AP Interview: UN food chief says to end hunger, end conflict


UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. food agency is telling world leaders that the only way to end global hunger is to end conflicts, which would also free up billions of dollars to build roads and infrastructure and promote economic growth in all developing countries.


  • Written by By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

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: