Billionaire Silicon Valley investor Peter Theil revealed he was a backer of Hulk Hogan's successful invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker. Thiel has supported libertarian causes, futuristic startups and started a foundation that funds young people who skip college to work on entrepreneurial projects.
Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.
Strikes are a part of life in France, and people take it in stride. But every once in a while, things get out of hand, and the escalating conflict over the government's changes to labor laws seems to fit that mould.