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Former Uber driver charged with sexual assault of passenger

Sep. 21, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A former driver for Uber has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman he picked up in a Maine city. Police in Bangor said they charged the 28-year-old man with gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact. They said in June, when he was still working...

California governor opposes tax on rich in statewide TV ad

Sep. 12, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants voters to reject a new tax on rich people that would pay for more electric vehicles in the nation's most populous state, warning in a new statewide TV ad that a measure on the ballot this November won't help the environment but is...

Evictions spiking as assistance, protections disappear

Aug. 10, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

Jada Riley thought she had beaten homelessness. The 26-year-old New Orleans resident was finally making a steady income cleaning houses during the pandemic to afford a $700-a-month, one-bedroom apartment. But she lost nearly all her clients after Hurricane Ida hit last year. Then she...

Afghan refugees find stability in senior communities

Aug. 06, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Noman Raoufi came home from work to find every window shattered, doors unhinged, light bulbs popped. In northern Kabul, on the street where his family lived, a bomb had sent a police car flying 30 feet before it landed in a flaming heap. It knocked men off chairs...

Ride-sharing apps rise in Venezuela as public transit decays

Jul. 30, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ride-sharing apps like Uber, DiDi and Lyft may have driven across much of the globe, but they haven't yet rolled into Venezuela, where U.S. sanctions and years of hyperinflation and other woes made it difficult to operate. So a handful of local...

Ex-Cuomo adviser killed when Lyft ride ends on highway

Jul. 27, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) — An ex-adviser to former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was killed in a crash after police say a Lyft driver ordered him out of the car in the middle of a Delaware highway over the weekend. Delaware State Police on Wednesday said the ride-hailing driver, who...

Democrats widen scrutiny of tech over abortion data privacy

Jul. 22, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic representatives are widening their scrutiny into the role of tech companies in collecting the personal data of people who may be seeking an abortion, as lawmakers, regulators and the Biden administration grapple with the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling last...

Incumbent Democrats lead GOP hopefuls in Nevada funds raised

Jul. 18, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The latest expense reports for state candidates in Nevada hold a familiar pattern: Incumbent Democrats raised more than their Republican opponents in every statewide race. The reports give a glimpse into who has stakes in some of the tightest statewide elections...

Impassioned Biden signs order on abortion access

Jul. 08, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the “extreme” Supreme Court majority that ended a constitutional right to abortion and delivered an impassioned plea for Americans upset by the decision to “vote, vote, vote vote” in November. Under mounting pressure from fellow...