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Uber says it mistakenly underpaid drivers in NYC

May 23 (UPI) — Rideshare company Uber said Tuesday it will repay a number of drivers in the New York City area after it became known they were underpaid for their work. In a review of the payroll, Uber acknowledged what amounts to a multi-million dollar mistake. The company said …

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Leader of GOP moderate group in House quits over AHCA split

| License Photo May 23 (UPI) — A leader of the Republicans' moderate House caucus announced Monday he's resigning from the post, mainly due to divisions within the group as they relate to the American Health Care Act. Rep. Tom McArthur, R-N.J., helped create the AHCA to replace the Affordable …

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DOJ ethics experts clear Mueller as special counsel

| License Photo May 23 (UPI) — Justice Department ethics experts cleared Robert Mueller on Tuesday as special counsel even though his former law firm represents clients possibly linked to his federal investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Russians. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores wrote in …

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Gallup: Belief God created humans at record low

May 23 (UPI) — A record-low percentage of U.S. adults believe that God created humans in their present form, according to a Gallup survey. Thirty-eight percent accept the strict creationism view compared with 38 percent who believe man developed with God's guidance and 19 percent think God had no role …

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Report: Single-payer health plan could cost $400B annually in California

May 23 (UPI) — California's proposed single-payer healthcare system would cost an estimated $400 billion annually and half of the money would come from a new payroll tax, according to a state legislative analysis. The report was prepared before state legislative hearings considering overhauling healthcare coverage to all 39 million …

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DHS: Nearly 629K visitors overstayed U.S. visas in 2016

May 23 (UPI) — The Department of Homeland Security said it suspects 628,799 visitors of remaining in the United States after overstaying their visas, which is about 1.25 percent of all foreign students, workers and tourists. The DHS on Monday released the 2016 Entry/Exit Overstay Report, which includes data on …

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Ex-CIA chief: ‘Russia brazenly interfered in our elections’

| License Photo May 23 (UPI) — Former CIA Director John Brennan testified Tuesday in a U.S. House hearing that Russia "brazenly interfered" in the 2016 presidential election and publicly acknowledged for the first time his concern about their influence. "I should be clear to everyone that Russia brazenly interfered …

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Trump’s full $4.1T budget seeks more border, immigration money

1 of 2 | License Photo May 23 (UPI) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday released his final 2018 budget proposal, which calls for more spending on border security and immigration enforcement. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the proposed White House budget includes a request of …

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