Source: Grand jury hears from lobbyist in Trump Tower chat

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand jury used by special counsel Robert Mueller has heard secret testimony from a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's eldest son, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Written by By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

AP Explains: How the insurgency behind Myanmar attacks grew

BANGKOK (AP) — Armed with machetes and rifles, a ragtag band of insurgents comprised of members of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority launched unprecedented attacks last week, triggering fighting with security forces that has left more than 100 people dead and forced at least 18,000 to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.

  • Written by By TODD PITMAN , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Texas GOP misstates Sandy aid package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republicans now clamoring for federal money to aid their flood-stricken state overwhelmingly opposed a disaster relief package after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012. They insisted then — and have repeated in recent days — that the legislation was packed with wasteful spending.

  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

US unemployment claims rise slightly, remain low

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the numbers remained low and consistent with a healthy job market.

  • Written by By PAUL WISEMAN , AP Economics Writer