Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.
Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the capital's heavily-fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a monthslong political crisis.
Trump, Clinton angle for advantage in politics of gender
WASHINGTON (AP) — She has no stamina. She shouts. She's got nothing going for her but being a woman.
Police: 12 dead in building collapse in Kenyan capital
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A six-story residential building collapsed in heavy rain in Nairobi, killing 12 people and injuring at least 134, Kenyan officials said Saturday.
Supreme Court trying to find its way after Scalia
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?
Fighting rages in Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other parts of the country appeared to be holding on its first day.
Iran's moderates emerge from runoff with most seats
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian moderates and reformists who support President Hassan Rouhani and last year's landmark nuclear deal have failed to secure a majority after parliamentary runoff elections but the bloc will retain the highest number of seats, followed by hard-liners and independents.
Sweden celebrates king's 70th with ABBA's 'Dancing Queen'
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Royals from around the world flew in, loyal Swedes lined the streets of Stockholm and the sounds of ABBA's "Dancing Queen" rang out from an army band on Saturday as Sweden celebrated King Carl XVI Gustaf's 70th birthday.
Leicester soccer team was 5,000-1 longshot, now eyes title
LONDON (AP) — Bettors looking for a wager with a fancifully high payoff last summer could have gone into their local betting shop in England and risked a bit of cash on the proposition that Elvis Presley would be found alive and well.
Senate candidate paid relative $170K for past campaign work
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Senate candidate who has railed against out-of-control government spending paid his brother-in-law nearly $170,000 to manage the finances of his congressional campaign. The relative worked as a car salesman and actor but had no experience rounding up political donatios.