Uber Sued by District Attorneys in San Francisco and L.A.
The district attorneys for San Francisco and Los Angeles are suing ride-service company Uber, saying it made misleading statements to customers. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon says Uber charged users a fee for background checks they did on drivers, but did not verify drivers' identity with fingerprints. Gascon says Uber also charged airport passengers an extra $4 fee, but didn't pass the money along to the airports. Uber competitor Lyft has reached a settlement with the district attorneys to stop a similar practice and pay civil penalties of up to $500,000.
Hired Guns: Armed Security Guards Get Little Oversight or Training
Security guards seem to be everywhere these days, and they're often carrying guns. Private security is a big business -- but standards, regulations and licensing for this growing industry are determined on a state-by-state basis. The Center for Investigative Reporting, in collaboration with CNN, looked into what it takes to become an armed security guard. They found a startlingly low threshold. We talk to reporter Shoshana Walter about what it takes to be a security guard in California.