In an abrupt decision on Friday, the California DMV retracted a memo demanding ride-hailing companies like Uber register for commercial plates. “We jumped the gun, and we shouldn’t have.”
The ride-hailing giant has suspended some drivers in California who registered cars for commercial use. But the DMV says that only cars with commercial registrations may carry passengers for hire in the state.
Solo’s husband was driving a U.S. Soccer team van.
As the number of confirmed measles cases climbed to 70, health officials reminded the public that vaccinations are the safest and most effective way to combat the highly contagious disease.
Unable to shield their bodies from the cold with their gunk-coated feathers and succumbing to hypothermia, nearly 300 seabirds have now died. Meanwhile, scientists are still trying to figure out what the substance is.
An 18-year-old football player received five years probation after being convicted of an illegal sex act with a minor, authorities said. The girl accused two other students of sexual assault, but no other charges were filed.
Ever wondered where your favourite US-based film or TV show was set? Here they are on a handy map. Spoiler: Nebraska is just Nebraska.
The drought affects everyone, some more than others.
“Jaxson” was a family pet, but Los Angeles Animal Services said she could still be dangerous. The gator was moved with the help of the L.A. Zoo on Wednesday.
In Los Angeles County’s West Hollywood municipality, city officials passed a law that mandates all single-stall bathrooms in businesses and public areas be gender-neutral.
The best city ever just got easier.
California’s attorney general will announce her campaign for retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer’s seat on Tuesday morning.
The exact timing of Barbara Boxer’s retirement announcement caught California Democrats off-guard — and launched a fluid, high-stakes weekend. Now Harris and Newsom are considering the job. But there’s no “deal,” they haven’t spoken, and state Democrats are still waiting.
The singer was hosting a concert in a nightclub when shots rang out.
The Santa Barbara News-Press has been heavily criticized for using the word “illegals” in a headline about undocumented immigrants applying for California driver’s licenses.
Jose Antonio Vargas, one of the most high-profile undocumented immigrants in the country, applied for his California driver’s license under a new law. 1.4 million immigrants are expected to submit applications during the next three years.
A judge ruled Wednesday that the state’s voter-approved ban on sales of the goose or duck liver delicacy overstepped its authority. Animal rights activists hope the decision will be reversed if the state files an appeal.
The Audubon Society’s California chapter wanted to see what your #worstbirdpic and, boy, did Twitter deliver.
Eliza Delacruz was just three weeks old.
Even if you’re not a kid, these will bring out the kid in you!
A new report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund found that nationwide, police officers died on the job at a higher rate this year compared to last. But the rate of officer fatalities has been steadily falling since the 70s.
One team blocked from competing in the tournament was reportedly only reinstated on the condition that its players refrain from wearing the shirts.
A NASA rocket explodes during liftoff. Apple and U2 touch fingers. A home explodes on live television. Here are some of the most memorable BuzzFeed News Vines from 2014.
At a presentation for would-be Uber drivers attended by BuzzFeed News, a company representative advised getting less-expensive “personal” insurance that can leave drivers uncovered and in some cases lead them to incorrectly register their cars in violation of the law.
Each week, journalists all over the world produce photographs that make you laugh or cry, while others are aesthetically beautiful. These are some of the week’s most amazing images created by hardworking photographers all over the globe.
Electricity was cut in large portions of downtown San Francisco as a strong storm with high winds, torrential rain, and flooding hit the Bay Area. Passengers had to be evacuated from a train station that lost power.
The size and scope of the potential shutdown in California would be unprecedented.
For a second day, demonstrations over recent police killings of unarmed black men turned violent in Berkeley, California.