Looking for a job? These 5 areas are doing the most hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) — By many measures the job market is in its best shape since before the Great Recession. The unemployment rate is just 4.4 percent, its lowest level in a decade. Employers have added a solid average of 186,000 jobs a month over the past year.


  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his Bible-ban story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pitching religious free expression, President Donald Trump accused the former Obama administration Thursday of banning patients at a military hospital from receiving religious items from visitors. That episode is not quite as the president described it.


  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most wildly popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. AP checked these out; here are the real facts:


AP Explains: Why the sick will face coverage problems

The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their plan designed to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health problems.

  • Written by TOM MURPHY , AP Health Writer