AP FACT CHECK: Are pregnancy, rape pre-existing conditions?

Pregnancy, sexual assault and domestic violence could be considered "pre-existing conditions" that make it hard to keep insurance coverage under the Republican health care bill, according to a number of news articles and social media posts.

  • Written by TOM MURPHY , AP Health Writer

Experts: Convicting ex-officer in teen's death will be tough

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities who've charged a white suburban Dallas police officer with murder in a black teenager's death face a tough task in getting a conviction as few of these cases go to trial and, when they do, juries remain reluctant to second guess an officer's decision to use deadly force, legal experts said Saturday.

  • Written by JUAN A. LOZANO , Associated Press

1 million children refugees from South Sudan's civil war

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 1 million children have fled South Sudan's civil war, two United Nations agencies said Monday, part of the world's fastest growing refugee crisis.

  • Written by JUSTIN LYNCH , Associated Press

Nigeria leader meets Chibok girls, leaves for medical trip

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari expressed joy Sunday night at meeting with the 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed from Boko Haram extremists — then jolted the country by announcing he was leaving for London immediately for medical checkups as fears for his health continue.

  • Written by BASHIR ADIGUN , Associated Press

French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

PARIS (AP) — French President-elect Emmanuel Macron laid the groundwork Monday for his transition to power, announcing a visit to Germany and a name change for his political movement and appearing with his predecessor at a solemn World War II commemoration.

  • Written by SYLVIE CORBET and LORI HINNANT , Associated Press