Saudi-led troops fight rebel forces south of Yemen's Hodeida


SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Troops in a Saudi-led coalition captured a town south of Yemen's port city of Hodeida on Thursday as fierce fighting and airstrikes pounded the area, officials said, on the second day of an offensive to capture the strategic harbor.

  • Written by By AHMED AL-HAJ , Associated Press

House GOP leaders kick around various immigration proposals


WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are trying to craft legislation on immigration issues that have stalled in Congress for years, the outcome of a truce between the party's conservative and moderate factions.

  • Written by By LISA MASCARO and ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Musk company to build Chicago-to-O'Hare express transport


CHICAGO (AP) — The Boring Company, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that it says will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O'Hare International Airport in mere minutes.


Police investigate elder abuse of Marvel Comics' Stan Lee


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are investigating reports of elder abuse against Stan Lee that come amid a struggle over the life and fortune of the 95-year-old Marvel Comics mogul, court documents showed Wednesday.

  • Written by By ANDREW DALTON , AP Entertainment Writer

Melting of Antarctica is speeding up, worrying scientists


WASHINGTON (AP) — The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study.


  • Written by By SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer