UN votes to launch talks on nuclear weapons ban.

UNITED NATIONS, United States: A UN General Assembly committee on Thursday voted to launch negotiations on a new treaty banning nuclear weapons despite fierce opposition from the world’s nuclear powers. A resolution presented by Austria, Ireland, Me ...

I’ll accept elections if I win, says Trump.

Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged on Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month’s presidential election if he wins. The Republican said he reserved the right to contest questionable results, deepening his unsubstantiated assertions ...

Four shot outside San Francisco schools; suspects at large.

Four male suspects wearing dark hoodies and jeans were seen running away from the area. Four teenage students were shot in the shared parking lot of two San Francisco high schools Tuesday, and one of the students is in critical condition, authorities said ...

Three days of national mourning in Haiti.

Matthew, meanwhile, lost its hurricane status, subsiding to a “post-tropical cyclone” after cutting a swath from Florida to South Carolina. Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas and one shattered by a 2010 earthquake and ravaged by a chol ...