• UN chief calls for renewed focus on mass destruction weapons

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on the international community to renew its commitment to eliminate weapons of mass destruction as technological advances make it cheaper and easier for terrorist groups to produce and deliver materials for making the weapons.

  • In this Aug. 12, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he leaves a campaign rally in Altoona, Pa. While Donald Trump's chief economic pitch is decrying foreign trade, the audience for his argument is shrinking by the day in the state most pivotal to his shot at the presidency. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

    In North Carolina, audience shrinking for Trump’s message

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Hillary Clinton “owes the state of North Carolina a very big apology,” Donald Trump thundered, condemning the loss of manufacturing jobs due to free-trade deals supported by the Democratic presidential nominee.

  • Correction: United Nations-Nuclear Weapons story

    GENEVA (AP) — GENEVA — In a story Aug. 19 about a U.N. working group’s decision to call on the U.N. General Assembly to consider launching multilateral negotiations on nuclear disarmament, The Associated Press misspelled the name of Thai ambassador and erroneously attributed to him a comment that the decision would have little impact unless nuclear powers were also on board. His name is Thani Thongphakdi, and he did not say that the group’s decision will have little impact unless nuclear powers join in.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 photo, Martin Corena, acting commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia’s southern bloc, FARC, addresses his troops in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. Corena is calling on President Barack Obama to free a guerrilla leader jailed for more than a decade in the U.S. Corena said Ricardo Palmera’s 60-year sentence in connection to the FARC’s holding captive of three American defense contracts was incompatible with Obama’s support for a peace deal. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Colombian rebel leader calls on US to free jailed comrade

    JUNGLES OF PUTUMAYO, Colombia (AP) — One of Colombia’s most-grizzled and important rebel fighters is calling on President Barack Obama to do more to support peace and to free a guerrilla leader jailed for more than a decade in the United States.