Philippines braces for long emergency as volcano erupts


LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — An erupting Philippine volcano belched red-hot lava and clouds of ash and debris at least four times Wednesday, prompting the number of displaced villagers to swell to more than 74,000 and causing officials to brace for a humanitarian emergency they fear could last for months.

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  • Written by By JOEAL CALUPITAN , Associated Press

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