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Duckhee Lee downplays deafness, wins ATP tournament debut

Aug. 20, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Duckhee Lee tossed the ball into the air for his first serve in an ATP tournament match, and blasted it past his opponent with a loud pop. The 21-year-old South Korean never heard it. He was born deaf. The tour's first deaf professional player says he doesn't want to be defined...

Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China's pigs

Aug. 20, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world's pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia's pig herds. Farmers have long contained its spread by quarantining and killing infected animals, but the disease's devastating march into East Asia is intensifying the search for...

California smuggler of erectile dysfunction drug gets prison

Aug. 20, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who smuggled $11 million worth of erectile dysfunction drugs into the U.S. from China has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for conspiracy and smuggling contraband. Prosecutors say the drugs sold by 41-year-old John Lee of Walnut were...

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

Aug. 20, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood's acting president and CEO, said the organization's...

Indians' Carrasco pitches for 1st time since cancer finding

Aug. 19, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Carlos Carrasco shook off some nerves and returned to the mound. Two months after being diagnosed with leukemia, everything felt mostly normal for the Indians right-hander. "It was really special today," Carrasco said. "Just coming back today out of the bullpen, it feels great."...

Clarification: Exchange- Fertility Treatment-Contest story

Aug. 19, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story Aug. 16, The Associated Press reported that a radio station told listeners in July they could enter a contest to win IVP treatments with the Reproductive Care Center, with winners announced in September. The story did not specify that the deadline to enter the contest has...

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Aug. 19, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases. Although plans for such a gathering were still being worked out, Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed...

Detained immigrants sue over conditions, medical care

Aug. 19, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday decrying what they called shoddy medical care and a failure by authorities to provide accommodations for disabilities. In the suit filed by disability and civil rights advocates in U.S. District Court, immigrants said...

Nebraska moves all girls out of facility for troubled youth

Aug. 19, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are moving 24 teenage girls out of a state-run facility for female juvenile offenders after learning that many were confined to buildings with fire hazards, holes in the wall and mold and water damage. The Department of Health and Human Services announced the move...

Patience wears thin for migrants stranded off Italian coast

Aug. 19, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Spanish rescue ship Open Arms resorted to serving pizzas to 107 increasingly angry and sometimes aggressive migrants who are stranded aboard, as Italy's interior minister stuck to his refusal to let the vessel dock at a nearby Italian island in a weekslong standoff. The migrants were...