Poll: Young people's fear of white extremism varies by race

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The threat of violence by people inspired by foreign extremists invokes fear in a majority of young Americans across racial groups. But for young people of color, particularly African-Americans, that fear is matched or surpassed by worries about violence from white extremists.

  • Written by MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press

WHY IT MATTERS: America and the world

EDITOR'S NOTE _ One in an AP series examining issues at stake in the presidential election and how they affect people


How should America use its influence in a world where being a superpower doesn't get you what it once did? As instability and human tragedy in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria have shown, the U.S. alone cannot impose solutions or force the surrender of adversaries like the Islamic State group, which cannot be deterred by the threat of nuclear attack.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

Cyborg stingray swims toward light, breaks new ground

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) —€” The idea of taking apart a rat's heart and transforming it into a tissue-engineered stingray first came to Kevin Kit Parker during a trip to the New England Aquarium with his daughter.

  • Written by MATT O'BRIEN, Associated Press

As US housing recovers, low incomes keep Detroit far behind

DETROIT (AP) — Ann and Oscar Mack had fallen behind on property taxes and knew they faced foreclosure on their home of 20 years. But they didn't know their house on Maiden Street, in a blighted east side Detroit neighborhood, was already listed for auction.

  • Written by COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press