US & World

Record number of miles driven in US last year

American drivers put 3.22 trillion miles on the nations roads last year, up by 2.8 percent from 2015. A better economy and lower gas prices fueled the increase, which highlights infrastructure needs.

Japanese-Americans remember WWII incarceration

Many of the incarcerated were farmers, coerced to work the land in the camps. The food they grew was meant for the incarcerated but camp administrators sold it on the open market. Resistance ensued.

'A Day Without Immigrants' protest closes businesses

Some businesses closed for the day; others stayed open and pledged to contribute a share of the day's proceeds to nonprofits that aid Latino communities.

Leaving urban areas for the political homogeneity of rural towns

In the last election, it became easier to see the political divide between urban and rural areas. Now, people from California are moving to northern Idaho to find people similar to them.

Protests against Planned Parenthood rouse dueling rallies nationwide

Across the U.S., anti-abortion protesters flocked to clinics to calling for an end in federal funding for Planned Parenthood. In many cities, supporters showed up to counterprotest — sometimes right across the street.

Nearly 1 in 5 immigrants in US illegally in NYC, LA areas

The report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center estimates more than 2 million immigrants in the country illegally lived in the two areas in 2014.

California joins second lawsuit against Trump travel ban

Attorney General Xavier Becerra and 16 other attorneys general filed a friend of the court brief in the case of two men with Yemeni visas detained in Virginia.

Federal departments suspend travel order's enforcement, as Trump vows to fight

The State Department and Department of Homeland Security said they are complying with a restraining order issued Friday by a federal judge. President Trump called the decision "ridiculous."

​California university students sue over Trump travel ban

The federal suit filed Thursday in San Francisco says the ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries is unconstitutional and has created hardships for the students.

To be American, first 'speak English,' study says

A new study finds some big differences among respondents when it came to connecting citizenship to language, faith, and country of origin.

Big rule changes could make youth football games a whole lot smaller

A modified version of the sport, billed as a bridge between tackle and flag football, will be piloted with select youth football programs this fall. It features fewer players and a shorter field.

​San Francisco sues Trump over 'sanctuary city' order

The complaint, filed in federal district court, names Trump and his administration and claims the president is trying to coerce local authorities into abandoning sanctuary city policies, which San Francisco has adopted.

Boy Scouts pledge to admit transgender boys

The Scouts' chief executive announced the policy change after an 8-year-old transgender boy in New Jersey was forced out of a troop last fall.

VA hospitals still struggling with adding staff despite billions from Choice Act

Money from the $16 billion Veterans Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 was supposed to improve medical staffing levels at VA health centers, but it has had little impact on hiring numbers and how quickly vets get medical care.

It's Fred Korematsu Day: Celebrating a foe of US internment camps

Days after President Trump used an executive order to dramatically shift U.S. immigration policy, Fred Korematsu Day is attracting special attention.

My menu for Lunar New Year: Guilt, confusion, with a side of angst

When you're hosting this symbol-rich holiday for the first time, how do you assume ownership of rituals you don't cherish?