Phones, other distractions a big problem for teen drivers

HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EDT ON MARCH 25, 2015 - In this frame grab from a video provided by The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a teen driver loses control of her vehicle after she was driving distracted. Distractions, especially talking with passengers and using cellphones, play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers who analyzed nearly 1,700 videos that capture the actions of teen drivers in the moments before a crash. (AP Photo/The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers.

Kitchens go outdoors with fire pits, rings, tables

This Oct. 4, 2014 photo shows a fire pit at a home near Langley, Wash., that can comfortably seat eight to 10 people for cooking, cocktails and conversation. Wood-burning fire pits are cheaper to build and use than their gas-fueled counterparts and you can cook on them. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)

Gas-operated fire pits, fire rings and fire-pit tables are emerging as modern-day substitutes for campfires.

It isn’t Easter without a coconut dessert

This Feb.16, 2015 photo shows brown sugar coconut meringue cake in Concord, NH. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

It’s just not Easter without some sort of coconut dessert, whether it’s a classic Southern coconut cake or a creamy coconut chocolate egg. So this year we decided to take our inspiration from both of those to create a fresh, yet still familiar dessert for rounding out our Easter dinner.

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