Frustration sets in after coal mine health study suspended

GLEN DANIEL, W.Va. (AP) — Chuck Nelson spent his life in this corner of Appalachia, working for years in the coal mines — a good job in the economically depressed area. But he says the industry that helped him earn a living cost him his health, and his wife's, too.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL VIRTANEN , Associated Press

US cities, states defy Trump, still back Paris climate deal


BONN, Germany (AP) — A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord.

  • Written by By FRANK JORDANS and DOROTHEE THIESING , Associated Press

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