Uber drivers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and London took to the streets this week to protest a range of concerns, among them price-cutting by Uber and no-tipping policies they say deprive them of needed revenue.
Facebook and Apple will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs. Some compared the development to the birth control pill in terms of liberating women from a biological clock. Others say it tells women that they need to delay having children if they want to be taken seriously as professionals.
California Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed a new law prohibiting grocery and convenience stores from offering single-use plastic bags. Within a day, bag manufactures said they'd try to kill the law via ballot measure.
On Wednesday, the Marijuana Policy Project filed paperwork with the state of California to put a legalization initiative on the 2016 ballot. Greater numbers of young voters turn out for presidential elections – and tend to favor legalizing marijuana.
As criticism continues to mount over Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of the domestic violence case, 'the NFL is facing its greatest crisis since it decided to play after the assassination of JFK,' one analyst says.
On Wednesday, a judge heard arguments from two media organizations seeking access to Michael Brown's possible juvenile records. The media search for information is prompting accusations of violations of privacy and even an attempt to blame the victim.
Hawaii dodged serious impact from two hurricanes that threatened the state this weekend. Hawaii earns high marks for disaster preparedness, and meteorologists suggest that islanders not become complacent in a changing climate.