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Appeals court: NYC can ban ads in Uber and Lyft cars

Jul. 16, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft in New York City can be banned from displaying advertisements in their vehicles, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban does not violate the First Amendment as it reversed a February 2018 lower-court...

California Democrats turn up pressure on gig economy

Jul. 10, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The battle between California lawmakers and ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft heated up Wednesday as Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon offered harsh words laced with expletives for businesses in the gig economy. "They use a lot of really cute words basically to describe...

Bill seeks more info on ride-hailing trips in Massachusetts

Jul. 10, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker proposed legislation Wednesday that would push ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to provide more information about where and when they're picking up and dropping off riders. Baker said the bill would give cities and towns better data to plan for the...

Uber offers riders more legroom, less chatting at a price

Jul. 9, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber passengers can now get a more spacious ride and a less talkative driver — if they're willing to shell out a few extra dollars. The ride-hailing giant launched "comfort" rides in dozens of cities Tuesday. Riders are guaranteed 36 inches of legroom in "newer" cars — meaning...

Ride-sharing bill a little lighter while advancing in Senate

Jul. 8, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — House legislation creating new rules for North Carolina drivers of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft has been trimmed a little as it goes through the Senate. The bill approved Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee still would require drivers to display license tag numbers at...

Utah police say body of slain college student recovered

Jul. 5, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The body of a slain college student has been recovered in a Utah canyon about 85 miles away from a backyard in Salt Lake City where other remains were found last week, police said Friday. The disclosure came in the case involving 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck. Authorities previously...

Suspect in woman's death barred from campus, report says

Jul. 2, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man arrested in the death of a Utah college student whose charred remains were found in his backyard was banned from the campus of Utah State University in 2012, according to documents released on Tuesday. The school took the step after Ayoola A. Ajayi's student visa expired and he...

Uber expanding statewide in Louisiana after law takes effect

Jul. 2, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Uber says it's expanding to every Louisiana parish after lawmakers seeking broader transportation access outside major cities created statewide regulations for ride-hailing services. The new law governing the transportation networks took effect Monday, and Uber announced that its...

Mourners remember slain Utah college student at vigil

Jul. 1, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 100 people gathered at the University of Utah to memorialize a student who authorities say was killed and her charred remains found in a Salt Lake City man's backyard. The crowd was silent while friends recalled 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck as a bubbly, nurturing person who...

State budget among host of new laws taking effect on July 1

Jun. 30, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new state budget, a slightly higher fee for ride-hailing services and permission for young students to self-apply sunscreen while at school are among a host of new laws set to take effect in Connecticut. July 1 marks the first of several key dates when a large number of new laws...