South Carolina deputy who shot 911 caller won't be charged


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Attorney General's Office says it won't prosecute a white sheriff's deputy who shot and paralyzed a black 911 caller after mistaking him for a burglar in 2015.


Ursula K. Le Guin, best-selling science fiction author, dies


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88.

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  • Written by By GILLIAN FLACCUS and HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press

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