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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo a man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco. A group of states are expected to announce an investigation into Google on Monday, Sept. 9, to investigate whether the tech company has become too big. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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September 09, 2019 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty U.S. states and territories, led by Texas, announced an investigation into Google's "potential monopolistic behavior." The Monday announcement closely followed one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook's market dominance. The...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019 file photo, New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a news conference in New York. James says a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general is investigating Facebook for alleged antitrust issues. James said Friday, Sept. 6, the probe will look into whether Facebook's actions endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers' choices or increased the price of advertising. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
AP News
September 06, 2019 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two groups of states are targeting Facebook and Google in separate antitrust probes, widening the scrutiny of Big Tech beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations into their market dominance. Facebook and Google are two of the world's largest and most ubiquitous tech...
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Oakland Firefighters Ghost Ship Warehouse
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Megan Goldsby
September 06, 2019 - 10:38 am
The lead counsel in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire civil case is confident of a different outcome than that of the criminal trial.
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A group of women filed a lawsuit against Lyft on Sept. 4, 2019, saying the company bore responsibility for drivers who committed sexual assaults.
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Matt Bigler
September 04, 2019 - 2:00 pm
A group of 14 rape and sexual assault survivors are suing Lyft, accusing the company of failing to keep passengers safe.
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In this photo taken Aug. 28, 2019, a supporter of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors drives past the Capitol during a rally in Sacramento, Calif. Uber and Lyft threatened, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, to spend $60 million on a California ballot measure if they can't reach a deal with unions and lawmakers on legislation that would change the rights of gig workers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
AP News
August 29, 2019 - 4:51 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Uber, Lyft and DoorDash threatened Thursday to spend $90 million on a California ballot measure if they can't reach a deal with unions and lawmakers on legislation that would change the rights of their drivers and other so-called gig workers. "We remain focused on reaching...
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Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers rallied in San Francisco on Aug. 27, 2019, demanding that the ride-hail companies grant them the status of employees rather than independent contractors who lack benefits.
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August 29, 2019 - 8:30 am
Uber and Lyft have proposed paying their drivers a new minimum wage of $21 per hour as an alternative to elevating them from independent contractors to employees. The proposal, which would also extend some benefits to the workers, comes after days of protests on the streets of San Francisco and...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2019 file photo, a Tesla vehicle charges at a Tesla Supercharger site in Charlotte, N.C. Tesla owners can now buy insurance policies from the electric car company in what may be an essential step toward it selling driverless vehicles. The company says it’s now selling policies in California and will go nationwide at an undisclosed date. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
AP News
August 28, 2019 - 4:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla owners in California can now buy insurance from the electric car company in what may be the first step toward the unconventional automaker providing coverage for a fleet of driverless taxis. The expansion announced Wednesday comes four months after Tesla CEO Elon Musk...
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 Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Senior Wildfire Operations Center Analyst Sarah Gibson monitors weather and satellite images of fire areas at the PG&E Wildfire Safety Operations Center on August 05, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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KCBS Radio Morning News
August 28, 2019 - 9:17 am
A new weather website from PG&E offers forecasts and information about possible power shutoffs. The website — www.pge.com/weather — predicts the potential power shutoff, which typically occur when there's a combination of strong winds, dry conditions and high temperatures up to a week in...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. State attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, they are in active negotiations with Purdue Pharma, maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, as they attempt to reach a landmark settlement over the nation's opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
AP News
August 28, 2019 - 6:10 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — States and local governments are in talks to settle lawsuits with the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin that is facing billions of dollars in potential liability for its role in the nation's opioid crisis. Suits filed by more than 2,000 state, local and tribal...
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David L. Anderson, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, left, gestures next to John F. Bennett, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, as they speak at a news conference to announce charges against Anthony Levandowski at a federal courthouse in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Levandowski, a former Google engineer, was charged Tuesday with stealing closely guarded secrets that he later sold to Uber as the ride-hailing service scrambled to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
AP News
August 27, 2019 - 3:27 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing self-driving car technology from the company shortly before he joined Uber's efforts to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. The indictment filed by the U.S. attorney's office in San Jose,...
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