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Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. If the deep cuts are approved by Congress and the U.S.

Ryan says House to revisit health care, offers no details

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he's going to give battered House Republicans another crack at a health care overhaul. But he offered no timeline, and leaders haven't resolved how to overcome the deep GOP divisions that crumpled their legislation last week in a humiliating retreat for themselves and President Donald Trump.

McConnell criticizes Iran nuke deal as 'windfall' for Tehran

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aiming to prove their commitment to Israel, senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal. The measures, unveiled ahead of the opening of the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, seek to build consensus among Republicans and Democrats who are so often bitterly at odds on domestic issues.

Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Declaring an end to what he's called "the war on coal," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cleaner energy sources.

NFL owners approve Raiders' move to Las Vegas, so what now?

PHOENIX (AP) -- Sometime in the not distant future, they will become the Las Vegas Raiders. Until then, likely in 2020, Mark Davis' team belongs to Oakland. Well, sort of. NFL owners approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter.

Trump has casino trademark in Jordan but gambling is illegal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The president of the United States holds a trademark in Jordan for a Donald Trump casino, despite the fact that gambling is illegal in the kingdom. It is one of four he received before he ran for office, and suggests that the former casino executive may have had wider hopes for businesses across the Middle East than was previously known.

Similarities striking between 2 deadly Oakland fires

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The similarities between two deadly Oakland fires that occurred nearly four months apart are striking: Each involved a dangerously dilapidated building with an absentee landlord and renters desperate for affordable housing in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area.

South Korea holds memorial for 9 missing ferry victims

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea on Tuesday held a memorial ceremony for the nine passengers still missing from the 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers near the ship's wreckage that was raised last week. Relatives of the missing victims cried as representatives of Catholic and Protestant churches and Buddhists delivered prayers wishing for the remains of the nine to be recovered.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. WHAT HOUSE INTEL CHAIR WAS DOING AT THE WHITE HOUSE Republican Rep. Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his controversial claims that communications involving President Donald Trump's associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance in the Obama administration's waning days. 2.

White House looks to bounce back after health care loss

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Regrouping after a rocky few weeks, the White House declared Monday that President Donald Trump doesn't consider the health care battle to be over, suggesting he may turn to Democrats to help him overhaul the system after his own party rejected his proposal. The sudden interest in bipartisanship is a shift for a president who has spent months mocking Democratic leaders as inept.

NHL poised to skate into China, hockey's next frontier

When Andong Song started playing hockey in China at age 6, he wore figure skates on his feet and had to use the straight parts of short-track speedskating rinks for practice. His father brought back equipment from his travels one piece at a time, and his family moved to Canada a few years later so he could pursue a career in the sport.

NFL owners approve Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas

PHOENIX (AP) -- Invoking his father Al's name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland. NFL owners approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter. "My father used to say the greatness of the Raiders is in the future," Davis said. "This gives us the ability to achieve that.

Screams alert residents to fire that killed 3 in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Awakened by screams of "fire," Michael Jones bolted out of bed in the pre-dawn darkness Monday at the dilapidated Oakland apartment building he calls home, instinctively pounded on the doors of his elderly neighbors and ushered them to safety -- walkers and all. Jones, 43, then found Princess, the "house" pit bull, cowering in the backyard, and the two ran out the front door as glass shattered from the heat.

Navalny: a savvy and determined Kremlin foe

MOSCOW (AP) -- The 15-day jail sentence imposed Monday on Alexei Navalny is nothing new for the Kremlin's most visible domestic foe, and is unlikely to be more than a brief interruption of his campaign against what he calls "the party of crooks and thieves." He's repeatedly been jailed, endured a year of house arrest and three convictions that could have brought him significant prison time.

Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the Republican congressman said Monday. Nunes' revelation prompted the top Democrat on the committee, Rep.

Will Cabinet follow Tillerson's lead in media access?

NEW YORK (AP) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has famously declared himself "not a big media press access person," isn't alone in President Donald Trump's Cabinet. But it's too early to call him a trendsetter, either. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, both with extensive private sector backgrounds, have similarly been press-averse at the beginning of their tenures. Others seem to be following the leads of predecessors.

Q&A: Who'd gain from a Trump border wall? Hint: Not Mexico

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- As a billionaire developer, Donald Trump built casinos, luxe condo towers and lush golf courses. Now, as president, Trump aims to develop perhaps his most ambitious and surely his most contentious project yet: A wall along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. How? At what cost? And who would benefit? Much remains unknown.

Asian markets mostly higher after Wall Street sinks

BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street sank on worries the Trump administration might not do as much for businesses as once thought. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 1 percent to 19,175.48 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.5 percent to 24,308.32. The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.4 percent to 3,252.81 while Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 added 0.2 percent to 5,806.20. Seoul's Kospi rose 0.2 percent to 2,159.

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT TRUMP IS WILLING TO DO WITH 'OBAMACARE' The U.S. president's aides open the door to working with moderate Democrats on the health care issue. 2. AP: 'BATHROOM BILL' COSTLY FOR NORTH CAROLINA The law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.75 billion in lost business over a dozen years, an AP analysis finds.