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Some Uber, Lyft drivers sue over California ballot measure

Jan. 12, 2021 7:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers for app-based ride-hailing and delivery services filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn a California ballot initiative that makes them independent contractors instead of employees eligible for benefits and job protections. The lawsuit filed with the California Supreme Court said...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom outlines his 2021-2022 state budget proposal during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

Newsom defends California business climate, status of rich

Jan. 8, 2021 7:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom forcefully pushed back Friday on criticisms that California is becoming unfriendly for business, pointing to “all the new billionaires" created by initial public offerings and noting that its richest people are “doing pretty damn well." The...

Mom accused leaving 3-year-old alone with Lyft driver

Jan. 8, 2021 11:49 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in Manchester are searching for a mother accused of hiring a ride-hailing service to take her 3-year-old child to day care unsupervised in the vehicle. Police also are concerned about Stephanie Goddu's other child, a baby, who they said was found strapped into a carrier seat...

Panel recommends raising NC revenues for transportation 40%

Jan. 8, 2021 11:28 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A blue-ribbon panel called Friday on North Carolina to boost transportation spending by 40% through the next decade to improve its “mediocre” infrastructure of highways, railroads and transit as the state grows and current revenue sources dwindle. The North Carolina First...

Demonstrators rally outside the Massachusetts State House, protesting Governor Charlie Baker's order for mandatory influenza vaccinations for students in Boston on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.  (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via AP)

Massachusetts lawmakers launch new legislative session

Jan. 6, 2021 5:02 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers launched a new legislative session Wednesday just hours after wrapping up the prior session, working into the early morning hours to pass a series of bills including a $16.5 billion transportation bond bill. In one of their first official acts of the new session, House...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2020 file photo, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, of Lakewood, addresses Assembly members after his reelection as speaker during the organizational session in Sacramento, Calif. In order to make sure the Assembly members had enough room to follow social distancing guidelines due to the coronavirus the Assembly session was held at the Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings. Despite pandemic restrictions, the legislature managed to pass hundreds of bills in 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

New California laws address virus, fires, law enforcement

Dec. 30, 2020 1:04 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What a strange legislative year it was. The coronavirus pandemic forced California state lawmakers to twice shut down their sessions for weeks at a time — the first unexpected work stoppage in 158 years. Masked lawmakers tried to limit the number of bills they considered,...

FILE - Visitors to the Pax East conference play the new Nintendo Switch video game Animal Crossing, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Boston. Thousands of gaming enthusiasts attended the Pax East conference that opened in Boston, Thursday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

From Zoom to Quibi, the tech winners and losers of 2020

Dec. 28, 2020 5:54 PM EST

We streamed, we Zoomed, we ordered groceries and houseplants online, we created virtual villages while navigating laptop shortages to work and learn from home. In many ways, 2020′s pandemic-induced isolation threw our dependence on technology into overdrive, snipping away at our real-life connections while...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2020, file photo, a woman walks through a snowstorm in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

With winter at hand, the virus whips up winds of uncertainty

Dec. 21, 2020 3:01 AM EST

Coronavirus cases spiking nationwide. A chill, existential and literal, setting in once more. And now: a winter likely to be streaked by a soundtrack of sirens instead of silver bells. It was winter when the pandemic began, and it will be winter long before it's over. Weary and traumatized from months of death...

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, ornaments hang on a Christmas tree on display in New York. Office holiday parties are tricky in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dancing, drinking and fancy dinners are out. Many companies are foregoing parties altogether, deciding instead to send staff gift baskets, extra time off or donations to charities that employees choose. (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall, File)

Snow days, virtual opera: The office holiday party goes on

Dec. 17, 2020 1:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An online murder mystery. Law-themed opera arias. A snowman-building competition. With dancing, drinking and fancy dinners a no-go because of virus concerns, companies are getting creative about their holiday office parties this year. The challenge is how to organize a virtual celebration...

Northeast Georgia county starts public ride hailing service

Dec. 13, 2020 12:47 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A northeast Georgia county will launch a new public transportation system on Monday. Hall Area Transit's WeGo service will operate similarly to ride hailing services such as Uber or Lyft, with people calling a van using an app on their phone and paying $3 for a one-way trip. The...