After ban ends, Saudi women see new job as drivers

In this Sunday, June 24, 2018 photo, Ammal Farahat, who has signed up to be a driver for Careem, a regional ride-hailing service that is a competitor to Uber, drives her car in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After lifting a longstanding ban on women driving, it's the latest job opening for Saudi women, that had been reserved for men only, and one that sharply challenges traditional norms. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women are driving freely through busy city streets for the first time after years of risking arrest if they dared to get behind the wheel. And with the longstanding ban now lifted, a new opportunity has emerged: Working as drivers.

In Western N. Carolina: Do go chasing waterfalls

This May 18, 2018 photo shows two people riding down Sliding Rock, a natural waterslide located in the Pisgah National Forest, between Brevard, N.C., and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Known as "The Land of the Waterfalls," Transylvania County boasts more than 250 waterfalls that attract visitors every year. (Hillary Speed via AP)

BREVARD, N.C. (AP) — Some are big. Some are small. Some are wide. Some are narrow. Some crash down. Some are a slow trickle. And some, you can slide right down.

Do you know what your kid’s doing on that device?

Rich Wistocki, a retired cybercrime detective who now consults with and trains educators, parents, kids and law enforcement on digital safety, speaks to parents at Nathan Hale Elementary School in Chicago on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. "When you give this kid, at the ripe old age of 11, this ominous device, it's like giving them the keys to their brand new Mercedes," Wistocki tells parents. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

CHICAGO (AP) — Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen’s contacts on social media.

Idaho youths overcome adversity

Cadets stand at attention in formation at the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy in Pierce, Idaho. The Idaho Youth Challenge Academy doesn’t accept kids with felony charges, but it can be used as an alternative to those types of sentences, according to principal Bicker Therien. Steve Hanks/Lewiston Tribune via AP

PIERCE, Idaho (AP) — Maddi Young had a choice to make after living a life fueled by drugs. She could either be charged with a felony or enroll in the Idaho Youth Challenge Academy.

On the trail of synchronous fireflies

This June 14, 2018 photo shows Peggy Butler, organizer of the Pennsylvania Firefly Festival looking at some fireflies in a jar during an evening hike overlooking the Tionesta Creek and Firefly Island, left rear, in Kettleville, Pa. For several weeks in June each year people from around the world make the trek to this northwest Pennsylvania forest to see all manner of fireflies. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

KELLETTVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Every year in North America as spring turns to summer, fireflies emerge in parks, forests and backyards.

Don’t let puppy love blind you to the expense of a dog

FILE- In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Harbor, an 8-week old labrador retriever, takes a nap during a news conference at the American Kennel Club headquarter in New York. New dog owners can expect to shell out $1,200 to $2,000 in the first year, and as much as $14,500 over their pup’s lifetime, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. And that’s just for routine costs. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

How much is that doggy in the window? More than you may think.

Explore Spain’s Salvador Dali Triangle

FILE - This Oct. 18, 1984, file photo, shows Spanish painter Salvador Dali's mansion in Figueras, Spain, where he was living at the time. In the background can be seen the geodesic dome topping the Dali museum which occupies part of the mansion called, "Torre Galatea." If the name Salvador Dali conjures images of melting watches and one conspicuous mustache but not much else, then a visit to Spain's "Dali Triangle" will not only make for a fantastic road trip, it will show that there's so much more to the renowned surrealist's work. Three of Dali's homes, all converted to museums, are located along the Costa Brava, a nearly 100-mile (160-kilometer) stretch of rugged coastline in northeastern Catalonia. (AP Photo/Dominique Mollard, File)

FIGUERES, Spain (AP) — If the name Salvador Dali conjures images of melting watches and one conspicuous mustache but not much else, then a visit to Spain’s “Dali Triangle” will not only make for a fantastic road trip, it will show that there’s so much more to the renowned surrealist’s work.



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