SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – A plan to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 passed both houses of the state legislature on Thursday, putting the state on track to become the first in the nation to commit to such a large pay hike for the working poor. […]Read more "California lawmakers approve hiking minimum wage to $15"
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc, failed on Thursday to win the dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit accusing him of scheming to drive up prices for passengers who use the popular ride-sharing service.Read more "Uber CEO must face price-fixing lawsuit by passengers, U.S. court rules"
RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) – Multiple people including two state troopers were taken to a Richmond, Virginia, hospital for treatment on Thursday following a shooting at a bus station and the suspected gunman was killed, according to police and local media.Read more "Multiple people injured at Virginia bus station, suspected gunman dead: media"
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has sent FBI teams to help Belgian authorities investigate the March 22 attacks that killed 35 people, including several Americans, and U.S. and Belgian officials will discuss the cooperation this week, the White House said on Thursday.Read more "FBI teams helping Belgium investigate recent attacks: White House"
In the beginning of March, we asked our Vine community to join us in a month-long celebration of Women’s History Month using #WCWProj2016. To kick things off, we chose to honor Sally Ride, first American woman in space, in our call-to-action Vine. Sally Ride, first American woman in space […]Read more "14 stop-motion animations that celebrate kick-ass women"
BRUSSELS/ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece and Turkey are rushing through changes to their asylum rules in a race to implement a EU-Turkey agreement on the return of refugees and migrants from Greek islands to Turkey from next Monday, EU officials and diplomats said.Read more "Greece, Turkey take legal short-cuts in race to return migrants"
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A Belgian court decided on Thursday that Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam could be extradited to France, Belgium’s federal prosecutors said.Read more "Belgium to extradite Paris suspect Abdeslam to France"