New York City

NEW YORK | Ride-hail drivers rush to register cars before license cap

NEW YORK— New York City, the largest American market for Uber, is becoming the first U.S. city to regulate the growth of app-based rides. Uber drivers lined up for hours to register their cars Monday, the day before Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio was expected to sign a bill placing a temporary cap on new … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ride-hail drivers rush to register cars before license cap

TAOS, N.M. | Father recalls compound suspect as high-strung, not radical

TAOS, N.M. — At a remote New Mexico outpost, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and others who came to the area with him last year were by local authorities’ accounts “extremist of the Muslim belief” who trained youth to use fire arms and carry out future school shootings. Yet for the 40-year-old’s father, a Muslim cleric who … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | Father recalls compound suspect as high-strung, not radical

NEW YORK | Actress Sean Young wanted for questioning in burglary

NEW YORK — Police say actress Sean Young is wanted for questioning after she was caught on surveillance video stealing laptops and video production software from a store in New York City. Police say employees at a store in Queens reported a burglary Thursday. They say surveillance video showed Young and a male companion breaking … Continue reading NEW YORK | Actress Sean Young wanted for questioning in burglary

NEW YORK | Hoops coach pleads not guilty for punch that killed tourist

NEW YORK  — A rising college basketball coaching star accused of throwing a punch that killed a New York City tourist who had apparently mistaken him for an Uber driver pleaded not guilty Thursday to an assault charge. Wake Forest University assistant coach Jamill Jones attacked digital marketing guru Sandor Szabo around 1:15 a.m. last … Continue reading NEW YORK | Hoops coach pleads not guilty for punch that killed tourist

SAN FRANCISCO | Uber faces new roadblock in New York on its way to IPO

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber will have to navigate around a new regulatory pothole in New York on an already bumpy road to its initial public offering of stock next year. New York City is imposing a one-year moratorium on ride-hailing licenses in Uber’s largest U.S. market, raising the specter that other cities may adopt similar … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Uber faces new roadblock in New York on its way to IPO

NEW YORK | NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

NEW YORK  — New York City is reining in the growth of Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new cars picking up fares. The City Council approved a package of bills Wednesday that included a one-year moratorium on new licenses for for-hire vehicles while the city studies the rapidly … Continue reading NEW YORK | NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

SEATTLE | Alaska Airlines panned after gay couple had to give up seats

SEATTLE  — Alaska Airlines faces outrage from people on social media after a gay couple had to give up seats on a New York City-Los Angeles flight to make room for a straight couple. The Seattle Times reports the couple accepted an apology Tuesday from the airline, which said there was a seating mistake not … Continue reading SEATTLE | Alaska Airlines panned after gay couple had to give up seats

JAMESTOWN, N.Y | National Comedy Center opens in ‘I Love Lucy’ star’s town

JAMESTOWN, N.Y— The National Comedy Center is open for laughs in “I Love Lucy” comedian Lucille Ball‘s hometown. The $50 million cultural institution is in the western New York city of Jamestown and tells the story of comedy from its origins to the present with a mix of interactive exhibits, a hologram theater and comedy … Continue reading JAMESTOWN, N.Y | National Comedy Center opens in ‘I Love Lucy’ star’s town