US & World

When a transgender person uses a public restroom, who is at risk?

Supporters of North Carolina's "bathroom law" say it blocks sexual predators' access to victims. There's little evidence backing that, while research suggests transgender people face greater threats.

California Amtrak train slams into pickup, killing 3 men

The collision happened in Madera County north of Fresno surrounded by vineyards. The unidentified men were in their late 20s or early 30s.

Black tar's dangerous rise: from Mexico's heroin fields to the streets of LA

A potent form of heroin, known as black tar, is flooding the market in Southern California and could signal an alarming trend in the opioid epidemic in the country.

How could Brazil's political crisis affect the rest of Latin America?

Latin America's largest economy and most populous country reached a new level in its political crisis – and it comes at a critical time, just month's before playing host to the Olympics.

You're getting your news from Facebook, and someone's controlling that feed

More people are getting their news on Facebook and other sites. But they might not know humans control what they see.

Some relatives of Filipino vets will be allowed to immigrate sooner

Starting next month, immigration officials will let some adult children and siblings of elderly Filipino American vets wait for their immigrant visas in the United States instead of in the Philippines.

The future of airbags

An update on the Takata airbag recall and new technologies that put airbags on the outsides of cars

In historic step, Obama to visit Hiroshima later this month

President Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Japanese city since America dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of 1945.

Dwyane Wade takes heat for practicing during the Canadian National Anthem

Saturday, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was in the middle of his pre-game ritual for game three against the Toronto Raptors.

North Carolina sues federal government over ‘bathroom’ law

(AP) North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's administration sued the federal government Monday in a fight for a state law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Panama Papers database of offshore companies to go live

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists said it was putting the information online "in the public interest" as "a careful release of basic corporate information."

Moms around the world teach their kids a lot of cool rules

Global mothers give special wisdom depending where they live. What do you call your elders? Do you know how to gather firewood? What's the family password?

Nyquist wins Kentucky Derby, stays unbeaten

The winner of the 142nd Kentucky Derby finishes in front of Exaggerator to become the eighth unbeaten horse to win the Run for the Roses.

Your workout data might be helping cities build safer streets

As more people bike, cities are working on ways to keep them safe alongside cars. Now, transportation planners are turning to data from apps that cyclists and runners use to track themselves.

Celebrating Mother's Day? Make sure date's right

Many countries in the world celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May, but it's not the global norm. Turns out it has to do with the origins of the celebration, historical events and culture.

Aid groups criticize US plan to ship peanuts to feed Haitian kids

On paper, the USDA's plan to send surplus peanuts to feed 140,000 malnourished Haitian school children sounds commendable. But aid groups say it could devastate Haiti's peanut farmers.