Early data suggests pedestrian deaths surged in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10 percent last year as the economy improved, the price of gas plunged and motorists put more miles behind the wheel than ever before, according to an analysis of preliminary state traffic fatality data.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

CAN THEY DO THAT? Great wall of Trump faces great hurdles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump promises to build a great wall along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it, but it will be a difficult pledge to fulfill.

Can he do it?

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

Police shootings of blacks influence crime fiction genre

NEW YORK (AP) — In "Underground Airlines," an upcoming novel by Ben Winters, a black bounty hunter rides through a poor neighborhood in Indianapolis alongside a white policeman.

  • Written by BY HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer