Griner, Whelan families to meet Biden amid US-Russia talks


              FILE - Elizabeth Whelan, sister of U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Russian prisoner Paul Whelan, speaks at a news conference alongside families of Americans currently being held hostage or wrongfully detained overseas in Lafayette Park near the White House, May 4, 2022, in Washington. President Joe Biden plans to meet at the White House on Friday, Sept. 16, with family members of WNBA star Brittney Griner and Michigan corporate security executive Paul Whelan, both of whom remain jailed in Russia, senior administration officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
            
              FILE - Cherelle Griner, wife of WNBA star Brittney Griner, speaks during a news conference in Chicago, Friday, July 8, 2022. President Joe Biden plans to meet at the White House on Friday, Sept. 16, with family members of WNBA star Brittney Griner, including Cherelle Griner, and Michigan corporate security executive Paul Whelan, both of whom remain jailed in Russia, senior administration officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
            
              FILE - Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine who was arrested for alleged spying, listens to the verdict in a courtroom at the Moscow City Court in Moscow, Russia, June 15, 2020. President Joe Biden plans to meet at the White House on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, with family members of WNBA star Brittney Griner and Michigan corporate security executive Paul Whelan, both of whom remain jailed in Russia, senior administration officials told The Associated Press. (Sofia Sandurskaya, Moscow News Agency photo via AP, File)
            
              FILE - WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted from a court room ater a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, Aug. 4, 2022. President Joe Biden plans to meet at the White House on Friday, Sept. 16, with family members of Griner and Michigan corporate security executive Paul Whelan, both of whom remain jailed in Russia, senior administration officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
            
              FILE - Former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson speaks to reporters after a news conference in New York, Nov. 16, 2021. Richardson, who has worked to secure the releases of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, visited Moscow this week and held meetings with Russian leaders. That's according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night, Sept. 13, 2022.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Griner, Whelan families to meet Biden amid US-Russia talks