People also are talking about the Starbucks holiday cup, the iPhone X and a bride suspected of killing more than a dozen in-laws
Sayfullo Saipov was an Uber driver who made more than 1,400 trips
The man who police say transformed a New York City bike path into a terror scene was an Uzbekistan native who made 1,400 trips as an Uber driver and formed two commercial truck businesses.
A family friend called Sayfullo Saipov hard-working and neighbors said he would play with the children in a Florida apartment complex. President Trump derided the suspect as "sick and deranged."
Details of the life of the suspect — who had no known social media accounts — has just begun to emerge in the hours after Tuesday's attack that killed eight people and injured at least 11.
Officials said he is 29 and originally from Uzbekistan.
He came to the U.S. legally in 2010, the officials said, and it is believed that he lived first in Ohio after his arrival.
Saipov had a Florida driver's license and some public records showed an address for him at a Tampa apartment complex.
No social media accounts linked to Saipov emerged immediately after the attack, but there were possible clues to his personal life.
A marriage license filed in Summit County, Ohio, lists a man by the name of Sayfulloh Saipov marrying Nozima Odilova on April 12, 2013.
The ride-hailing company Uber said Saipov passed its background check and drove for the service for six months, making more than 1,400 trips.
Why Best Buy won't be selling you the iPhone X
Best Buy said it stopped some sales of Apple's iPhone X and iPhone 8 after consumers complained about the retailer charging a $100 premium on the already expensive smartphones.
The company, one of Apple's key retail partners, still sells all iPhone models via carrier installment plans that let customers pay for the devices over several months. The price of these payment programs are the same as the monthly plans offered directly by carriers like Verizon Communications and AT&T and similar offerings on Apple's website.
Last week, when users went to Best Buy's website to purchase an iPhone X at the full, upfront price, Best Buy charged $1,099 and $1,249 for the two configurations. Apple's pricing is $999 and $1,149.
"Although there was clearly demand for the un-activated iPhone X, selling it that way cost more money, causing some confusion with our customers and noise in the media," Best Buy spokeswoman Danielle Schumann said. "That's why we decided a few days ago to only sell the phone the traditional way, through installment billing plans." An Apple spokesman didn't comment on Best Buy's move when asked about it on Tuesday.
Starting today, you can color your own Starbucks holiday cup
It'll be a (mostly) white Christmas cup for Starbucks this year. The coffee chain's latest holiday design lets customers color it in themselves.
The company says the cups — which are typically red-themed — will be in stores Wednesday.
A plainer red cup in 2015 spurred an outcry from critics upset that it lacked snowflakes, reindeer or specific symbols of Christmas. Even President Donald Trump, who was a candidate at the time, suggested boycotting the chain.
This year the cups feature splashes of red and green amid illustrations of presents, snowflakes and a Christmas tree with star on top. But the black-and white illustration is mainly blank for customers to personalize. Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. says most of its U.S. stores will have colored pencils for people to borrow.
Bride tried to poison her husband. She killed 17 in-laws instead, police say
Pakistani police arrested a newly married woman on murder charges after she allegedly poisoned her husband's milk and it inadvertently killed 17 other people in a remote village, a senior police officer said Wednesday.
District police chief Sohail Habib Tajak said a judge allowed police to question the woman, 21-year-old Aasia Bibi, for two weeks to determine whether it was the woman's decision or her boyfriend had incited her to kill her husband by poisoning.
"This incident took place last week and our officers have made progress by arresting a woman and her lover in connection with this murder case, which was complicated and challenging for us," he told The Associated Press.
Tajak said Bibi was married against her will in September in a village near the town of Ali Pur, 60 miles south of Multan, a city in the eastern Punjab province.
He said Bibi was not happy with her husband and wanted to return to her parents' home.
Tajak said the woman obtained a poisonous substance from her boyfriend, Shahid Lashari, last week and mixed it in milk for her husband, who refused to drink it. But the woman's mother-in-law later used the tainted milk to make a traditional yogurt-based drink and served it to 27 members of her extended family, who fell unconscious and were hospitalized.
Seventeen people died and 10 were being treated in a hospital, he said.
Bibi and Lashari appeared before a judge in the city of Muzaffargarh on Tuesday, where she told reporters that she was angered over her parents' decision to marry her to a man against her will. They did not have lawyers.
"I repeatedly asked my parents not to marry me against my will as my religion, Islam, also allows me to choose the man of my choice for marriage but my parents rejected all of my pleas and they married me to a relative," she said.
She said her love affair with her boyfriend continued after she got married.
Bibi said she had warned her parents that she was capable of going to any length to get out of the marriage, but they refused to allow her to get a divorce.
She said Lashari gave her a poisonous substance, which she used to try to kill her husband. She expressed remorse over the deaths, saying her target was only her husband.
Tajak said police were trying to trace and arrest all those who were aware of the plot. He said Lashari confessed to supplying the poisonous substance.
Faisal Chingwani, a top human rights activist in the city of Multan, said Bibi apparently committed the crime because she was mentally stressed about the forced marriage.
Many parents in Pakistan arrange marriages for their daughters against their will.
The Navajo Nation says no to the Grand Canyon aerial tram
Legislation to build an aerial tram to take paying visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand Canyon has been voted down by the Navajo Nation Council.
Members of the council voted 16-2 against the bill during a special session Tuesday in Window Rock, Arizona. It was the first time the full council had taken up the measure since it was introduced last year.
The proposal had gotten a cold reception from lawmakers from the nation's largest American Indian reservation even before Tuesday's lengthy debate.
Some lawmakers raised concerns about the development resulting in more public safety demands, while others questioned a requirement for the tribe to invest $65 million for roads, water and power lines, and communications at the 420-acre site that borders Grand Canyon National Park on the reservation.
Under a new rule, the Dodgers get to host Game 7
All you fans who hated the rule that linked the All-Star Game to home-field advantage in the World Series, guess what?
This is your year.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to host the Houston Astros in Game 7 on Wednesday night, thanks to a change that went into effect this season.
Now, teams earn the right: Los Angeles posted the most wins in the majors, so the all-or-nothing matchup is at Dodger Stadium.
No more giving home field to the league that wins the All-Star Game. This summer, in fact, the AL won 2-1 at Miami on Robinson Cano's home run in the 10th inning — under the old rules, this Game 7 would've been at Minute Maid Park, home of the Astros.
It had been since 2002. In that span, the American League went 11-3 in All-Star play. The edge and the ability to use the designated hitter helped a little, maybe — of those 11 times they had home field, AL clubs won six titles.
Before this season, that provision was scrapped. As part of the new labor deal between owners and players, World Series home field goes to the team that wins the most games in the regular season.
The Dodgers won 104, including a major league-high 57 at home, and those victories added up to a final game at their place. Houston won 101.
"We feed off the crowd, for sure. Especially at home," Los Angeles leadoff man Chris Taylor said. "We feel we have a huge home-field advantage."