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Uber Eats tackles app profile issue that outs trans drivers

Jun. 22, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group warned Uber Eats that its app profiles place transgender drivers at risk of harassment and violence, prompting the company to apologize Tuesday to a Kansas man and to resolve issues within the app that outed him. The move...

Oshkosh Defense to build Postal vehicles in South Carolina

Jun. 22, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Oshkosh Defense will make new delivery vehicles for the U.S. Postal Service in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, creating 1,000 new jobs. The Wisconsin company on Tuesday said that it will reconfigure a warehouse with features needed to do large-scale...

Spielberg's Amblin to make several films a year for Netflix

Jun. 21, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Spielberg, a filmmaker synonymous with big-screen enchantment, has set a new deal with Netflix in which his production company, Amblin Partners, will make multiple feature films per year for the streaming giant. The partnership, one long courted...

Facebook launches podcasts, live audio service

Jun. 21, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. on Monday to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals. Facebook says it is allowing public figures with verified accounts to start live audio rooms and invite anyone else to...

Couric book tour this fall will be in-person, in theaters

Jun. 21, 2021 05:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For her tour this fall to promote her memoir “Going There,” Katie Couric is anticipating not only the interest of her fans but a return to something like a pre-pandemic world. Book events have remained mostly virtual even as movie theaters and...

Hard work, hope gave young entrepreneurs a taste of success

Jun. 20, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — They wanted it, they went for it and they got it. Faith Kelley and Neil Wood are the two young entrepreneurs behind the new spring water company Civil Water. The aluminum-bottled and environmentally friendly beverage is popping up on shelves...

5 killed in school construction site collapse in Belgium

Jun. 20, 2021 06:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A school undergoing construction work collapsed in the Belgian city of Antwerp, killing five workers and injuring nine others, according to local authorities. An investigation is underway into the cause of the accident. Firefighters and rescue dogs labored...

LSU urges state to require COVID-19 vaccines at its schools

Jun. 19, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's governing board is urging the state Department of Health to add COVID-19 shots to a list of required vaccinations for college students once federal regulators give full approval to the shots. Friday's 9-2 vote came after the LSU Board of...

Tragic accident doesn't keep paraplegic woman from dream job

Jun. 19, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The accident that left Leah Nixon a paraplegic has led her to a dream career. Nixon debuts as a children’s book illustrator this month with the release of “Best Day Ever!” The book tells the story of a boundary-pushing pup and her...

Biden promotes milestone of 300M vaccine shots in 150 days

Jun. 18, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden took a cautious victory lap Friday in his quest to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, announcing that 300 million vaccine shots have been administered in the 150 days since he took office. Biden credited scientists,...