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Lawsuit: 52 people faked Uber accidents for insurance money

Feb. 20, 2020 9:36 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina residents deliberately caused hit-and-run accidents while in Uber rides as part of an insurance scam, a car insurance company says in a lawsuit. The lawsuit from James River Insurance says 52 people were involved in an insurance scheme that cost the company more...

FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a passenger gets into a taxi in New York. New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, plans to sue New York City for $810 million for inflating the price of taxi medallions, which were marketed as a sure-fire investment before ride-hailing apps upended the taxi industry.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

State attorney general plans to sue NYC over taxi medallions

Feb. 20, 2020 9:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general announced plans Thursday to sue New York City for $810 million for inflating the price of taxi medallions, which were marketed as a sure-fire investment before ride-hailing apps upended the taxi industry. Attorney General Letitia James filed a notice of claim...

Uber resumes operating in Colombia after 3-week hiatus

Feb. 20, 2020 2:54 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Uber restarted operations in Colombia Thursday after shutting down its app for almost three weeks, saying it had found “new alternatives” to work legally in the Latin American country, one of several where the company has faced resistance from unions and legislators . ...

This Oct. 20, 2019 photo released by  412 Food Rescue shows a volunteer using the Food Rescue Hero app to check in at a Pittsburgh grocery store to pick up donated food. While millions of people struggle with food insecurity and hunger nationwide, the USDA estimates that more than 30% of the food in America is wasted each year.  (Monica Godfrey-Garrison/412 Food Rescue via AP)

Apps help volunteers get excess food to the hungry

Feb. 18, 2020 12:48 PM EST

Food waste and hunger are two enormous problems that some non-profit groups say can be addressed together by getting the extra food to the people who need it. New apps are making that easier. The USDA estimates that more than 30% of the food in America is wasted each year. Besides food waste at home, there is...

Arizona House panel OKs ban on new airport ride-hailing fees

Feb. 18, 2020 9:37 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona House panel voted along party lines Monday evening to advance a proposal barring new fees on ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The 4-3 vote came after a lengthy hearing of the House Regulatory Affairs Committee. Majority Republicans backing...

This Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 booking photo provided by the New Orleans Police Department shows Ahmad Ahmad. Ahmad was arrested after New Orleans police said he fired shots at passengers on Sunday. Police said in a statement that an argument had erupted when the passengers told Ahmad he was driving the wrong direction. (New Orleans Police Department via AP)

Police: Uber driver who drove wrong way shoots at passengers

Feb. 18, 2020 9:09 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An Uber driver accused of firing shots at passengers who told him he was driving the wrong direction has been arrested in Louisiana. Ahmad Ahmad, 53, picked up the passengers after midnight Sunday morning from a bar in New Orleans, news outlets reported. They requested that he take...

Uber, Lyft rides spur change in Atlanta airport parking plan

Feb. 17, 2020 12:44 PM EST

The demand for parking at the airport has declined with the rise of Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services, Atlanta airport officials say. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is shelving plans to demolish and rebuild its parking decks at the domestic terminal. The airport developed plans several...

Ride-hailing service customer reports kidnapping attempt

Feb. 16, 2020 11:50 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A woman told police in Maryland she may have escaped an attempted kidnapping by someone she thought was a driver for a ride-hailing service. The Capital Gazette reports that Annapolis police are investigating what they called “suspicious ride-share activity” based on...

Police: Uber driver locked passenger in car, raped her

Feb. 13, 2020 9:46 PM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Uber driver in southern Oregon has been charged with locking a passenger inside his car and raping her, according to police and court records. Antonio Gonzalez-Salinas, 51, was arraigned Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court on charges of first-degree rape, kidnapping and sexual...

Jimmie Johnson, center, takes part in a radio interview during NASCAR Daytona 500 auto racing media day at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

DAYTONA NOTEBOOK: Jimmie Johnson mulls his 2021 options

Feb. 12, 2020 5:21 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has eyes on a possible IndyCar ride. Oh, and Formula One. Sports cars, mountain bikes, off-road racing, downhill skiing, just about any mode of transport that goes fast. Just don't expect the seven-time NASCAR champion to make his 2021 plans any time soon. Like...