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

Wells Fargo says 3.5 million accounts involved in scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — The scope of Wells Fargo's fake accounts scandal grew significantly on Thursday, with the bank now saying that 3.5 million accounts were potentially opened without customers' permission between 2009 and 2016.

  • Written by By KEN SWEET , AP Business Writer