US & World

Saudi women cast first-ever votes — and vie for offices

But if they want to vote, women will have to catch a ride: the conservative Islamic kingdom still forbids them from driving.

Hoverboards put on no-fly list amid fire concerns

The bans come as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says it's looking into at least 10 reports of the self-balancing electric scooters bursting in flames.

Judge blocks operations of daily fantasy sports sites in NY

A state judge has barred daily fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel from doing business in New York.

Millennials want to send troops to fight ISIS, but don't want to serve

A comprehensive new poll from the Harvard Institute of Politics dives into the politics of the nation's 18- to 29-year-olds. The poll also looked at support for Bernie Sanders and immigration.

Why did a train leave a Boston station without an operator?

About 50 passengers were aboard the Red Line train when it left the Braintree station south of Boston without an operator around 6 a.m. Thursday.

Experts skeptical of North Korea's hydrogen bomb claim

The state news agency quoted Kim Jong Un saying North Korea was ready to detonate an atomic bomb or a more powerful hydrogen bomb.

House of Representative tightens 'Visa waver program'

Politico's Seung Min Kim discusses a new bill from The House that would require more scrutiny on people from "high risk" countries entering the U.S.

For young Saudi women, video games offer self-expression

Saudi women gamers gather at an annual convention, dressing as their favorite characters and exercising freedoms they want to see more of in their lives.

Eagles of Death Metal members appear with U2 on Paris stage

It was the first time the Eagles of Death Metal band had performed since the attacks, which band members escaped under harrowing circumstances.

Agencies work to bring closure to Pearl Harbor sailors, Marines

Decades after Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, groups are still working to bury those killed in the attacks--and provide closure for those who survived.

"The cross-border express" between Tijuana and California

A new pedestrian walkway will connect California with the Tijuana Airport in Mexico. This is expected to expedite flight between the two countries.

California newest airport terminal extends to Mexico

An investor group built a terminal in San Diego with a bridge that crosses a razor-wire border fence to Tijuana's decades-old airport.

U.S. will launch new 'national alert system' for terrorist threats

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he'll announce a new system to inform the public about the threat and the government's response.

All barriers to women in combat fall; is draft registration next?

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announcement removing remaining barriers to women in all combat military occupational specialties raises other questions.

In California, aid withers for people with developmental disabilities

Budget cuts and rising costs are imperiling California's programs for people with developmental disabilities. The state had led the nation in providing innovative community based services.

Pay your parking ticket by donating food? Yes, you can

A few cities around the country are allowing drivers to cover part or all of their fines with food donations. The idea is to turn a negative — getting a ticket — into a positive: helping others.