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Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

Apr. 12, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

Uber is offering sign-up bonuses and other incentives for drivers as it faces record demand for rides and meal delivery. The San Francisco ride-hailing company said Monday that total monthly bookings, including food delivery and passenger service, reached an all-time high...

Virus ignites debate on future of Twin Cities commuter train

Apr. 10, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

BIG LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Every weekday, Mugesi Ogongi drives from her home in Monticello to the Northstar train station in Big Lake. Then, she takes the commuter train to Minneapolis, where she works as a mental health professional at M Health Fairview University of...

UK Deliveroo riders strike over pay, gig work conditions

Apr. 07, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Riders for the app-based meal delivery platform Deliveroo held a strike in London Wednesday over pay and working conditions, part of a broader backlash against one of the U.K.'s biggest gig economy companies. Scooter and bicycle delivery riders waving...

Abbott won’t throw pitch, rebuffing MLB voting-rights stance

Apr. 05, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that he wouldn’t throw the ceremonial first pitch as planned at the Texas Rangers’ home opener — the latest jab in a fight that’s pushing corporate America into the political battle over voting rights. The...

Pressure mounts on corporations to denounce GOP voting bills

Apr. 03, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Liberal activists are stepping up calls for corporate America to denounce Republican efforts to tighten state voting laws, and businesses accustomed to cozy political relationships now find themselves in the middle of a growing partisan fight over voting rights. ...

Inside the vaccine clinic where immigrants aren't deserted

Apr. 03, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In the 15 years that followed the 8,641-mile journey from Chennai, India, she still leaned in a little closer. Maybe asked someone to repeat their question just once more or turned toward her son to make sure she understood the words of a second language she began...

Hunter Biden details lifelong addiction struggle in memoir

Mar. 31, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s son Hunter details his lifelong struggle with alcoholism and drug abuse in a new memoir, writing that “in the last five years alone, my two-decades-long marriage has dissolved, guns have been put in my face, and at one point I dropped clean off...

Deliveroo shares slump in UK IPO as investors lose appetite

Mar. 31, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Shares of app-based meal delivery service Deliveroo, which saw its business boosted by pandemic lockdowns, tumbled by as much as a third in their U.K. stock market debut on Wednesday. The London-based company's shares slid even after they were priced at...

MLB to relax virus protocols when 85% on field vaccinated

Mar. 29, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Card games, car pools and eating at restaurants may be back in the major leagues later this season. Trips to church and sponsor events may return, too. Mask use would be dropped from dugouts and bullpens, and electronic tracing devices would be...

Uber deal: Twins lock up pitcher Dobnak for long term

Mar. 29, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Randy Dobnak's road to the major leagues was so far off the traditional path he even chauffeured some ride-share customers along the way. The Minnesota Twins delivered the overachieving right-hander another big-time moment on Monday, in the form of a...