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UN: Malawi is 1st nation to use malaria vaccine to help kids

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. Although the vaccine only protects about one third of children who are immunized, those who get the shots are likely to have less severe…

Tennessee lawmakers send governor 'triggered' abortion ban

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal that would effectively outlaw most abortions in Tennessee if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade is headed to the governor's desk. State lawmakers in both the House and Senate overwhelmingly advanced the legislation on Monday, with just a handful of Democrats voting against. The legislation is expected…

The Latest: Tennessee advances 'triggered' abortion ban

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on abortion bills moving through the Tennessee General Assembly (all times local): 7 p.m. A proposal that would effectively outlaw most abortions in Tennessee if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade is headed to the governor's desk. State lawmakers in both the House and Senate overwhelmingly advanced…

Doctor: Alabama's Saban undergoes hip replacement surgery

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and "should be able to return to work in the very new future." Cain says the right hip replacement was "robotic assisted" at Andrews Sports Medicine, with…

SeaWorld publishes decades of orca data to help wild whales

SEATTLE (AP) — The endangered killer whales of the Pacific Northwest live very different lives from orcas in captivity. They swim up to 100 miles (161 kilometers) a day in pursuit of salmon, instead of being fed a steady diet of baitfish and multivitamins. Their playful splashing awes and entertains kayakers and passengers on Washington…

Back to Earth: Washington set to allow 'human composting'

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington appears set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as "natural organic reduction" — an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks. The bill legalizing the process, sometimes referred to as "human composting," has passed the Legislature and is headed to the desk…

The Latest: Buttigieg: It's clear Trump deserves impeachment

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): Midnight South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says President Donald Trump has "made it pretty clear that he deserves impeachment," but he will "leave it to the House and Senate to figure that…

Correction: Insider Q&A-AIG's Kevin Hogan story

In an interview with Kevin Hogan, chief executive of AIG's Life & Retirement division, published April 21, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hogan mentioned the demise of defined contribution retirement plans. Hogan actually referred to the demise of defined benefit plans. A corrected version of the story is below: AIG leader talks about longevity…

In Venezuela, women sell hair as another way to get by

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Valery Díaz covered her eyes and held her breath before looking in a hair salon mirror to see herself without much of the long dark hair that used to frame her face. The 16-year-old student was paid $100 for the shorn hair, money she'll use to help her family and buy…