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Saudi women defy driving ban despite fear of arrest

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Some Saudi women appeared to have answered a call over social media to challenge a ban on driving, posting accounts and pictures of themselves behind the wheel in the conservative Arab kingdom. Groups such as “Women2Drive” and “Women’s Right to Drive in KSA” had called…

40 US billionaires pledge half of wealth to charity

Forty of America’s billionaires and their families pledged Wednesday to give more than half of their fortune to charity in a drive organized by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. The group includes CNN founder Ted Turner, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Hollywood director George Lucas,…