McDonald’s, In-N-Out, and Chipotle are spending millions on minimum wage referendum

California voters will decide next year on a referendum that could overturn a landmark new state law setting worker conditions and minimum wages up to $22 an hour for fast-food employees in the nation’s largest state. (David Paul Morris, Bloomberg/Getty Images) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes SACRAMENTO — California voters will decide next year on … Read more

Common nail salon tools may cause DNA damage and mutations in human cells, research finds

Exposure to ultraviolet light via gel nail dryers may raise the risk of DNA damage, a new study has found. (Nomad_Soul, Adobe ) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes ATLANTA — Radiation from nail dryers may damage DNA and cause cancer-causing mutations in human cells, a new study has found — and that might have you … Read more

Madison Brooks, 19, fatally struck by car after alleged rape

Four male suspects have been arrested in the rape of a Louisiana State University sorority member after she was later dumped on the side of the road and fatally struck by a car following a night of drinking, police said. Kaivon Deondre Washington, 18, Everett Lee, 28, and Casen Carver, 18, turned themselves in Monday, … Read more

Future of America’s oldest steakhouse, Delmonico’s, closed for the last three years in doubt

The future of Delmonico’s, the oldest steakhouse in the country which had been in operation since 1837 until the pandemic, appears to be at stake. The 186-year-old restaurant, set in the Financial District, also serves as the exterior shots for The Continental Hotel in the John Wick series of films and has been closed for … Read more

European Markets Head for Higher Open as Investors Weigh Economic Outlook – NBC Chicago

This is CNBC’s live blog covering European markets. European markets are looking to start the new trading week on a positive note Monday with investors gauging the economic outlook. Global markets have been weighing the possibility that the Fed is getting ready to slow the pace of its inflation-fighting rate hikes after economic data last … Read more

NYC drill rapper Lil Mabu is upper-crust WASP who attends $60,000-a-year Manhattan private school

He’s a popular rapper in the controversial ‘drill’ genre with over two million TikTok followers – but Lil Mabu has a surprising backstory as a senior at one of New York’s oldest upscale private high schools. Lil Mabu – better known in class as Matthew Peter DeLuca, 17 – has broken into the scene with … Read more

Appalachia residents claim they are being driven out of their neighborhood after crypto mine opened

Residents in a North Carolina Appalachian town say they’re being forced to leave their homes due to a noisy cryptocurrency mine that has drawn petitions and protests. The facility in Murphy, one of two in Cherokee County, has consistently made a sound that resident Mike Lugiewicz describes as ‘a small jet that never leaves.’ In … Read more

Downtown Atlanta protest turns into riot, six arrested, police say

“I saw people smashing out taillights of cop cars and windows,” witness says A witness to a riot that broke out during a protest in downtown Atlanta told FOX 5 he saw people smashing taillights and windows of law enforcement vehicles. ATLANTA – What started as a peaceful protest against the death of a Georgia-based … Read more

New poll shows Vallas, Garcia as frontrunners

Chicago mayoral election: New poll shows Lightfoot in fourth A new voter opinion survey shows where Chicago’s mayoral candidates stand. CHICAGO – A new voter opinion survey finds Paul Vallas and Rep. Chuy Garcia leading the nine-candidate field for mayor of Chicago. The top two finishers in next month’s voting will compete in an April … Read more