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Michigan man pleads guilty to 6 murders in 2016

A man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday in Michigan.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Uber resumes autonomous vehicle tests in Pittsburgh

The restart Thursday comes just more than nine months after one of its autonomous cars struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. Testing has been suspended since the accident in …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Spokane City Council passes Uber and Lyft regulations

Spokane City Council unanimously approved new regulations on ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, which would require safety inspections, licenses and a surcharge on rides.

Lyft, Uber drivers will have to pay new fees, follow new rules under Spokane City Council proposal

After more than two years of talks, the Spokane City Council seems poised to pass new local regulations on ride-hailing company drivers that will include a new driver’s license fee …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Lyft aims to beat Uber to U.S. stock market with IPO

Lyft still hasn’t caught up to Uber in the rapidly growing ride-hailing market, but it’s ahead in the race to sell its stock on the public market where the two …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Your next Uber ride may have a minifridge stocked with snacks

Cargo Systems, the New York-based provider of in-car commerce for Uber and Lyft Inc., has is Cargo box – sort of like a traveling minibar without the alcohol – in …

Uber fined nearly $1.2 million by Dutch, UK over data breach

The ride-hailing service Uber has been fined the equivalent of nearly $1.2 million by British and Dutch authorities for failing to protect customers’ data during a cyberattack in 2016.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Man accused of vehicular assault in Spokane Valley has two prior DUIs

After hitting one parked car, the suspect’s Toyota Tundra slammed head-on into the victim’s Mitsubishi Outlander, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said. The collision pushed the Mitsubishi into the victim, …

Uber plans to lobby for road tolling in Seattle as part of $10 million policy campaign

Uber’s vow to lobby for congestion pricing in Seattle could be the biggest boost yet for a City Hall effort that’s certain to encounter political roadblocks.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

Uber reaches $148 million settlement over its 2016 data breach, which affected 57 million globally

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million to settle allegations from 50 states and the District of Columbia that the ride-hailing company violated data breach laws when it waited a …

A year in, Uber CEO works to rebuild company’s reputation

Khosrowshahi sat down with the Associated Press to talk about his first year as CEO and how he plans to steer the company.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Uber rolls out safety features for drivers, passengers

Uber has created a feature on its app to reach out to passengers and drivers if it detects an accident or unplanned stop. Drivers will also have access to a …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Source: Toyota to invest $500 million in Uber

Toyota will sink a half-billion dollars into Uber and work jointly with the ride-hailing giant to develop self-driving vehicles, a person briefed on the matter said Monday.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 1:08 p.m.

Wake Forest places basketball assistant on leave after fatal punch

Wake Forest University has placed an assistant basketball coach on leave after police said he punched a New York City tourist who later died.

NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

New York City moved Wednesday to regulate the explosive growth of Uber and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new licenses for ride-hailing services.

’Deadliest Catch’ star Sig Hansen pays undisclosed sum to settle Uber driver’s lawsuit

Celebrity fishing boat captain Sig Hansen has paid an undisclosed sum of money to get an Uber driver to drop a lawsuit stemming from Hansen’s assault of the driver after …

Uber puts brakes on its self-driving trucks

Ride-sharing giant Uber is winding down its self-driving truck technology business, better known as Otto, which Uber acquired in 2016 for $680 million.

UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:05 a.m.

Barcelona taxis strike to protest ride-hailing apps

Taxi drivers in Barcelona are blocking traffic on a major thoroughfare as part of an indefinite strike to protest the use of ride-hailing apps like Uber or Cabify.

Pittsburgh sees hands-on restart of Uber’s self-driving cars

Uber has taken the first step toward relaunching its self-driving cars on Pittsburgh-area streets four months after a fatal accident involving one of the cars in Arizona.

Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination

U.S. employment regulators are investigating allegations that Uber set up a pay scale that discriminated against women working for the ride-hailing service.

UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 2:10 p.m.

A study of Uber drivers found that workplace flexibility may not close the gender pay gap

Men who drive for Uber earn about 7 percent more than female drivers earn, according to a recent working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research that also cites …

UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 2:13 p.m.

Uber will rent scooters through its app in partnership with Lime

Uber Technologies Inc. is investing in Lime as part of a $335 million financing round, the companies announced Monday. The deal, led by Alphabet Inc.’s venture arm GV, values the …

Uber wins back license in London – but is put on probation

A London court has granted ride-hailing firm Uber a license to keep operating in the capital, accepting the firm’s assertions that its corporate culture had changed and that it should …

UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 12:08 p.m.

Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show “The Voice” on her phone and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban …

Uber begins a push to get its drivers into electric cars

As Uber tries to build its reputation as a good citizen, it’s unveiling a new plan: get its drivers to adopt electric vehicles instead of driving cars that burn gasoline.

Uber wants to join Seattle’s bike-share battle

A new competitor wants in on Seattle’s hypercompetitive, polychromatic bike-share landscape. Uber, the ride-hailing behemoth, plans to launch with its newly acquired, bright-red JUMP electric bikes.

UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Startup launches insurance for Uber, Lyft passengers

Worried about an accident when you ride with Uber or Lyft? Now you can get an insurance policy from your phone for the ride too.

Uber driver who booted 2 kissing women has license suspended

An Uber driver who booted two kissing women out of his car had his livery license suspended Tuesday.

UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

There are fewer workers in the gig economy today than before Uber existed, official data show

The so-called “gig economy,” which has drawn massive attention, tens of billions of dollars in venture capital, and praise and steep criticism from policymakers, may not be quite the cause …

Honolulu leaders approve 1st ride-hailing price cap in U.S.

Honolulu leaders approved a measure Wednesday to limit prices that ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand, a cap that the companies say would be the …