California taxi companies sue Uber for false advertising giovedý, 19 Marzo 2015 - 02:46 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Four Southern California taxi companies have sued Uber in federal court, alleging the smartphone-based transportation network uses is deceptive advertising by claiming it is "safer than a taxi." Los Angeles-based City News reports Yellow Taxi in Gardena, Bell Cab in Hawthorne, Cabco Yellow in Santa Ana and LA City Cab in Sun Valley are among the plaintiffs in the false advertising suit filed in San Francisco.
Discovery Channel founder starts nonfiction streaming video service mercoledý, 18 Marzo 2015 - 10:37 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks on Wednesday launched a subscription streaming service for fans of science, technology and history, with the goal of dominating the nonfiction category in on-demand, online video. Hendricks said the ad-free service CuriosityStream fulfilled his long-held desire to deliver programming that people can watch whenever they want.
The days of the Walkman are long gone. Here's a look mercoledý, 18 Marzo 2015 - 06:27 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Yesterday's Tech Products that at one time defined our tech interactions: Prodigy MySpace Compuserve AOL Blackberry Walkman Palm Pilot Netscape Napster Internet Explorer joins 10 past tech crazes Yesterday's Tech Products that at one time defined our tech interactions: Prodigy MySpace Compuserve AOL Blackberry Walkman Palm Pilot Netscape Napster Check out this story on WHAS11.com: http://usat.ly/1MJbdwc Some are one-time digital age darlings that, yes, are still around , while others are gone, gone, gone -- part of the scrapheap of great ideas that once were. 1. Netscape - Netscape was the first commercial Web browser.
Report: Suge Knight victim says he started fight mercoledý, 18 Marzo 2015 - 02:17 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media The New York Daily News reports that it obtained a police document that says former gang member Cle Sloan told a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigator, "I him up." Sloan, who suffered severe lacerations to his head, allegedly made the statement from his hospital bed.
NYT: Mandatory arbitration clauses mean repos, foreclosures for service members mercoledý, 18 Marzo 2015 - 11:18 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Deployed service members are supposed to be protected by federal laws from repossession and foreclosure. But thanks to mandatory arbitration - a clause in a contract's small print that waives one's right to court intervention - lenders are circumventing the rules, placing the homes and cars of US troops in jeopardy, the New York Times reports.
Drunken Man Falls from Tree, Gets Impaled on Fence and Dies mercoledý, 18 Marzo 2015 - 11:18 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Los Angeles police say a man was killed when he fell out of a tree and impaled himself on the spikes of a metal fence after a night of heavy drinking. Sgt. Melvin Gamble tells City News Service that the 30-year-old man appears to have fallen about 20 feet from a tree branch onto the fence.
How Cool Is This? mercoledý, 18 Marzo 2015 - 07:03 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Stefan Holt is an anchor for NBC Chicago, usually working the morning show. The other day, he was working the early evening newscast, and got to toss it to NBC's main studio in New York for a preview of The Nightly News .
Violent 'Batgirl' cover pulled after Twitter uproar martedý, 17 Marzo 2015 - 10:59 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media It recalled one of the most memorable moments in comic book history, but for critics on social media, it went too far, and it's now been pulled. A cover for the upcoming "Batgirl" #41 has been pulled by DC Comics after the Twitter hashtag #changethecover caught on since Friday, when the cover was revealed.
Nielsen's top programs for March 9-15 martedý, 17 Marzo 2015 - 06:44 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Robert Durst Charged with First-Degree Murder martedý, 17 Marzo 2015 - 03:30 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Robert Durst, the real estate heir and subject of HBO's documentary The Jinx , was officially charged Monday with one count of first-degree murder with the special circumstances of murder of a witness in the murder of his friend Susan Berman, ABC News reports. He was also charged with lying in wait and gun use allegations.
Blackstone buying Willis Tower - Tue, 17 Mar 2015 PST martedý, 17 Marzo 2015 - 11:10 AM - 3 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Blackstone is buying Chicago's Willis Tower, once called the Sears Tower, from 233 South Wacker LLC for an undisclosed amount. The Willis Tower is 110 stories and the second-tallest office building in the U.S. It is the fifth-tallest office building in the world and was for many years the world's tallest.
Obama, 2016 Contenders Deal With Changing Attitudes On Marijuana martedý, 17 Marzo 2015 - 06:51 AM - 3 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media "What I'm encouraged by is you're starting to see not just liberal Democrats but also some very conservative Republicans recognize this doesn't make sense including sort-of the libertarian wing of the Republican Party," the president said in an interview with Vice News. During the wide-ranging interview, Obama noted that the American criminal justice system is "so heavily skewed toward cracking down on non-violent drug offenders" and has has had a disproportionate impact on communities of color, as well as taking a huge financial toll on states.
Bill to move 2 Seattle elephants: $111,000 martedý, 17 Marzo 2015 - 02:41 AM - 3 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Woodland Park Zoo estimates it will cost $111,000 to ship its two Asian elephants to a new home at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Activists have sued to block the move and the zoo has agreed not to move the elephants before an April 3 court hearing.
SXSW to feature safety changes, after 4 killed last year lunedý, 16 Marzo 2015 - 10:36 PM - 3 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media In this March 12, 2014 file photo, paramedics transport a person who was struck by a car on Red River Street in downtown Austin, Texas, during the South by Southwest music festival. The South by Southwest music festival will have new safety measures after last year's revelry was shattered when a driver plowed into a crowd of concertgoers.
2 Chicago universities urge Obama to put library in city lunedý, 16 Marzo 2015 - 06:26 PM - 3 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends the Obama Presidential Library Unity Breakfast in Chicago on Monday, March 16, 2015. At the "Unity Breakfast", speakers took turns reminding Obama that Chicago is the "only" place for the library because it was in Chicago that the president's political journey began as a community organizer.
No longer wasteland, Orlando' cultural scene grows up lunedý, 16 Marzo 2015 - 11:12 AM - 3 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Long derided as a cultural wasteland, Orlando's restaurant and performing arts scene has grown up in recent years, and it is starting to attract attention from national arbiters of taste. Wine Enthusiast magazine recently named Orlando as one of the nation's top wine travel destinations, and The New York Times singled out the city's food scene when it placed the city at No.
BBC launches investigation into Clarkson fracas lunedý, 16 Marzo 2015 - 11:12 AM - 3 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson leaves his home in London, Wednesday March 11, 2015. BBC News said Wednesday that the broadcaster has postponed the three remaining episodes after suspending host Jeremy Clarkson over a reported "fracas" with a producer.
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