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Waymo One, the first commercial robotaxi service, is now picking up passengers in Arizona

Robot cars are now officially a real business. Waymo on Wednesday launched a commercial robot ride-hailing service in Arizona called Waymo One.

Co-creator of MTV Unplugged dies after being struck by taxi

The co-creator of MTV’s “Unplugged” was struck by a taxi while crossing Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and later died.

Salem taxi company offers cabs to help homeless stay warm

A Salem taxi company is offering homeless residents a seat inside its cabs on chilly nights when the city’s warming centers are not open.

Unable to beat them, cabbies join Uber and Lyft in ride sharing

Taxi companies across the U.S. waged a bitter, high-profile battle to keep Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. from bringing the sharing economy to cabs. Now the cabbies are adopting …

Naked man steals taxi, drives through posh park, Philadelphia police say

Police say a naked man stole a taxi and recklessly drove through a crowded park in a posh section of Philadelphia.

100 years ago in Spokane: Boy sledding on Perry Street seriously injured when struck by taxi

From our archives, 100 years ago Secord Laskey, 12, was badly injured when a taxicab ran him over while he was sledding on Perry Street.

Study finds racial discrimination by Uber, Lyft drivers

Drivers for Uber Technologies in Boston canceled rides for men with black-sounding names more than twice as often as for other men. Black people in Seattle using Uber and Lyft …

Tesla may enter ride-hailing business next year

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing and sharing businesses. The company hinted at the venture earlier this week when it announced that all of …

World’s first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

The world’s first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones …

No clear data on safety of Uber vs. cabs

LOS ANGELES – The deadly shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, raises anew a question that has dogged Uber and other taxi competitors: Their rides may be cheaper and more convenient …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A Spokane man and his bride found an unusual venue for a wedding – in a taxi, on the busiest corner of Butte.

Spokane City Council to study cab rules; may suspend fees

Spokane cab drivers could soon face fewer regulations thanks to a new form of competition. The Spokane City Council is considering the temporary elimination of fees on cab drivers and …

Ride-share startups reach Spokane, and taxi companies cry foul

Two firms that use web apps to create a paid ride-share system as an alternative to taxis have begun operating in Spokane during the past three weeks. And as they …

Cab company adds gas sippers to fleet

Ron Davis’ taxis make plenty of stops for passengers, but don’t see gas stations much. At 50-plus miles to the gallon, the nine Prius hybrids in TC Transportation Services’ fleet …