Uganda seizes ton of ivory, arrests 2 West African suspects

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities seized a ton of illegal ivory and arrested three West Africans they believe were plotting to ship it abroad, an official said Saturday.

  • Written by RODNEY MUHUMUZA , Associated Press

140 Somali refugees settled in US after court suspends ban

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fellow refugees say at least 140 Somalis have been settled in the United States after being blocked for days by President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.

  • Written by TOM ODULA, Associated Press

Pence: US will hold Russia accountable, stands with NATO

MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sought Saturday to calm jittery partners by declaring that the United States, under President Donald Trump, would "hold Russia accountable" and maintain steadfast support for NATO, the post-World War II military alliance Trump once dismissed as "obsolete."

  • Written by KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

AP Exclusive: Twin tragedies give survivor a new face

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man.

 

  • Written by SHARON COHEN , AP National Writer