UK tribunal rules Uber drivers deserve workers' rights
By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Taxi app Uber should treat its drivers as employees and pay them the minimum wage and holiday pay, a British tribunal ruled on Friday, in a verdict that could hit thousands of firms and deliver a blow to the 'gig economy'. Two drivers brought their case to an employment tribunal in July, saying the rapidly expanding app, which allows users to book and pay for a taxi by smartphone, was acting unlawfully by treating them as self-employed and not providing certain rights. Uber said it will appeal against what unions described as a "monumental" verdict.
FBI: New Clinton emails prompt further investigationWASHINGTON (AP) ? The FBI is telling Congress it is investigating whether new emails that may contain classified information have emerged in its probe of Hillary Clinton's private server. The FBI said in July its investigation was finished.
Democrats are spending as Senate race tightens in WisconsinWASHINGTON (AP) ? A major Democratic Senate campaign committee is pouring $2 million into Wisconsin as the contest for control of the U.S. Senate goes down to the wire.
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UK Uber drivers win case to get paid vacation, minimum wageLONDON (AP) ? Uber's claim that its drivers are contractors ? and not employees entitled to vacations ? was rejected Friday by a British tribunal, in a ruling that may have implications for a range of companies that rely on self-employed workers.
Education gap divides white votersDODGE CITY, Kansas (AP) ? At 18, Mike Smith chose trucking over college. Hauling cattle feed was lucrative for a teenager, and it seemed he could have a pretty good life without a degree. Now, 40 years later his income is stalled as immigrants pour into western Kansas and depress wages.
WADA cites near collapse of anti-doping program at Rio Games
MONTREAL (AP) ? The World Anti-Doping Agency has detailed serious failings of doping control management at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, saying the system was only saved from collapsing by the "enormous resourcefulness and goodwill" of some key staff.
War chest gives Clinton huge edge in race's last days
Donald Trump hits the home stretch of the White House race lagging stubbornly behind Hillary Clinton in the polls -- but also in the cash stakes as his Democratic rival confirms her massive financial advantage. With just 11 days to go until Americans choose a new president, the Republican nominee is revving up the pace of his campaign, challenging his rival Friday in battleground Iowa. While Clinton holds the overall poll lead, a handful of states -- including Iowa, where voting has already begun -- look to be close-fought.
Soybean exports power U.S. economy to best performance in two years
The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in two years in the third quarter as a surge in soybean exports and a rebound in inventory investment offset a slowdown in consumer spending. Consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, supported the economy in the third quarter by increasing at a 2.1 percent rate.
Deep South drought kills crops, threatens herds, dries lakes