China likely to gain as US withdraws from Paris agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pullback from a global climate pact could accelerate China's unlikely ascent toward leadership in stemming global warming and promoting green technology, and on global matters far removed from the environment.

  • Written by MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press

US employers add modest 138K jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs, though the gains were enough to help nudge the unemployment rate down to a 16 year-low.

  • Written by JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer

US trade deficit rises to highest level since January

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose in April to the highest level since January. The politically sensitive trade gap with China registered a sharp increase.

  • Written by PAUL WISEMAN , AP Economics Writer

South Sudan: 15 children die in botched vaccine campaign

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Fifteen young children have died in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines, South Sudan's government announced Friday.

  • Written by JUSTIN LYNCH and SAM MEDNICK , Associated Press