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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2009, file photo a caravan of trucks from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., drive around Los Angeles City Hall during a protest against container fees being assessed against independent truckers. A federal judge on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, indefinitely blocked a new California labor law from applying to more than 70,000 independent truckers, ruling that it is preempted by federal rules on interstate commerce. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Judge halts California labor law as it relates to truckers

Jan. 16, 2020 8:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday indefinitely blocked a new California labor law from applying to more than 70,000 independent truckers, deciding that it is preempted by federal rules on interstate commerce. The state law that took effect Jan. 1 makes it harder for companies to...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo passengers find their rides at the Ride Share point as they exit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is

Official says Phoenix airport ride-hailing fee is illegal

Jan. 16, 2020 8:25 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is “very likely” unconstitutional, the state attorney general said Thursday, upping the ante in the showdown that has led the ride-hailing giants to threaten to abandon the airport service. The fees approved...

FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo, the logo for Uber appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Ride-hailing giant Uber, along with delivery company Postmates, sued California over a new law that aims to reclassify their drivers and delivery workers as employees instead of contractors. The law, which went into effect last week, could upend the business models of the companies that shaped the so-called “gig economy,

Delaware court refuses to revive Uber shareholder lawsuit

Jan. 13, 2020 3:45 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Supreme Court has upheld a judge's dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit against ride-hailing company Uber and its former CEO. The court on Monday affirmed the judge's April ruling that the suit must be dismissed because the shareholder had failed to demand that Uber's board of...

Uber driver charged with sexually assaulting passenger

Jan. 10, 2020 10:21 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Uber driver with a conviction for sexual battery has been charged with sexually assaulting a drunk woman he picked up outside a California police station, authorities said. Amir Attia, 43, of Tustin was arrested Wednesday in connection with the July 2018 assault in Orange...

FILE - This Feb. 20, 2018, file photo shows the Grubhub app on an iPhone in Chicago. Food delivery service Grubhub is considering a possible sale of the business as competition intensifies in the sector. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is looking at its strategic options. Grubhub competes in a sector filled with players including Uber Eats, DoorDash and Postmates. Consolidation in the industry is expected. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

GrubHub says it currently has no plans to sell its business

Jan. 10, 2020 8:16 PM EST

Grubhub says it has no plans to sell the company, a day after media reports said it was exploring its options as competition in the food delivery business grows increasingly fierce. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that Grubhub Inc. -- the second-largest player in the U.S. market by sales...

FILE- In this May 10, 2017 file photo, taxi drivers strike to pressure the government to ban the ride-sharing app Uber, in Bogota, Colombia. Uber says on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 it will stop operating in Colombia following stiff opposition from taxi drivers' unions and a lawsuit that said the ride-sharing app was breaking local transport laws. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

Lawsuit forces Uber to stop operating in Colombia

Jan. 10, 2020 7:42 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Uber said Friday it will stop operating in Colombia following stiff opposition from taxi drivers’ unions and a lawsuit that said the ride-sharing app was breaking local transport laws. In a statement, Uber said it will cease operating in Colombia on Feb, 1, and will comply...

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson, second from right, speaks during a meeting between law enforcement officials and hotel groups to announce a campaign to prevent human trafficking surrounding next month's Super Bowl NFL football game in the Miami area, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Worker help sought to combat Super Bowl human trafficking

Jan. 9, 2020 4:43 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — To combat human trafficking during the Super Bowl, law enforcement officials said Thursday that they need hotel workers, ride-hailing service drivers and security personnel to be especially alert. These are the people most likely to encounter the victims and perpetrators of...

FILE - This Feb. 20, 2018, file photo shows the Grubhub app on an iPhone in Chicago. Food delivery service Grubhub is considering a possible sale of the business as competition intensifies in the sector. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is looking at its strategic options. Grubhub competes in a sector filled with players including Uber Eats, DoorDash and Postmates. Consolidation in the industry is expected. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Report: Grubhub considers sale as competition intensifies

Jan. 9, 2020 2:31 PM EST

Big changes could be coming to the food delivery business, where companies have been struggling with high costs and fickle consumers. Grubhub Inc. — the second-largest player in the U.S. market by sales — is considering putting itself up for sale, The Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday,...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2017 file photo,  U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announces new voluntary safety guidelines for self-driving cars during a visit to an autonomous vehicle testing facility at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Mich.  The Trump administration announced its most recent round of guidelines for autonomous vehicle makers, continuing to rely on the industry to police itself despite calls for specific regulations.  Chao announced the proposed guidelines in a speech Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas, saying in prepared remarks that “AV 4.0” will ensure U.S. leadership in developing new technologies.(Hunter Dyke/The Ann Arbor News via AP, File)

New US plan keeps autonomous vehicle standards voluntary

Jan. 8, 2020 5:23 PM EST

The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled its most recent round of guidelines for autonomous vehicle makers that rely on voluntary standards despite calls for specific regulations. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the proposed guidelines in a speech at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas, saying...

FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo, the logo for Uber appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Ride-hailing giant Uber, along with delivery company Postmates, sued California over a new law that aims to reclassify their drivers and delivery workers as employees instead of contractors. The law, which went into effect last week, could upend the business models of the companies that shaped the so-called “gig economy,

Uber's suit against California could delay blow from new law

Jan. 8, 2020 7:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ride-hailing giant Uber, along with delivery company Postmates, sued California over a new law that aims to reclassify their drivers and delivery workers as employees instead of contractors. The law, which went into effect last week, could upend the business models of the companies that...