Protests, new climate pledges after Trump's Paris pullout

BRUSSELS (AP) — Environmental campaigners protested Friday against President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, while nations around the world pledged to double down on their efforts to curb global warming in response to the U.S. move.

  • Written by LORNE COOK and FRANK JORDANS , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Holes in Trump's reasoning on climate pullout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Announcing that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump misplaced the blame for what ails the coal industry and laid a shaky factual foundation for his decision. A look at some of the claims in a Rose Garden speech and an accompanying fact sheet about the deal to curtail emissions responsible for global warming:

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER and PAUL WISEMAN , Associated Press

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