Trump wildlife protection board defends trophy hunting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Big-game hunters tapped by the Trump administration to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants and lions as trophies defended the practice Friday, arguing that threatened and endangered species would go extinct without the anti-poaching programs funded in part by the fees wealthy Americans pay to shoot some of them.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominee's black site past

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gina Haspel's long spy career is so shrouded in mystery that senators want documents declassified so they can decide if her role at a CIA black site should prevent her from directing the agency.

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  • Written by By DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press

Survivors of school shooting take gun control message abroad

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Student survivors of the worst high school shooting in U.S. history took their message abroad for the first time on Saturday, calling for greater gun safety measures and sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience.


  • Written by By AYA BATRAWY , Associated Press

Militia members accused of targeting Somalis to stand trial

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Months before the 2016 general election, members of a Kansas militia group that prosecutors say came to be known as the "the Crusaders" met in an office to pick the targets of bombings that they hoped would inspire a wave of attacks on Muslims throughout the U.S.

  • Written by By ROXANA HEGEMAN , Associated Press