Asia-Pacific forum sticks to free-trade gospel despite Trump


DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — An annual Pacific Rim summit is sticking with its tradition of promoting free trade and closer regional ties, shrugging off President Donald Trump's "America First" approach.

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  • Written by By TRAN VAN MINH and ELAINE KURTENBACH , Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week


A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:


Marine drill instructor gets 10 years for abusing recruits


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Marine Corps drill instructor has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars after being convicted of tormenting and abusing young recruits, especially Muslim-Americans, including one who later killed himself.


  • Written by By EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

Pope asks leaders to imagine a world without nuclear weapons


VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis warned Friday that nuclear deterrence policies developed during the Cold War provided a "false sense of security" and he urged government leaders to instead pursue an admittedly utopian future of a world free of atomic weapons.

  • Written by By NICOLE WINFIELD , Associated Press