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Gas prices sting US workers who depend on their cars

Jun. 23, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — High gas prices have Wallace Reid looking for a new career. Reid, who drives for Uber and Lyft in New York, fills up his Lexus at least three times a week. He pays around $95 each time, about double what he was paying last year. To make up for that, he’s driving...

'It's terrible:' Philadelphia mayor sorry for slain Filipino

Jun. 22, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia expressed shock and sorrow over the killing of a Filipino lawyer who was shot in the city over the weekend and is offering a $20,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest of the shooter, a senior Philippine diplomat said...

UK rail strike strands commuters, pits workers against govt

Jun. 21, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of railway workers walked off the job in Britain on Tuesday, bringing the train network to a crawl in the country’s biggest transit strike for three decades — and a potential precursor to a summer of labor discontent. About 40,000 cleaners,...

Today in History: June 20, Victoria takes the throne

Jun. 20, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 20, the 171st day of 2022. There are 194 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. ...

Massachusetts high court tosses gig worker ballot measures

Jun. 14, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts ruled Tuesday that two state ballot questions asking voters whether drivers for app-based ride-hailing companies should be considered contractors, instead of employees, are unconstitutional. The Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the...

Analysis: Breaking down 8 teams in the College World Series

Jun. 14, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Friday at Charles Schwab Field. (Capsules in order of CWS opening games. Coaches’ records through super regionals): OKLAHOMA (42-22) Coach: Skip Johnson (154-102 in 5...

Millennial Money: Maximize your music festival savings

Jun. 14, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

Attendees of this year’s Coachella music festival have posted viral videos adding up their expenses from the weekend — with costs reaching the thousands for flights, hotels, food, drinks, outfits and rideshares. Plus the ticket, which can start around $400 for a three-day pass to a popular...

Apple offers glimpse at upcoming changes to iPhone software

Jun. 06, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

Apple on Monday provided a peek at upcoming tweaks to the software that powers more than 1 billion iPhones and rolled out two laptops that will be the first available with the next generation of a company-designed microprocessor. As usual, Apple spent most of the opening day of its...

California regulators approve state's 1st robotic taxi fleet

Jun. 02, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

California regulators on Thursday gave a robotic taxi service the green light to begin charging passengers for driverless rides in San Francisco, a first in a state where dozens of companies have been trying to train vehicles to steer themselves on increasingly congested roads. The...

Ford CEO sees electric vehicle price war as EV costs decline

Jun. 01, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford's chief executive says he expects the cost of building electric vehicles to fall to the point that in coming years automakers will be battling each other for sales of EVs priced around $25,000. CEO Jim Farley told the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference on...