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

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It's not so far away, either.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer

How dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There's nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and reused.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER and KEN RITTER , Associated Press