DIVIDED AMERICA: Yearning for unity, enduring divisiveness

Though they live about 1,730 miles apart, though they've never met, though they are of different races and backgrounds, Lauren Boebert and Dorothy Johnson-Speight speak almost in unison when they lament the fracturing of America.

  • Written by JERRY SCHWARTZ, Associated Press

Girls & autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk

CHICAGO (AP) — Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition.

  • Written by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

Despite warnings, extremely dangerous air bags not repaired

DETROIT (AP) — Owners of more than 300,000 Hondas have yet to get their air bags repaired, despite warnings from the automaker and regulators that the inflators have an extremely high chance of rupturing and causing injury or even death.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer