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Lyft report: Sexual assaults rose sharply in recent years

Oct. 22, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

Lyft received an increasing number of reports of sexual assault in recent years, including more than 1,800 in 2019, according to a safety report from the ride-hailing company. More than half of the assaults in 2019 were “non-consensual touching of a sexual body part”...

AP review: At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

Oct. 16, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time. Four years later, with no rule and traffic fatalities spiking,...

Texas abortion law foes target lawmakers' corporate donors

Oct. 10, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

Foes of Texas' strict abortion ban are taking aim at companies that donated money to the bill’s sponsors, hoping consumers will pressure corporate America to join the fight against a surge of restrictions. The television and digital ads begun this past week by the...

Second no more? Playoffs give White Sox chance to build base

Oct. 06, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kenny Heuer and his fiancée, Carrie Campbell, showed up dressed for the occasion. He made his loyalties clear by wearing an Eloy Jiménez jersey for a game between his beloved Chicago White Sox and the crosstown Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field in late...

San Francisco taps Asian American lawmaker for city attorney

Sep. 29, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor named state Assemblymember David Chiu to the post of city attorney on Wednesday, an appointment made possible by a widening public corruption scandal that's engulfed the city of nearly 900,000 people. Chiu, 51, will be the...

Top utility regulator tasked with overseeing PG&E resigns

Sep. 28, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's top utility regulator announced Tuesday she'll step down at the end of the year, leaving Gov. Gavin Newsom searching for new leadership as the state continues to grapple with devastating wildfires and the threat of power blackouts. ...

Toyota banks on mobility technology for future growth

Sep. 28, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Toyota is revving up acquisitions in mobility technology, adding Renovo Motors Inc., a Silicon Valley software developer, to its Woven Planet team, which is working on automated driving. The addition, announced Tuesday, follows the...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Sep. 20, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Detroit Free Press. Sept. 19, 2021. Editorial: An appeal to vaccinated Free Press readers About 51% of Michigan’s 10 million residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and if you’re reading today’s Detroit Free Press, you’re probably one...

Salesforce to help workers leave states over abortion laws

Sep. 11, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The CEO of Salesforce said the company will help employees leave Texas, and he did so while retweeting a story linking the offer to concern about Texas’ new anti-abortion law. Salesforce, which sells customer-management software, joins a small number of...

Lyft, Uber to cover fees for drivers sued under Texas law

Sep. 03, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said Friday they will cover the legal fees of any driver who is sued under the new law prohibiting most abortions in Texas. The Texas law bans abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually...