Mark and Charlie's Blog

Uber is phasing out its highly unpopular surge pricing system in favor of price quotes. The app drives up the cost of a ride during peak hours in congested areas. But users routinely slam the complicated surge pricing system, which tells them how much the price will multiply,...
The State Department’s inspector general on Wednesday sharply criticized Hillary Clinton ’s exclusive use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, saying that she had not sought permission to use it and would not have received it if she had. The report ,...
Big health plans stung by losses in the first few years of the U.S. health law’s implementation are seeking hefty premium increases for individual plans sold through insurance exchanges in more than a dozen states. The insurers’ proposed rates for individual coverage in states...
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday he would be happy to take on Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders in a debate before the California primary -- a challenge Sanders swiftly accepted. Trump said on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” he would be willing...
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump admitted Wednesday to using aliases during his business career, but denied posing as his own spokesman in a recently-released recording. "You know, over the years I've used aliases," Trump said on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live...
Texas and 10 other states filed suit Wednesday against the Obama administration over its directive on transgender student access to public school facilities, firing the first shot in what is likely to be a protracted and messy legal battle over that guidance. The suit was filed...
The Austin Police Department is looking at creating a task force composed of local, regional and state partners to address the spate of rock-throwing incidents along Interstate 35, Assistant Chief Chris McIlvain said Wednesday. Actions that have been discussed by police include...
In one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump's candidacy threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several, and toppled trash cans and barricades. Police responded by...
Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas witnessed a rebellion against her speech to college graduates when she took some time to speak a little Spanish and throw barbs at Donald Trump . Salinas was speaking at California State University Fullerton on Sunday, where she took shots at...