Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers.
A wearable PET scanner and lasers that could control individual brain circuits are among the projects funded by a $46 million federal effort to accelerate research on the human brain.
Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.
Omar Gonzalez, 42, allegedly climbed a fence and made it past guards into the White House. He’s charged with entering a restricted building and unlawful possession of ammunition.
Weary employees could need more than just time off to re-energize. Some employers have ditched the time cards, let workers set their own schedules or allow them to rotate jobs to prevent burnout.
Traditional methods for containing the Ebola outbreak aren’t working fast enough. So some scientists want to bypass the typical trial phases and bring new vaccines directly to people at risk.
In a stunt to promote the next season of the hit zombie show The Walking Dead, London chefs have concocted a burger inspired by human flesh. They’re giving them away Tuesday at a pop-up restaurant.
The four men were between the ages of 18 and 28 and stole games before they were released. They also stole Apache helicopter simulator software developed by a video game manufacturer.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 270, the first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in the U.S. It requires a 10-cent fee for the use of compostable or paper bags.
The two vessels, one flagged in Germany and the other in Singapore, come together after one appears to lose rudder control.
A federal website set to go live Tuesday will disclose drug and device companies’ ties to doctors. The release marks a milestone, but could be misleading for patients checking up on their doctors.
The NFL sides with fans who criticized an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty called on a Muslim player who prostrated himself in the end zone Monday night.
The Bilateral Security Agreement, approved by newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, will keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan past the end of the year.
More than 20 bodies remain on a Japanese volcano as new tremors force search teams to abandon their efforts. Officials don’t yet know precisely how many climbers remain trapped on the mountain.
Lawmakers on the House oversight committee ask Julia Pierson about the Sept. 19 “fence jumping” incident at the White House, as well as several other security concerns in recent years.