Man killed after crash between Uber car, Seminole cruiser

  

Deputy Scott Sullivan’s Friday-night shift started with a drunken driver who led a multi-car chase and crashed into a patrol vehicle at a busy Seminole County intersection. Hours later, Sullivan was involved in a separate, fatal collision at the same intersection — State Road 434 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating
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Uber Goes Right to Users’ Phones When It Wants Lawmakers to Jump

  

Uber customers in Austin, Texas, who ordered cars last month got a political prod, right on their phones: the option of a $50 horse-and-buggy ride. The offer was meant to lampoon a plan to fingerprint drivers, which Uber Technologies Inc. calls 19th-century regulation for 21st-century technology. It exemplified the company’s strategy of using the very
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Woman Alleges Uber Driver Beat Her After Argument

  

Taleka White posted images of what she says are injuries sustained when an Uber driver dragged her from his car. She also says the driver called her a “black c***” during the confrontation. The incident reportedly took place at 3.30am in Croydon in the early hours of Sunday morning. Ms White says the driver also
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PENNSYLVANIA JUDGES PROPOSE RECORD $50M FINE AGAINST UBER

  

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Judges for the Pennsylvania agency that regulates buses and taxis recommended on Tuesday a record $50 million fine against ride-sharing company Uber for operating in the state without approval. Two administrative law judges issued the decision, subject to approval by the Public Utility Commission, to punish Uber Technologies Inc. for rides by its
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Is Pricing Uber’s Achilles Heel?

  

While Uber is busy expanding internationally and fending off regulatory battles, its competitors are still at the drawing board trying to come up with ways to stem the momentum of the ride-hailing industry’s undisputed leader. That’s proven to be an uphill battle, though, as rivals like Lyft and newcomer Gett have struggled to target weak points
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