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Uber drivers granted class action status in lawsuit over employment

Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, CaliforniaBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber drivers are entitled to class action status in litigation over whether they are independent contractors or employees, a U.S. judge ruled on Tuesday, in a case that could have wide implications for the sharing economy. Three drivers sued Uber in a federal court in San Francisco, contending they are employees and entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gas and vehicle maintenance. In the ruling, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco said drivers could sue as a group on the question of whether they are employees or contractors, and over their demand for payment of tips that were not passed on to them.


Television and movie producers announced for Oscars telecast

FILE - In this March 5, 2013 file photo, Fox executive David Hill speaks during a news conference in New York. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Hill and Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Oscars telecast. The Academy announced Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, that they'll take up the mantle from Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, who produced the show for the past three years. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says David Hill and Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Oscars telecast.


Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year

Pope Francis talks from the window during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the VaticanBy Isla Binnie and Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions -- the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. In Church teaching, abortion is such a grave sin that those who procure or perform it incur an automatic excommunication, which can only be lifted by designated church officials. Francis described the "existential and moral ordeal" faced by women who have terminated pregnancies and said he had "met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonising and painful decision".


Citing God's authority, clerk defies U.S. top court on gay marriages

Kentucky Clerk Continues To Deny Same-Sex Marriage LicensesInvoking God's authority, a Kentucky county clerk defied the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday and stood by her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses to any couples - gay or straight - since the court in June ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution. On Monday, the same court rejected Davis' request for an emergency order allowing her to deny marriage licenses to gay couples while she appeals a federal judge's order requiring her to issue them.


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