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NEW YORK — Trinkets, statues and jewelry crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants were fed Thursday into a rock crusher in Central Park to demonstrate the state's commitment to smashing the illegal ivory trade.The artifacts … more
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump once questioned the wisdom of taking vacations. "What's the point?" he asked.But now the president is getting ready to join the annual August exodus from the city he calls "the swamp." Trump is due Friday to begin his … more
NEW YORK — Losses for energy and technology companies left most U.S. stocks lower on Thursday. Smaller companies fared worse as the dollar remained at 15-month lows.Energy companies weakened as the price of oil turned lower, and technology … more
HYNDMAN, Pa. (AP) — Nearly three dozen cars of a freight train carrying hazardous materials careened off the tracks in a small Pennsylvania town Wednesday, igniting fires in some rail cars and a garage and forcing emergency officials to … more
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday embraced legislation from two Republican senators that would place new limits on legal immigration and seek to create a system based more on merit and skills than family ties.Trump joined with … more
WASHINGTON — Republicans showed signs Tuesday of reaching out to Democrats for a joint if modest effort to buttress health insurance markets, four days after the GOP effort to unilaterally uproot and reshape the Obama health care law crumpled … more
WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has a message for his party: Get a spine and stand up to President Donald Trump. It's time for Congress to act as a brake on the president's erratic impulses.In a scolding book, Flake argues that his … more
WASHINGTON — Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director after just 11 days on the job — and just hours after former Gen. John Kelly took over as President Donald Trump's new chief of staff.Hoping to turn the page on … more
WASHINGTON — John McCain seemed poised to be the savior of the GOP health bill when he returned to the Capitol despite a brain cancer diagnosis.He turned out to be the executioner.The longtime Arizona senator stunned pretty much everyone … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — His White House in turmoil, President Donald Trump abruptly announced late Friday he was appointing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to be his chief of staff, ending the tumultuous six-month tenure of Reince … more
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