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November 18, 2017 5:17 PM Trump to Retain Ban on Elephant Trophy Imports

Proponents of limited big-game hunts say they furnish host countries resources to fund conservation efforts WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said late Friday he would keep in place a ban on the importing of elephant trophies by big-game hunters, a rare policy reversal prompted by a public outcry about the announcement last week his administration would 17

November 18, 2017 1:48 AM U.S. Seeks to Bolster Saudi Arabia in Face of Expanding Iranian Threat

Trump administration exploring range of actions to stop Iran’s supply of sophisticated weapons to its Middle East allies, including Hezbollah WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is looking at ways to quickly strengthen Saudi Arabia’s missile defenses and disrupt the flow of advanced Iranian-made weapons across the Middle East as concerns grow over a destabilizing 26

November 17, 2017 7:52 PM GOP rep. slams Trump's decision to allow imports of elephant trophies as the 'wrong move'

The GOP rep. said stopping poaching isn’t just about protecting the animals, it’s about national security. WASHINGTON — The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says the Trump administration’s decision to allow importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport is the “wrong move at the wrong time.” Rep. Ed Royce of California 15

November 17, 2017 3:15 PM South Carolina women's basketball team declines Trump's invite to White House

The South Carolina women’s basketball team has declined President Trump’s invite to the White House. (AP) South Carolina women’s basketball team, the 2017 NCAA champions, declined President Trump’s invite to the White House Friday. Trump met with 18 NCAA teams Friday, including the Texas A&M women's equestrian team, Pennsylvania State University's women's 19

November 17, 2017 12:27 PM South Carolina women’s basketball team, reigning NCAA Tournament champions, declines invitation to White House

South Carolina women’s hoops team declines invite to White House South Carolina’s women’s basketball squad, the reigning national champions, finally received their invitation to celebrate at the White House on Thursday, but head coach Dawn Staley’s team isn’t going. “We did hear from the White House about attending tomorrow’s event, but we will not be able to attend 23

November 17, 2017 2:01 AM Melania Trump to accept White House Christmas tree on Monday

Christmas is coming to Donald Trump's White House a bit early this year. Melania Trump is set to accept the official White House Christmas tree on Monday. First ladies typically receive the tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but the Trumps are expected to spend the holiday at their home in Palm Beach, Florida. Jim and Diane Chapman, owners of a Wisconsin 6

November 17, 2017 12:15 AM Special Counsel Mueller Issued Subpoena for Russia-Related Documents From Trump Campaign Officials

Senate committee also pressures Kushner lawyer to turn over more documents Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in mid-October issued a subpoena to President Donald Trump’s campaign requesting Russia-related documents from more than a dozen top officials, according to a person familiar with the matter. The subpoena, which requested documents and emails 28

November 16, 2017 11:47 PM Trump’s Pick to Oversee Chemical Safety at EPA May Be in Trouble in Senate

Michael Dourson has worked as consultant to chemical industry; some GOP opposition WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency may be in trouble in the Senate, as two Republicans have declared their opposition and a third said she is leaning against the nominee. Michael Dourson, a toxicologist 25

November 16, 2017 8:47 PM Pentagon: Retweet of call for Trump to resign was accidental

WASHINGTON – Oops! The Pentagon says it accidentally retweeted a tweet that urged President Donald Trump to resign. Without mentioning the content of the original tweet, a Pentagon spokesman, Col. Rob Manning, said it "would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense." The tweet was posted Thursday by a person whose Twitter handle is @ProudResister 20

November 16, 2017 4:46 AM Top Indonesia official escapes arrest by anti-graft police

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia's anti-graft commission said Thursday it will declare the speaker of parliament a fugitive if he doesn't turn himself in after being accused of involvement in the theft of $170 million of public funds. Local TV reported that Corruption Eradication Commission officials and paramilitary police went to Setya Novanto's home late Wednesday 27