Asian stocks fell Friday after Wall Street broke a three-day winning streak and declined. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 0.9 percent to 21,416.44 and the Shanghai Composite Index lost ...
People who own one of 482,000 Volkswagen vehicles with 2-liter diesel engines will be able to sell them back to the company or have them fixed under terms of a deal announced Thursday by a federal judge.
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber has agreed to pay up to $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit which resolves a major challenge to its business model by allowing the ride-hailing service to keep its California and Massachusetts drivers as independent contractors. The lawsuit had claimed that Uber [UBER.UL] drivers are employees and thus entitled to reimbursement of expenses. The case against Uber had been closely watched in Silicon Valley, as other companies in the on-demand tech economy share Uber's reliance on independent contractors.
HOUSTON (AP) — The deaths of eight drivers whose bodies were pulled from vehicles inundated by this week's torrential rains in the Houston area have prompted local leaders to push for improvements in how they warn people about the dangers of flooded roads.
By Jill Serjeant and Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters) - Prince, the innovative pop superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry," died on Thursday in Minnesota. Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park Studios compound, which included his home, in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, according to the Carver County Sheriff's Office. In a transcript of a 911 call made from the complex and released by the sheriff's office, an unidentified male initially reported that someone was dead at the home, later identifying that victim as Prince.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In 2010, a woman made a desperate 911 call to report that a powerful prosecutor sexually assaulted her at her home. Six years later that prosecutor has been called a sexual predator by authorities and faces a possible prison sentence.