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Winners announced in Illinois APME 2019 newspaper contest

Sep. 16, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

Winners have been announced in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors 2019 newspaper contest. The awards were announced on Wednesday during a virtual event held by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors during the annual convention of the Illinois Press Association. Thirty daily newspapers submitted...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel smiles as she visits Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's election night party in Costa Mesa, Calif. Republican Steel, who heads the Orange County Board of Supervisors, has seized on the fight over affirmative action and the new labor law known as AB5 in her bid to oust first-term Democratic Rep. Harley Rouda. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

GOP targets Democratic-run California in election gamble

Sep. 9, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican candidates eager for a turnaround in heavily Democratic California are spotlighting what they see as a dire threat to families and communities — their own state’s policies. GOP contenders from the U.S. House to city councils are looking to make the November...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, an Uber driver's vehicle is seen after the company launched service in Vancouver, British Columbia. Uber is offering incentives to drivers to transition to cleaner vehicles while acknowledging that emissions from its rides have risen in recent years. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing giant said Tuesday, Sept. 8 that a ride in one of its vehicles remains 41% more carbon-intensive than taking a trip in a personal car with others.  (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Uber incentivizes drivers to switch to electric vehicles

Sep. 8, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is offering incentives to drivers to transition to cleaner vehicles while acknowledging that emissions from its rides have risen in recent years. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing giant said Tuesday that a ride in one of its vehicles remains 41% more carbon-intensive than taking a...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, speaks at rally calling for passage of her measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California is exempting about two-dozen more professions from a landmark labor law designed to treat more people like employees instead of contractors. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, signed a bill ending what lawmakers said were unworkable limits on services provided by freelance writers and still photographers, photojournalists, and freelance editors and newspaper cartoonists. It also exempts various artists and musicians, along with some involved in the insurance and real estate industries. The law that took effect this year was primarily aimed at ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, which are fighting it in court and in a November ballot measure. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California allows more exemptions from landmark labor law

Sep. 4, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is exempting about two-dozen more professions from a landmark labor law designed to treat more people like employees instead of contractors, under a bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed on Friday. The amendments, which take effect immediately, end what lawmakers said were...

File - Dozens of supporters of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors circle the Capitol during a rally in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.  California lawmakers on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, were preparing to exempt about two-dozen more professions from a landmark labor law designed to treat more people like employees instead of contractors. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California lawmakers OK more exemptions from labor law

Sep. 1, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday OK'd exemptions to about two-dozen more professions from a landmark labor law designed to treat more people like employees instead of contractors. Among other things, the legislation would end what critics had said were unworkable limits on services...

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020 file photo, A Coca-Cola display is viewed at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex after an MLS soccer match between Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City in Kissimmee, Fla. A growing number of U.S. companies are pledging to give workers time off to vote in the presidential election this November. Coca-Cola, Twitter, Cisco and Uber are giving employees the day off.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

More companies pledge to give workers time to vote

Aug. 27, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

A growing number of U.S. companies are pledging to give workers time off to vote in the presidential election this November, an effort that’s gaining steam despite the government’s reluctance to make Election Day a federal holiday. Starbucks said Thursday it will give its 200,000 U.S. employees...

FILE - People walk by the New York Stock Exchange, left, Tuesday, July 21, 2020.  Stocks are drifting again on Wall Street Friday, Aug. 21, following a mixed set of data on the economy, as a record-breaking but wishy-washy week of trading closes out.    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

S&P 500 ticks higher to record, powered again by tech stocks

Aug. 21, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The S&P 500 ticked higher to close at another all-time high Friday, powered by strength for technology stocks and a couple reports on the U.S. economy that were better than expected. The benchmark index rose 11.65 points, or 0.3%, to 3,397.16, even though the majority of stocks in the...

Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires burn in unincorporated Napa County, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. The blaze went on to destroy multiple homes near Lake Berryessa. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

At least 5 people killed in Northern California wildfires

Aug. 21, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of wildfires raging throughout Northern California have now claimed at least five lives and threaten tens of thousands of homes, authorities said Thursday. The death of a resident in Solano County, in the northeastern San Francisco Bay Area, was reported Thursday by Sheriff...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Asian shares were higher Friday on hopes for development of a coronavirus vaccine, although worries remained about long-term economic damage from the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares track Wall Street gains amid vaccine hopes

Aug. 20, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Friday on hopes for development of a coronavirus vaccine, although worries remained about long-term economic damage from the pandemic. The rise in regional benchmarks echoed the gains on Wall Street, which were led by big technology companies that are benefiting from...

FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, a Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker in Pittsburgh.  Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, are saying they will shut down their California operations if a new law goes into effect overnight which would force both companies to classify their drivers as employees.    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Appeals court gives reprieve to Uber, Lyft in California

Aug. 20, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — An appeals court has allowed ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft to continue treating their drivers as independent contractors in California in a decision that will give the two companies a few more months to protect their business models in a key market. The stay pauses a...