Protests follow video of officer drawing gun on black teens

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators marched Monday night to the pool where a white police officer pinned a black teenage girl to the ground and pulled a gun on others over the weekend. The protesters carried signs that included the phrases, "My skin color is not a crime" and "Fire Eric Casebolt."

  • Written by DAVID WARREN, Associated Press

From fossil fuels to epidemics: What the G-7 decided

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel went into the Group of Seven summit in the Bavarian Alps with a broad agenda, but combating climate change was a top priority. At the two-day meeting with the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the U.S., the G-7's most eye-catching pledge was a commitment to move away from using fossil fuels by the end of this century.

  • Written by GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press

HSBC slashes jobs as it shifts focus further to Asian roots

LONDON (AP) — HSBC Holdings, Europe's largest bank by market value, will cut up to 25,000 jobs globally to reduce costs and shift its center of gravity further toward the fast-growing Asian economies where it started operations 150 years ago.

  • Written by PAN PYLAS, Associated Press

Seeking trade votes, Obama offers help to Dems who vote yes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has an offer for Democrats who fear political attacks if they back his trade agenda: Give me your vote now, and I'll have your back come re-election next year.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

South Korea says its deadly MERS outbreak may have peaked

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea believes its MERS virus outbreak may have peaked, and experts say the next several days will be critical to determining whether the government's belated efforts have successfully stymied a disease that has killed seven people and infected nearly 100 in the country.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press