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Felony charges are 1st in a fatal crash involving Autopilot

Jan. 18, 2022 14:42 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019. The defendant appears to be the first person to be charged with a felony in...

Unable to afford retirement, Tampa Bay seniors turn to Uber

Jan. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Donna Durham spent her life in motion. A career truck driver, she found herself craving the open road when she retired, and missed camaraderie with others. But there’s another reason she became a driver for Uber. “I needed the extra...

Gig driver mauled by K-9 after missing car rental payments

Jan. 05, 2022 21:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gig driver badly mauled by a police dog is suing a San Francisco area suburb, alleging use of excessive force and violation of civil rights when police stopped him in December 2020 after he had missed car rental payments. Dashboard and body-camera videos...

California lawmaker resigns to lead labor federation

Jan. 03, 2022 20:16 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A powerful state lawmaker resigned from the California Legislature on Monday to become the next leader of the nation's largest federation of labor unions. Lorena Gonzalez said Monday she will resign on Wednesday to become the executive secretary-treasurer...

Georgia county looks to close polling sites, have 1 location

Jan. 01, 2022 09:46 AM EST

LINCOLNTON, Ga. (AP) — A rural Georgia county north of Augusta is moving ahead with plans to shut down all seven of its voting sites and have residents vote in person at one location, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Lincoln County Board of Elections Director Lilvender...

Uber driver charged with raping passenger during Vegas ride

Dec. 24, 2021 14:04 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Uber driver is charged with raping a female passenger who police said fell asleep before waking up as she was attacked during a ride in metro Las Vegas. Dawed Oumer Mekonene, 30, was arrested Tuesday and remained in jail Friday pending a court hearing on charges...

Uber helping detectives solve Florida 'grandparent scams'

Dec. 10, 2021 09:48 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Detectives in Tampa are asking Uber to help solve a “grandparent scam” that conned $10,000 from a 75-year-old man who was told his granddaughter needed the money to get out of jail. Uber also is helping the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office find suspects in a...

EU plan to boost gig economy workers is latest blow to apps

Dec. 09, 2021 11:44 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A new European Union plan to improve conditions for the growing number of gig economy workers could mean millions more of them are classified as employees entitled to benefits, the latest setback for digital platforms that rely on independent contractors to deliver food and offer...

DoorDash employs full-time workers for fast delivery in NYC

Dec. 06, 2021 12:59 PM EST

Starting Monday, DoorDash is offering grocery delivery in 15 minutes or less in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York. But instead of the army of gig workers it typically relies on to fulfill orders, DoorDash is forming a new company — called DashCorps — to employ couriers to...

Green Bay homeless shelters join forces to improve services

Dec. 04, 2021 01:07 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — While snow-glazed sidewalks and holiday lights bring cheer to many Green Bay residents, the cold meant something far from merry for Meg Sandri, a mother whose struggles with alcohol left her without housing stability and treatment options. It’s...