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Some Uber, Lyft drivers sue over California ballot measure

Jan. 12, 2021 7:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers for app-based ride-hailing and delivery services filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn a California ballot initiative that makes them independent contractors instead of employees eligible for benefits and job protections. The lawsuit filed with the California Supreme Court said...

U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga.,talks to supporters during a campaign event Friday, Dec. 31, 2020 at McCray's Tavern in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Loeffler, Perdue run hard-line pitch in swing state Georgia

Jan. 2, 2021 12:06 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The merchandise featured in Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s online campaign store includes T-shirts and bumper stickers bearing Donald Trump’s name and the message: “Still my president.” The Georgia Republican is running television ads ahead of Tuesday’s Senate...

Health care law signed; town resists state's COVID-19 orders

Jan. 1, 2021 4:20 PM EST

A look at coronavirus-related developments around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT Some public school students in New Haven will return to their physical classrooms later this month for the first time since last spring, the superintendent of schools announced. Superintendent Iline Tracey said on the district website...

U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga.,talks to supporters during a campaign event Friday, Dec. 31, 2020 at McCray's Tavern in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Loeffler, Perdue run hard-line pitch in swing state Georgia

Jan. 1, 2021 3:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The merchandise featured in Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s online campaign store includes T-shirts and bumper stickers bearing Donald Trump’s name and the message: “Still my president.” The Georgia Republican is running television ads ahead of Tuesday’s Senate...

South Korea's Vice Justice Minister Lee Yong-gu speaks during a briefing at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 31, 2020. South Korea has enforced its toughest physical distancing rules at correctional facilities across the country after a major cluster of coronavirus infections flared at a Seoul prison. (Lee Jung-hun/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: South Korea enforces tough measures in prisons

Dec. 30, 2020 11:10 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea has enforced its toughest physical distancing rules at correctional facilities across the country after a major cluster of coronavirus infections flared at a Seoul prison. The Justice Ministry says that 792 people — 771 inmates and 21 staff — at Seoul’s...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2020, file photo, a view of the signage of Ant Group in the headquarters compound of the fintech giant in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. The People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, summoned Ant executives on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, and ordered them to formulate a rectification plan and an implementation timetable of its business, including its credit, insurance and wealth management services, the regulators said in a statement Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020.(Chinatopix Via AP, File)

Chinese regulators order Ant Group to rectify its businesses

Dec. 27, 2020 7:50 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese regulators have ordered Ant Group, the world’s largest financial technology company, to rectify its businesses and comply with regulatory requirements amid increased scrutiny of anti-monopoly practices in the country’s internet sector. The People’s Bank of...

FILE - In this late Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, file photo, the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's patient drop-off/pick-up area is seen in Los Angeles. People with private health insurance will finally see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise reached in Congress. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Consumer relief: COVID bill to end 'surprise' medical bills

Dec. 22, 2020 6:35 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are...

FILE - This image provided by U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service shows the website for HealthCare.gov. Government figures out Friday, Dec. 18 show sign-ups for “Obamacare” health insurance plans are trending more than 6% higher amid surging coronavirus cases and deepening economic misery.  (U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service via AP)

'Obamacare' enrollment rising as COVID-19 pandemic deepens

Dec. 18, 2020 6:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sign-ups for “Obamacare” health insurance plans are trending more than 6% higher amid surging coronavirus cases and deepening economic misery, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the government. The Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services, or CMS, said...

In this Dec. 4, 2020, photo, President-elect Joe Biden speaks about jobs at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Other than Wisconsin, every state appears to have met a deadline in federal law that essentially means Congress has to accept the electoral votes that will be cast next week and sent to the Capitol for counting on Jan. 6. Those votes will elect Joe Biden as the country's next president. It's called a safe harbor provision because it’s a kind of insurance policy by which a state can lock in its electoral votes by finishing up certification of the results and any state court legal challenges by a congressionally imposed deadline, which this year is Tuesday, Dec. 8. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Tuesday's safe harbor deadline is boost for Biden

Dec. 8, 2020 2:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deadline set Tuesday under federal law essentially locks in President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, even though President Donald Trump is still falsely claiming he won reelection. Other than Wisconsin, every state appears to have met the safe harbor deadline, which means Congress...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2018, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra discusses various issues during an interview with The Associated Press, in Sacramento, Calif. President-elect Joe Biden has picked Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration’s coronavirus response. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Biden picks Xavier Becerra to lead HHS, coronavirus response

Dec. 7, 2020 11:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration's coronavirus response. Separately, Biden picked a Harvard infectious disease expert,...