4 things to know about Equal Pay Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Equal Pay Day is being held Tuesday to highlight wage discrimination against women. Activists are holding rallies around the country. Here's what you need to know:

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Meningitis epidemic kills 336 children in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian and international health officials say a meningitis epidemic has killed 336 children amid fears it could spread across the border to Niger.

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US cites abortion provision in cutting off UN agency funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is cutting off U.S. funding to the United Nations agency for reproductive health under an abortion-related provision in a law that Democratic and Republican administrations have used as a cudgel in the global culture wars.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

Stocks slip again following weak business investment report

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower again Tuesday morning after the Commerce Department said a measurement of business investment fell in February. Banks and energy companies are taking some of the biggest losses. Stocks fell the previous day after weak car sales raised some worries about spending on other types of purchases.

  • Written by MARLEY JAY , AP Markets Writer