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Nov. 25, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 25, the 330th day of 2020. There are 36 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 25, 2002, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security, and appointed Tom Ridge to be its head. On this date: In...

Travelers leave the AirTrain at JKF International Airport Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in New York. Rising U.S. coronavirus cases, a new round of state lockdowns and public health guidance discouraging trips are dampening enthusiasm for what is usually the biggest travel period of the year. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

Nov. 23, 2020 10:43 PM EST

About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings. And the crowds are only expected to grow. Next Sunday is likely to be the busiest day of the...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo a Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo's suite of sensors and radar is displayed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.   The U.S. government’s road safety agency is asking for public comment on how it should regulate safe deployment of self-driving vehicles.  NHTSA said Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 it wants public input on potential regulation of autonomous vehicle sensors and other aspects of the technology.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

US safety agency seeks input on autonomous vehicle rules

Nov. 19, 2020 4:41 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is asking for public comment on how it should regulate safe deployment of self-driving vehicles. Seeking public comment is an early step in drawing up possible regulations, but that process takes years and could be changed by the incoming...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Circleville, Ohio. Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign was powered by a cell phone app that allowed staff to monitor the movements of his millions of supporters, and offered intimate access to their social networks. The app lets Trump’s team communicate directly with the 2.8 million people who downloaded it and if they gave permission, with their entire contact list as well. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Financially troubled startup helped power Trump campaign

Nov. 18, 2020 1:26 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign was powered by a cellphone app that allowed staff to monitor the movements of his millions of supporters, and offered intimate access to their social networks. While the campaign may be winding down, the data strategy is very...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Circleville, Ohio. Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign was powered by a cell phone app that allowed staff to monitor the movements of his millions of supporters, and offered intimate access to their social networks. The app lets Trump’s team communicate directly with the 2.8 million people who downloaded it and if they gave permission, with their entire contact list as well. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Financially troubled startup helped power Trump campaign

Nov. 17, 2020 5:16 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign was powered by a cellphone app that allowed staff to monitor the movements of his millions of supporters, and offered intimate access to their social networks. While the campaign may be winding down, the data strategy is very...

Moderna, HD Supply rise; Casper Sleep, Virgin Galactic fall

Nov. 16, 2020 4:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Monday: PNC Financial Services Group Inc., up $3.51 to $126.29. The bank is buying the U.S. subsidiary of Spain’s BBVA bank for $11.6 billion in cash. Taubman Centers Inc., up $3.32 to $42.80. The mall landlord agreed to a lower...

Venezuela's 2012 Olympic champion in fencing, Ruben Limardo Gascon, cycles with a food delivery to clients in Lodz, Poland, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Limardo Gascon needs the delivery job to support his family as he lives and trains in Poland and plans to win a medal at upcoming Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Venezuelan Olympian delivers food to support family

Nov. 16, 2020 7:58 AM EST

LODZ, Poland (AP) — Back home in Venezuela, Ruben Limardo Gascon is hailed as a national hero for winning a gold medal in fencing at the 2012 London Olympics. In Poland, where he has lived for years, he's taken up delivering food for Uber Eats to support his family as he trains for the Olympics in Tokyo...

This photo provided by Lyft shows Lyft’s president John Zimmer.   Lyft scored a major victory when California voters passed Proposition 22, allowing app-based companies to treat drivers as contractors instead of employees and saving the company from what many anticipated would be crippling expenses. (Lyft via AP)

Lyft's Zimmer talks future of workplace, electric vehicles

Nov. 15, 2020 1:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft scored a major victory when California voters passed Proposition 22, allowing app-based companies to treat drivers as contractors instead of employees and saving the company from what many anticipated would be crippling expenses. The outcome was viewed as a defeat by labor leaders who...

FILE - The DoorDash app is shown on a smartphone on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 in New York.  DoorDash Inc. is planning to sell its stock to the public, capitalizing on the growing trend of consumers embracing app-based deliveries as much of the world stays home during the pandemic. The company filed papers signaling its intent for initial public offering Friday, Nov. 13.  (AP Photo)

Delivery giant DoorDash plans IPO

Nov. 14, 2020 10:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Delivery giant DoorDash Inc. is planning to sell its stock to the public, capitalizing on the growing trend of consumers embracing app-based deliveries as much of the world stays home during the pandemic. The San Francisco-based company filed papers signaling its intent for initial public...

FILE - Jamie Oliver appears at the Gusto launch event at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Canada on Oct. 4, 2016. Oliver's latest book,

Don't order out. Dive into Jamie Oliver's new cookbook

Nov. 12, 2020 1:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jamie Oliver knows one of the biggest obstacles home cooks face isn't the drudgery of shopping, the chore of chopping or the mess of washing up. It's delivery apps. What he calls the Uber-ization of the food industry has led to tired families just ordering dinner for delivery or pickup....