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Uber and Lyft see the light on sexual assault, but they could do a whole lot better

May 18, 2018 |

Ride-sharing giants Uber and Lyft patted themselves on the back this week for adopting a totally #MeToo policy that victims of sexual assault and harassment won’t be held to the companies’ forced-arbitration requirement and will be able to seek their day in court.

“We have learned it’s important…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

North Korea warns US in light of ‘provocative’ drills

May 16, 2018 |

North Korea says the US should carefully consider the fate of the North Korea-US summit in light of “provocative” drills with South Korea, North Korean state news agency KCNA reports.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Break Room Light Argument Ends With Fatal Stabbing on Tarmac

May 4, 2018 |

Authorities say an argument over a break room light led to a deadly stabbing involving three workers at Philadelphia International airport, the AP reports. The stabbing occurred around 11:30am Thursday near Gate E6 in what city police say was a “secure area”; NBC Philadelphia says it was a break…
Newser

Report Sheds Unflattering Light on Hannity’s $90M Investment

April 23, 2018 |

Sean Hannity has hit back at assertions in a report from the Guardian that cast an unflattering light on a massive real estate deal to which he is financially tied. Calling the report an “attack,” the Fox News personality sought to deny any wrongdoing after it was revealed that he’s…
Newser

Can Secret JFK Files Shed Light on a 1971 Suicide?

April 23, 2018 |

A long-dead diplomat’s family is urging President Trump to release still-secret files on John F. Kennedy’s assassination ahead of the Thursday deadline Trump set to do so , in hopes it changes the story of their father’s suicide. After 18 years with the State Department, Charles Thomas saw it all come…
Newser

Contract workers’ suit alleging racist behavior at Tesla threatens to shine unwelcome light on carmaker’s culture

April 13, 2018 |

On a fall evening in 2015, Owen Diaz went to drop off food for his 20-year-old son Demetric, whom he’d helped find a job at the same Tesla Inc. factory where Owen operated elevators.

As he turned the corner, the two African American men allege in a lawsuit, Owen saw Demetric’s supervisor condemning…


L.A. Times – Business

‘Planet Parade’ to light up night sky in March: How to watch the rare event

March 6, 2018 |

Stargazers, get your binoculars ready: a string of bright planets, called a “Planet Parade,” will grace the night’s sky this week, and the show is expected to last several days.
FOX News

Oprah Winfrey calls Florida students ‘warriors of the light’

February 26, 2018 |

Oprah Winfrey has nothing but praise for the Florida school shooting survivors who have channeled angst into activism, calling them “warriors of the light” and comparing them to civil rights pioneers.
FOX News

Summer Tweet on Eagles Will Be Pricey for Bud Light

February 5, 2018 |

Every adult who attends Philadelphia’s parade for the Super Bowl champ Eagles can crack open a Bud Light if they’d like. The company will honor a pledge it made over the summer to that effect, when the odds of a Philly championship were long indeed, reports ESPN . It all began…
Newser

Stocks edge up in light trading; Dow reaches new high

December 28, 2017 |

U.S. stock indexes wrung out a modest gain during another quiet session on Wall Street on Thursday, nudging the Dow Jones industrial average to a new high before the final trading day of 2017.

Financial stocks accounted for much of the market’s gains. The sector benefited from rising bond yields,…


L.A. Times – Business