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UK top court gives Uber drivers benefits in landmark ruling

UK top court gives Uber drivers benefits in landmark ruling

LONDON — Uber drivers in Britain are entitled to benefits like paid holidays and minimum wage, the country’s top court ruled Friday, in a decision that threatens the company’s business model and holds broad implications for the gig economy.
Britain's Prince Philip to stay in hospital through weekend

Britain's Prince Philip to stay in hospital through weekend

LONDON — Britain's Prince Philip is expected to stay in a London hospital for several more days after being admitted earlier this week in what Buckingham Palace described as “a precautionary measure.
Fat Boys member, radio host Prince Markie Dee dies at 52

Fat Boys member, radio host Prince Markie Dee dies at 52

NEW YORK — Prince Markie Dee, a member of the Fat Boys hip-hop trio who later formed his own band and became a well-known radio host, has died. He was 52.
It's final: Harry and Meghan won't return as working royals

It's final: Harry and Meghan won't return as working royals

LONDON — Buckingham Palace confirmed Friday that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will not be returning to royal duties, and Harry will give up his honorary military titles — a decision that makes formal, and final, the couple's split from the roya
US existing home sales, and prices, rise again in January

US existing home sales, and prices, rise again in January

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes rose again last month, a sign that the housing market’s strong momentum from 2020 may be carrying over into this year. Existing U.S. home sales rose 0.

No cat-astrophe: Police find kittens in 'suspicious package'

NEW MIAMI, Ohio — A police bomb squad responding to a suspicious package call at an Ohio church made an unexpected discovery: six newborn kittens and their mother inside a duffel bag.
Africa reaches 100,000 known COVID-19 deaths as danger grows

Africa reaches 100,000 known COVID-19 deaths as danger grows

NAIROBI, Kenya — Africa has surpassed 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 as the continent praised for its early response to the pandemic now struggles with a dangerous resurgence and medical oxygen often runs desperately short.
'Obviously a mistake': Cruz returns from Cancun after uproar

'Obviously a mistake': Cruz returns from Cancun after uproar

DALLAS — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said his family vacation to Mexico was “obviously a mistake” as he returned stateside Thursday following an uproar over his disappearance during a deadly winter storm.
Biden repudiates Trump on Iran, ready for talks on nuke deal

Biden repudiates Trump on Iran, ready for talks on nuke deal

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Thursday it's ready to join talks with Iran and world powers to discuss a return to the 2015 nuclear deal, in a sharp repudiation of former President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure campaign” that sought to
NASA rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life

NASA rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA rover streaked through the orange Martian sky and landed on the planet Thursday, accomplishing the riskiest step yet in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on Mars.
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