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SAN FRANCISCO | Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber’s ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior. The shift announced Tuesday will allow riders and drivers to file allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment in courts and mediation, … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

DETROIT | Uber to up its background checks for drivers

DETROIT | April 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping riders safe. The move announced Thursday is one of several actions taken by the ride-hailing company under new CEO … Continue reading DETROIT | Uber to up its background checks for drivers

Tesla says vehicle in deadly crash was on Autopilot

NEW YORK /March 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot, making it the latest accident to involve a self-driving vehicle, Tesla confirmed. The electric car maker said the driver, who was killed in the accident, did not have his hands on the steering wheel … Continue reading Tesla says vehicle in deadly crash was on Autopilot

Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle — an accident that could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology. The crash Sunday night in Tempe was the event many in the auto and technology industries … Continue reading Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona

Widow disgusted by Indiana immigration ad featuring husband

INDIANAPOLIS /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The widow of an Uber driver killed in a suspected drunken driving crash by a person in the U.S. illegally says a new political ad featuring her deceased husband has “devastated” the family. Deb Monroe tells The Associated Press she wants Republican Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun to take down … Continue reading Widow disgusted by Indiana immigration ad featuring husband

Uber pulls out of Morocco amid tensions

RABAT, Morocco /February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Uber is pulling out of Morocco — a decision the San Francisco-headquartered company says is linked to the North African country’s failure to reform its strict transport rules. For nearly three years, Uber has been operating illegally in Morocco — despite currently having 19,000 users in the country … Continue reading Uber pulls out of Morocco amid tensions