US military member killed in Somalia, 1st death since 1993

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A U.S. service member has been killed in Somalia during an operation against the extremist group al-Shabab — the first U.S. combat death there in more than two decades — as the United States steps up its fight against the al-Qaida-linked organization in a country that remains largely chaos.

  • Written by ABDI GULED , Associated Press

Senate wary on 'Obamacare' repeal, bumpy path ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are claiming a triumph by pushing their legislative centerpiece scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law through the House. It was a perilous journey, and its Senate pathway will be at least as bumpy with little doubt the measure will change, assuming it survives.

 

  • Written by ALAN FRAM and RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Trump: Australian health care system better than US

BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump's praise of Australia's government-funded health care system has raised the ire of Sen. Bernie Sanders, a leading advocate of such single-payer systems.

 

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

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