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NYC taxi board sets minimum pay for app-based drivers

NEW YORK — New York City taxi regulators have approved new pay standards for app-based car services that they say will raise drivers’ annual earnings by $10,000 a year. The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission voted Tuesday on new rules that will establish a per-minute and per-mile payment formula for Uber, Lyft, Via and Gett. … Continue reading NYC taxi board sets minimum pay for app-based drivers

NEW YORK | 1 death linked to ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak

NEW YORK — Federal health officials on Thursday reported the first death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the death was in California but didn’t have any immediate details. Since last November, the agency said 164 people have fallen ill in 35 states, with … Continue reading NEW YORK | 1 death linked to ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Suspect in grocery store shooting indicted on murder charges

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The man accused in the shooting deaths of two grocery store patrons in Kentucky has been indicted on two counts of murder. Prosecutors say Gregory Bush was indicted Wednesday by a Jefferson County grand jury in the shootings a week ago at a Kroger store in suburban Louisville. Bush also was indicted … Continue reading LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Suspect in grocery store shooting indicted on murder charges

NEW YORK | Colson Whitehead novel ‘The Nickel Boys’ coming next July

NEW YORK — Colson Whitehead’s next novel after “The Underground Railroad” is another look at the country’s tragic past. Doubleday announced Wednesday that Whitehead’s “The Nickel Boys” is set in a brutal reform school in early 1960s Florida. The book is based on real events during the Jim Crow era, with students being beaten and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Colson Whitehead novel ‘The Nickel Boys’ coming next July

WARSAW, Poland | Rally held in Warsaw for Ukraine activist banned from Europe

WARSAW, Poland— Dozens of people have rallied in front of the Interior Ministry in Warsaw to protest the deportation and ban of a Ukrainian activist from the Europe’s 26-nation Schengen area on a Polish request. Lyudmyla Kozlovska, 33, who has a lived in Poland for 10 years and has a Polish husband, was detained at … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Rally held in Warsaw for Ukraine activist banned from Europe