×

Top News & Analysis San Francisco

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 14- On a Thursday night last September, Uber driver Osvaldo Luis Modolo Filho accepted a ride request from a teenage couple on the eastern edge of Sao Paulo, to be paid in cash. Uber said Modolo Filho was its first driver to be murdered in Brazil. A Reuters analysis of crime data obtained by public information request from Sao Paulo's state security...

  • In a Seattle federal courtroom, the state of Washington will attempt to probe the president's motive in drafting his Jan. 27 order, while in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, judges will decide whether to reconsider an appeal in that same case decided last week. Trump's directive, which he said was necessary to protect the United States from attacks by Islamist...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A federal judge in San Francisco granted initial approval Tuesday to a deal worth at least $1.2 billion that aims to compensate the owners of roughly 78,000 Volkswagens with 3- liter engines that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests. "This settlement marks an important milestone in Volkswagen's efforts to make things right in the United...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 14- On a Thursday night last September, Uber driver Osvaldo Luis Modolo Filho accepted a ride request from a teenage couple on the eastern edge of Sao Paulo, to be paid in cash. Uber said Modolo Filho was its first driver to be murdered in Brazil. A Reuters analysis of crime data obtained by public information request from Sao Paulo's state security...

  • SEATTLE/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a Justice Department request to suspend Seattle courtroom proceedings over President Donald Trump's temporary ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries until an appeals court has fully reviewed it. Trump's Jan. 27 order, which he called a national security measure meant to head...

  • SEATTLE/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a Justice Department request to suspend Seattle courtroom proceedings over President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries until an appeals court has fully reviewed it. Trump's Jan. 27 order, which he called a national security measure meant to head off...

  • SEATTLE/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a Justice Department request to suspend Seattle courtroom proceedings over President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries until an appeals court has fully reviewed it. Trump's order, which he called a national security measure meant to head off...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Naked women are back in Playboy magazine, ending a year-old ban on the nudity that made the magazine famous. The decision to show less skin was made under the regime of Playboy Enterprises CEO Scott Flanders, who left the Los Angeles company last May to run eHealth Inc., a health insurance exchange. Cooper Hefner, Playboy's chief creative officer and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO _ Invitae Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $24.8 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for a loss of 69 cents per share. Invitae expects full-year revenue in the range of $55 million to $65 million.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- A California state senator is taking another stab at introducing a law that would require sugary drink manufacturers to put a warning label on their products, the latest effort in the "War on Sugar." Officials and public health advocates have heightened their criticism of sugar as a key contributor to health epidemics like obesity and diabetes,...

  • Feb 13- The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday a U.S. appeals court should fully review the suspension of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban from seven-Muslim majority countries before any more proceedings take place before a Seattle federal judge. Trump's order, which he called a national security measure meant to head off attacks by Islamist...

  • Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks during a press conference at his office on February 9, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.

    The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said a Seattle federal judge should not conduct further proceedings until after a U.S. appeals court reviews the ban.

  • Feb 13- The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday a Seattle federal judge should not conduct further proceedings until after a U.S. appeals court reviews the suspension of President Donald Trump's travel ban from seven-Muslim majority countries, according to a court document. Trump's order, which he called a national security measure meant to head off...

  • Jason Newton, of the Department of Water Resources, takes a picture of water going over the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Oroville, Calif.

    Water was contained by the dam's emergency spillway after water levels fell, alleviating fears of flooding that evacuated nearly 200,000 people.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 13- A strike led by drivers' unions in the Indian capital demanding better pay from Uber and Ola has paralyzed the ride-hailing services that have grabbed business from traditional taxi and rickshaw operators with their cheaper fares. It was the first big confrontation between trade unions representing taxi drivers in the Delhi region of 25...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 13- A strike led by drivers' unions in the Indian capital demanding better pay from Uber and Ola has paralysed the ride-hailing services that have grabbed business from traditional taxi and rickshaw operators with their cheaper fares. It was the first big confrontation between trade unions representing taxi drivers in the Delhi region of 25...

  • It was the first big confrontation between the trade unions representing taxi drivers in the Delhi region of 25 million people and the two ride-hailing players, which have been ramping up services in India's $12 billion taxi market. They do not pay us on time and expect us to work like slaves, "said Jatindra Singh, a senior member of the New Delhi Taxi Union.

  • It was the first big confrontation between the trade unions representing taxi drivers in the Delhi region of 25 million people and the two ride-hailing players, which have been ramping up services in India's $12 billion taxi market. They do not pay us on time and expect us to work like slaves, "said Jatindra Singh, a senior member of the New Delhi Taxi Union.

  • NEW YORK— The revolution may not be televised— but it apparently will be tweeted. The resulting protest a week later, in front of San Francisco's City Hall, drew thousands more. "This is an incredible project because it's mixed between digital and physical," says Jayna Zweiman, one of the founders of the Pussyhat Project.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Ford Motor is spending $1 billion to take over a budding robotics startup to acquire more expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021.. The big bet announced Friday comes just a few months after the Pittsburgh startup, Argo AI, was created by two alumni of Carnegie Mellon University's...