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In California, Gig Workers Are About to Become Employees

A bill passed by California lawmakers Wednesday could put guardrails on the gig economy and its reliance on “independent contractors.” The legislation, Assembly Bill 5, may reshape the way some of the state’s marquee companies—including Uber, Lyft, ...

Virginia sues Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, over opioid crisis

Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday the state is suing owners of Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, for their role in the nationwide opioids crisis, joining other states in legal action. Herring said in a ...

Migrant children to House panel: Trump is cutting life-saving program

Sept. 11 (UPI) -- House lawmakers heard personal stories Wednesday from several people, including migrants, who said a move by the Trump administration to cut a medical exemption program will be the difference between death and survival in the ...

Every 2020 Democratic Candidate’s Plan to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Earlier this year, during a State of the Union address, President Trump called for the end of the HIV epidemic in the U.S. within ten years. But in a new report published weeks after Trump’s bold pledge, ...

College, Calculus, and the Problem With the SAT

It’s September, and all across the country high school seniors are setting up their Common Application accounts, retaking SATs, and struggling to write (or procrastinating the writing of) 650 words that convey, in a tidy narrative, who they are, the ...

How to Properly Clean Your ‘Hand Wash Only’ Clothes

Photo: Shutterstock If you buy a new item of clothing and later discover that it has the dreaded “hand wash only” label on it, you may be tempted to ignore it and pop it in the washer. But the tag is on there for a reason and you really ...

If Buying a Home Seems Impossible, Create a Three-Year Savings Plan

Photo: Getty Images Conversations between homeowners and renters sometimes go like this: The homeowner will ask the renter why they waste their money on rent when their monthly payment could go toward owning a home. The renter says, “I don’t ...

North Korea warns rote memorization ‘not enough’ in coming age of AI

Sept. 11 (UPI) -- North Korea is turning its attention to artificial intelligence and the concept of the Fourth Industrial Revolution at a time when leader Kim Jong Un has called for increased research and development in technology. Korean Workers' ...

Poland approved by State Dept. for $6.5B buy of F-35As

Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A potential $6.5 billion deal that could bring up to 32 F-35A Lightning II fighter planes to Poland's military was approved by the State Department. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the certification of the ...

Which iPhone Should You Buy Now?

Apple announced the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro yesterday. You have until this Friday, September 13, to decide if you want to pre-order either iPhone for September 20 delivery (or close to it). But you don’t have to buy a new iPhone either; a ...

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