- Uber pays $20 million to settle claims of driver deception
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 01/19/2017 - 08:06 PM
Uber Technologies is paying $20 million to settle allegations that it duped people into driving for its ride-hailing service with false promises about how much they would earn and how much they would have to pay to finance a car. The agreement announced Thursday with the Federal Trade Commission covers statements Uber made from late 2013 until 2015 while trying to recruit more drivers to expand its service and remain ahead of its main rival, Lyft. The FTC alleged that most Uber drivers were earning far less in 18 major U.
- As Trump takes the oath, many voters still can't believe it
Associated Press, Thursday - 01/19/2017 - 07:56 PM
On the morning 19 months ago when Donald Trump descended the escalator in his glitzy Manhattan tower, waving to onlookers who lined the rails, many Americans knew little about him beyond that he was very rich and had a thing for firing people on a reality television show.
- Works of Flemish master on display at Detroit art museum
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday - 01/19/2017 - 06:39 PM
The Detroit Institute of Arts has announced it is displaying two works by 18th-century sculptor John Michael Rysbrack.
- After oath, Trump faces ambitious Day 1 to-do list
Associated Press, Thursday - 01/19/2017 - 06:02 PM
Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans to cross items off it.
- Pizza Hut plans to hire 11,000 ahead of the Super Bowl
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday - 01/19/2017 - 12:00 PM
Pizza Hut is gearing up for the Super Bowl by hiring 11,000 people in the U. S. to cook up its pies, deliver them to hungry customers or manage its restaurants.
- US home construction jumps, led by more apartment building
Kansas City Star, Thursday - 01/19/2017 - 10:02 AM
U. S. builders ramped up home construction in December, led by a surge of apartment building, while single-family houses lagged. Housing starts jumped 11.3 percent last month, to a seasonally adjusted …
- Graceland Black Lives Matter protest prompts race complaint
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday - 01/19/2017 - 09:30 AM
A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed on behalf of five people who say they were discriminated against while trying to take part in a Black Lives Matter demonstration at Elvis Presley's Graceland.
- Hawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportation
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 01/19/2017 - 08:47 AM
Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045. Now advocates want to extend that goal to the transportation sector to urge all forms of ground transportation to fuel up using renewable sources by 2045. "The majority of our fossil fuel goes into transportation, and that's a challenge that we have to solve, and we currently don't have a vision for what that future looks like," said Jeff Mikulina, executive director of the Blue Planet Foundation, which is pushing the bill. But Hawaii officials aren't planning to make everyone get rid of their fuel-powered cars — at least not yet. "Nobody wants to step in and force people to get rid of cars that they might love now," said state Rep.
- Survey: Women will march in Washington, because it's still a man's world
USA Today, Thursday - 01/19/2017 - 07:46 AM
The emotions are complex driving hundreds of thousands of women to march on Washington.
- Avalanche buries hotel in quake-hit Italy; at least 30 missing
Journal & Courier, Thursday - 01/19/2017 - 07:21 AM
Italian news agency ANSA quoted a rescuer as saying that deaths had occurred.
- 30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel
Associated Press, Thursday - 01/19/2017 - 04:13 AM
An avalanche buried a four-star spa hotel in a mountainous earthquake-hit region of central Italy, leaving at least 30 people missing, authorities said Thursday.
- Day before inauguration, State Department lacks interim boss
Associated Press, Thursday - 01/19/2017 - 04:00 AM
It's a little more than a day before Donald Trump becomes president and he still has no one ready to run American diplomacy until his nominee is confirmed. And with Russian-sponsored Syrian peace talks scheduled on Trump's first full business day in office, the State Department doesn't know who, if anyone, to send.
- Bonds, Clemens making slow gains with changing electorate
Associated Press, Thursday - 01/19/2017 - 03:01 AM
Hall of Fame voters are still sharply divided on Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.
- Obama praised for bridging gap between hip-hop, politics
Associated Press, Thursday - 01/19/2017 - 01:05 AM
Not only is President Barack Obama the nation's first black president, but it's safe to say he has been America's first hip-hop commander-in-chief.
- Vegemite goes home: Oreo maker sells to Australia's Bega
Associated Press, Wednesday - 01/18/2017 - 10:46 PM
Vegemite, the salty, brown spread beloved in Australia, is going home, purchased by an Australian dairy company from the maker of Oreos.
- Unending vigil for S. Koreans camped near sex-slave statue
Associated Press, Wednesday - 01/18/2017 - 10:26 PM
Every night they sleep above cold concrete, curled up in sleeping bags on rubber mattresses in a tent made of plastic sheets held together with tape. Their heads are inches away from cars zooming by - and from a bronze statue of a young girl that sits across from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul.
- Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame
New York Daily News, Wednesday - 01/18/2017 - 09:32 PM
Bags and Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown.