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Updated at 12:48 PM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) " Kenya's president Saturday set fire 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 against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species. Uhuru Kenyatta put a flame to the biggest of 11 pyres of ivory tusks and one of rhino horn in a chilly afternoon. Overnight torrential rains that stopped midday had threatened to ruin the event and created a mudfield in the...

Updated at 12:40 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Congress accomplished relatively little in a short work period, missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis as lawmakers began a weeklong break. They left behind few clues about how...

Updated at 12:33 PM

PALESTINE, Texas (AP) " A 66-year-old woman and four grandchildren were killed early Saturday after a creek overflowed its banks, flooding an East Texas neighborhood as many residents slept. Capt. James Muniz of the Palestine Police...

Updated at 11:51 AM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) " Berkshire Hathaway's peculiarities are on display again this weekend with tens of thousands of people filling an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for hours at the conglomerate's annual...

Updated at 10:57 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) " Iran's moderate-reformist bloc secured more than 30 additional seats in parliamentary runoff elections, according to a Saturday report on state TV. The bloc, which supports President Hassan Rouhani and a nuclear deal the...

Updated at 10:41 AM

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) " Authorities in South Sudan said they have recovered 32 of the 125 Ethiopian children who the Ethiopian government said were abducted from its Gambela region two weeks ago during a deadly cattle raid blamed on a South...

Updated at 10:14 AM

BERLIN (AP) " Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and counts more Germans than Syrians as friends. Orhan Sahin arrived from Turkey more than three decades...

Updated at 9:30 AM

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) " Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no...

Updated at 8:56 AM

BERLIN (AP) " Police have detained about 400 leftists who were protesting against the national convention of the populist Alternative for Germany party in Stuttgart. German news agency dpa reported that protesters were shouting "refugees...

Updated at 8:54 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) " A six-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday night under heavy rain and flooding, killing at least seven people and injuring 121 others, Kenyan officials said. Live TV...

Posted at 8:45 AM

It started in 1990 with a ride-along with new Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper John Bertram. Vernon Chinn was not involved with law enforcement yet but that ride caused a spark that has not died in the 26 years since.

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