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FILE - This Aug. 9, 2019 file photo, the logo for Uber appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Uber lost $1.78 billion in the second quarter of 2020 as the pandemic carved a gaping hole in its ride-hailing business, with millions of people staying home to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Its food delivery business grew as more people ordered in, but that growing part of its business didn’t turn a profit.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Uber lost $1.8B in 2Q as riders stayed home and ordered in

Aug. 6, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber lost $1.78 billion in the second quarter as the pandemic carved a gaping hole in its ride-hailing business, with millions of people staying home to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Its food delivery business grew as more people ordered in, but that growing part of its business...

Sinkhole no longer poses danger, engineering study says

Aug. 6, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — A sinkhole near an interstate in Black Hawk that forced some residents to evacuate their homes no longer poses danger based on an engineering study that did not find any voids under the road, the South Dakota Department of Transportation says. DOT hired Rapid City-based FMG...

Hospitals take on virus testing, broadband funds spent

Aug. 6, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Hospitals are taking over community-based testing for the new coronavirus, and broadband internet service is being expanded to help with remote learning and at-home work during the pandemic. Coronavirus developments in New Hampshire: ___ HOSPITAL TESTING Nearly all of New...

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks with reporters in Frankfort, Ky as he conceded the gubernatorial race to Democrat challenger Andy Beshear. A lawsuit challenging former Gov.  Bevin's practice of blocking some people on Twitter and Facebook has been settled with the current governor, Gov. Andy Beshear, who has committed to allowing “robust” discourse on the governor's official social media accounts. The settlement agreement was reached in July, and the parties jointly dismissed the case Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, the ACLU said. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Settlement reached after ex-governor blocked people online

Aug. 6, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit challenging former Gov. Matt Bevin's practice of blocking some people on Twitter and Facebook has been settled with the current governor, who has committed to allowing “robust” discourse on the governor's official social media accounts. The settlement with...

TVA rescinds decision to outsource technology jobs

Aug. 6, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Just days after President Donald Trump criticized the Tennessee Valley Authority for hiring foreign workers, the federally owned energy corporation announced Wednesday it was rescinding a decision to lay off its in-house technology workers. The authority had been planning on...

University of Maine receives $100M for floating wind turbine

Aug. 6, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two renewable energy companies are investing $100 million to build an offshore, floating wind turbine with the University of Maine, which has been researching and developing technology for such a project for 12 years. New England Aqua Ventus, a joint venture of Diamond Offshore Wind...

Kansas prison operator, phone provider to pay $3.7M

Aug. 6, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The operator of a privately run federal prison in Kansas and its phone provider have agreed to pay $3.7 million to settle a lawsuit filed by attorneys who alleged that calls with their clients at the facility were illegally recorded. CoreCivic, which runs the Leavenworth Detention...

State employees able to telework can do so through December

Aug. 6, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

State employees who can work remotely should expect to do so at least through the end of the year, the Vermont Agency of Administration said Thursday. “Doing our part to help Vermont continue to limit the spread of COVID-19, while continuing to provide critical services to Vermonters remains our top...

People gather in Times Square after the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in New York. Hindus rejoiced as Modi broke ground on a long-awaited temple of their most revered god, Ram, at the site of a demolished 16th century mosque. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Supporters, opponents of Hindu temple meet in Times Square

Aug. 6, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Midtown Manhattan celebration of a Hindu temple being built on disputed ground in India brought polarized groups into Times Square, where supporters of the landmark project were flanked by protesters calling it an offense to Muslims. Videos posted online show Hindu celebrators dressed in...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 16, 2020 file photo, the sun is reflected on Apple's Fifth Avenue store in New York.  Apple has managed to shine amid the gloom, putting it on the cusp of becoming the first U.S. company to boast a market value of $2 trillion, just two years after it became the first to reach $1 trillion. With its stock already up 50% this year, the only question among analysts is whether Apple will pass the $2 trillion milestone before the release of its next-generation iPhones in October.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Apple shines in pandemic with $2 trillion value on horizon

Aug. 6, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

Early in 2020, Apple appeared to be caught in a horrible bind. The initial spread of the novel coronavirus shut down the factories in China that assemble its iPhones and also closed its retail stores in a country that ranks as the company's biggest market besides the U.S. Things looked even bleaker in March after...