The ride-sharing company Uber is appealing a California Labor Commission ruling that one of its drivers is an employee. Uber says he is an independent contractor. And now, there's a new type of job category: the dependent contractor. Dependent contractors are a growing class of workers in Canada and Germany. They are something in between freelancer and employee.
Forgiveness has been a major theme since the church shooting in Charleston. Many were quick to praise victims' families for their compassion. But writer Roxane Gay says in a "New York Times" opinion piece that she can't forgive the alleged gunman Dylann Roof.
The murder of State Senator Clementa Pinckney and eight others by an avowed white supremacist has led to a new push to remove the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds.
The high court preserved a key provision in Obama's signature health care law. Chief Justice John Roberts' written opinion seems to shut the door on further legal challenges to the law.
California lawmakers are hoping to increase vaccination rates in that state. The state Assembly passed a bill on Thursday that would make it much harder for people to opt out of vaccinating children. It faces one more vote in the Senate before the measure goes to the governor's desk.
Decades before the deadly shootings at a Charleston church, a bombing killed four girls in a Birmingham church. A friend of one of the girls describes the emotional scars both incidents have left.
Two months into the Aurora theater shooting trial, the defense began its case on Thursday. The prosecution called more than 200 witnesses. Two court-appointed psychiatrists testified that, despite some serious mental illness, James Holmes could tell the difference between right and wrong and was legally sane at the time of the shooting. The defense team will call its own experts, who are expected to say Holmes was insane.
In Seoul, a gay pride parade that's gone on for 15 years is at the heart of a bitter standoff between organizers and Christian activists. Church groups threaten to stop the parade, in the name of God.
For the first time in nearly two decades, Alan Rickman is behind the camera, as director of the film, A Little Chaos. It's romance about the creation of one of the gardens of Versailles.
President Obama made comments Thursday about the Supreme Court's ruling that upholds the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are important to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
The court's ruling on Obamacare subsidies gives President Obama a win with his signature health care law. David Greene speaks with the Cato Institute's Michael Cannon, who opposes the law.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. For details on the ruling, Renee Montagne speaks with Nina Totenberg and Mara Liasson.
U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
When a pink flamingo in Brazil lost its leg, zookeepers got it a prosthetic leg. In Alberta, Canada, don't flush your goldfish down the toilet — they're multiplying in storm ponds.
Terry Francona told MLB.com that he's surrounded by them. He recently ate 17 of the frozen treats — but that he woke up later that night feeling sick to his stomach.
A Dutch court hands environmentalists a big victory with potential global repercussions, ordering the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent.
The Obama administration is changing its policy about negotiating with people who hold Americans hostage.Renee Montagne talks to David Rohde, a journalist who was held by the Taliban for months.
A Dutch court hands environmentalists a sweeping victory with potential global repercussions, ordering the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent.
Its been seven years since the great financial crisis that nearly took down the global economy. Our Planet Money team wondered what the next big mess might be. So they asked three economists: what keeps them up at night.
The Senate has passed fast-track trade authority — completing congressional action, and the measure now goes to the president. The only thing left to vote on is a measure providing federal aid to workers affected by international trade, which the Senate has approved and the House is expected to vote on Thursday. Approval of the fast-track negotiating authority for the president was a big win for business groups.