Drought-hit Somalia moves closer to famine, says aid group

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said Thursday.

  • Written by ABDI GULED , Associated Press

O'Reilly is out at Fox but influence endures; career too?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite the inglorious end to Bill O'Reilly's two-decade Fox News Channel career, observers say his deep imprint on Fox and other cable news outlets and his influence on barbed political discourse are intact for the foreseeable future.


  • Written by LYNN ELBER , AP Television Writer

Applications for US jobless aid rise but remain at low level

WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, yet total applications remained at a historically low level that suggests workers are enjoying solid job security.


  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

AP-NORC Poll: Black teens most active on social media apps

Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones — which could explain why they're the biggest and most frequent users of mobile-friendly social media apps Snapchat and Instagram.


  • Written by ERRIN HAINES WHACK , Associated Press