Trump's global gag rule goes far beyond abortion, groups say

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a ban on U.S. funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortions has left impoverished women around the world without treatment for HIV, malaria and other diseases, health groups say, calling it "devastating" because Trump went where no administration had gone before.

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  • Written by CARA ANNA , Associated Press

Sheriff: 5 workers presumed dead in Oklahoma rig explosion


QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — Gas rig workers missing after fiery explosion in Oklahoma are presumed dead, authorities said Tuesday, and the search for the men has turned to a recovery mission.

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Skepticism, worry amid preparation for Rohingya repatriation


YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says it's ready for a gradual repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees chased out by the Buddhist-majority country's military. Bangladesh says it's preparing for the transfer, but it might need more time.

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  • Written by By FOSTER KLUG , Associated Press

Do e-cigarettes help or harm? Report says not clear yet


WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young people to try traditional cigarettes, a new report concludes.


  • Written by By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck off an island in the Gulf of Alaska, prompting a tsunami threat that sent the state's residents along the southern coast and western Canada fleeing for higher ground just after midnight Tuesday.

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  • Written by By MARK THIESSEN and BECKY BOHRER , Associated Press