

The fire that engulfed a skyscraper in China has been extinguished. There are no reports of casualties. RELATED: Patagonia mountain glacier collapses | USA TODAY https://bit.ly/3dhRImM » Subscribe to USA TODAY: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh » Watch more on this and other topics…

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Barack and Michelle Obama return to White House for portrait unveiling |USA TODAY

More than five years after Barack and Michelle Obama left the White House, the couple returned for the unveiling of their official portraits. RELATED: White House clarifies Biden’s ‘MAGA Republican’ remark https://bit.ly/3AYZUAk Former President Barack Obama and former first lady…

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Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin loses House special election | USA TODAY

Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin lost the special election for Alaska’s only U.S. House seat to Democrat Mary Peltola. RELATED: Times Square in New York City now a ‘Gun Free Zone’ following new law https://bit.ly/3CMFnS3 Mary Peltola won Alaska’s…

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Dr. Anthony Fauci to step down, announces next chapter of his career | USA TODAY

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, has announced he will step down from public service in December of 2022. RELATED: First lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19 | USA TODAY https://bit.ly/3PMpopH Fauci, 81, serves as chief…

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One year after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan | USA TODAY

One year since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan, life remains increasingly difficult for Afghans. RELATED: US lawmakers visit Taiwan following Nancy Pelosi’s trip | USA TODAY https://bit.ly/3QsOvz4 Most of the attention from the West has focused on the Taliban’s…

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