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  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- A UPS driver armed with a handgun opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc package-sorting center in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three people before fatally shooting himself as officers closed in. The victims, like the gunman, were also company drivers, said Steve Gaut, head of investor relations at UPS. Two other people were taken...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- A man dressed in a UPS uniform and armed with an "assault pistol" opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc package sorting hub in San Francisco, killing three people before fatally shooting himself in the head, police said. Two other people were shot and have been taken to an area hospital, San Francisco police said. Any shooting is one shooting...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- A man dressed in a UPS uniform and armed with an "assault pistol" opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc package sorting hub in San Francisco, killing three people before turning the gun on himself, police said. Police did not identify the suspect or say if he was a UPS employee. The shooter and the victims were all drivers, said Steve Gaut, head...

  • Union officials say the Lordstown, Ohio, plant near Cleveland and the Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, will close for as many as five weeks in June and July. Lordstown makes the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan, while Fairfax builds the Chevrolet Malibu midsize car. Robert Morales, president of a United Auto Workers union local at the Lordstown factory, says the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Freewheeling Uber faces major change. And it all started when Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, posted a personal essay in February that detailed the company's toleration of sexual harassment and discrimination. "What she did took real courage," said Elizabeth Ames, a senior vice president at the Anita Borg Institute, a nonprofit founded to...

  • Republican Senator John Thune, who chairs the Commerce Committee, Bill Nelson, the top Democrat on the panel, and Senator Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat, said in a joint statement that existing federal vehicle regulations written over recent decades did not account for self-driving cars without a human driver behind the wheel. Mitch Bainwol, head of the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— It's clear from former Attorney General Eric Holder's recommendations on how to fix Uber's dysfunctional management that the male-dominated company grew huge without even the most basic procedures to prevent sexual harassment, bullying and other bad behavior. The 13- page document from Holder's firm Covington& Burling LLP released...

  • DETROIT— A Detroit- area woman is suing Delta Air Lines, claiming it could have prevented a man from molesting her on a flight from South Carolina in 2016.. Christopher Finkley of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was sentenced in March to a week in jail after pleading guilty to simple assault, a misdemeanor. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Wayne County, Michigan, says the crew...

  • June 13- General Motors Co said on Tuesday it has completed production of 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles at its Orion assembly plant in Michigan. The carmaker expects to deploy the vehicles within the month in San Francisco and Scottsdale, Arizona, with its ride-sharing affiliate Lyft Inc, after a final test in Michigan, according to a...

  • DETROIT— General Motors Co. says it has built 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric cars at a factory in suburban Detroit, making it among the first automakers to mass produce self-driving vehicles. The automaker has been building self-driving Bolts at its Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan, since January. What GM is doing is similar to what...

  • DETROIT— Uber must get rid of leaders who tolerate bad behavior and hire people who don't— including up to the chief executive— experts say, as the ride-hailing company gets ready to announce significant changes to its culture and management. Experts interviewed by The Associated Press say CEO Travis Kalanick should step aside or at minimum change his behavior...

  • NEW YORK— The next Lyft car you book may soon be a Jaguar or a Land Rover. The investment is from InMotion Ventures, a unit of Jaguar Land Rover that focuses on autonomous cars and other technology. The collaboration will provide a "real-world platform helping us develop our connected and autonomous services," InMotion Managing Director Sebastian Peck said.

  • DETROIT— Uber's Board of Directors has adopted a series of recommendations about the company's corporate culture from former Attorney General Eric Holder, but it was silent late Sunday on whether it would approve a leave of absence for the ride service's embattled CEO. A spokesman confirmed that the board met with Holder and Tammy Albarrán, both partners...

  • DETROIT/ NEW YORK, June 6- General Motors Co shareholders on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected proposals by hedge fund Greenlight Capital to restructure the company's stock and reshape its board, backing Chief Executive Mary Barra's efforts to rev up the company's stalled share price. Fending off the challenge from Greenlight founder David Einhorn does not...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- A federal judge may tap attorney and longtime compensation adviser Kenneth Feinberg to oversee claims for nearly $1 billion that Takata Corp will pay out to victims of defective air bag inflators linked to numerous deaths and injuries, court officials said on Monday. District Judge George Caram Steeh said he planned to name former Federal...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, June 5- President Donald Trump's administration will unveil revised self-driving guidelines within the next few months, the head of the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday, responding to automakers' calls for regulations that will eliminate barriers and allow autonomous vehicles on the road. Transportation Secretary Elaine...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, June 5- The Trump administration will unveil revised self-driving guidelines within the next few months, the head of the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday, responding to automakers' calls for regulations that will sanction their costly efforts to put autonomous vehicles on the road. "We need a more concrete regulatory...

  • People walk past murals protesting the state of economy on May 15, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the former Spanish colony of 3.5 million, now a US territory, struggles under a mountain of debt.

    Puerto Rico's bankrupty will be the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, easily surpassing Detroit's default, NBC reports.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a major case on privacy rights in the digital age that will determine whether police officers need warrants to access past cellphone location information kept by wireless carriers. The justices agreed to hear an appeal brought by a man who was arrested in 2011 as part of an investigation into a...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a major case on privacy rights in the digital age that will determine whether police officers need warrants to access past cellphone location information kept by wireless carriers. The justices agreed to hear an appeal brought by a man who was arrested in 2011 as part of an investigation into a...