Economy Aug 21

Demonstration against “gig economy” companies in Boston
Judge: California ride-hailing law is unconstitutional

A judge Friday struck down a California ballot measure that exempted Uber and other app-based ride-hailing and delivery services from a state law requiring drivers to be classified as employees eligible for benefits and job protections.

Politics Mar 18

Flood of Capitol riot, tribal cases swamps U.S. prosecutors

The U.S. Justice Department's to-do list is always intense. And now two very different legal controversies -- insurrection cases and tribal lands disputes -- are threatening to swamp a department already flooded with pandemic-delayed cases.

Nation Jun 16

PG&E confesses to killing 84 people in 2018 California fire

PG&E CEO Bill Johnson appeared on the company's behalf in Butte County Superior Court to plead guilty to 84 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter. They stem from a November 2018 wildfire ignited by the utility's crumbling electrical grid.

Nation May 26

Trump-appointed U.S. attorney in Texas abruptly resigns

United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas Joseph Brown said in a statement Tuesday that he will leave office on May 31. The statement doesn't explain why the 50-year-old prosecutor is leaving the prestigious post except to say…