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

Arkansas execution plan again thrown into doubt

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An aggressive effort by the state of Arkansas to carry out its first executions since 2005 stalled for the second time this week as courts blocked lethal injections planned for Thursday, prompting Gov. Asa Hutchinson to express frustration at legal delaying tactics.


  • Written by KELLY P. KISSEL and JILL BLEED , Associated Press