TIPPING, LIKE MANY sources of profound discomfort, originated in Europe. The custom arrived here from Continental hotels and restaurants, just before the turn of the 20th century. And sweet Lord, it was awful.
Prosecutors from San Francisco and Los Angeles continue to say that ride-hailing service Uber misleads its riders on the rigor of its background checks. Uber’s Los Angeles-area drivers included people driving under false names and those convicted of sex offenses, kidnapping and murder, the prosecutors said.