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Uber, Lyft drivers plan to strike in cities across the US

May 8, 2019

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are turning off their apps to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. Organizers are planning demonstrations in 10 U.S. cities Wednesday, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New…

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Students kill classmate, injure 8 at school near Columbine

May 8, 2019

By KATHLEEN FOODY and P. SOLOMON BANDAHIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Two high school students shot and killed a classmate and injured eight others at a charter school in a Colorado community that marked the 20th anniversary of one of the nation’s worst school shootings just weeks ago. Douglas County sheriff’s officials said Devon Erickson,…

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Harry, Meghan ‘absolutely thrilled’ about birth of baby boy

May 6, 2019

By GREGORY KATZ and MSTYSLAV CHERNOV WINDSOR, England (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to a healthy baby boy early Monday, a beaming Prince Harry announced to the world, declaring he’s “incredibly proud” of his wife. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces (3.26 kilograms) at birth and was born at 5:26…

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Boeing didn’t tell airlines that safety alert wasn’t on

May 6, 2019

By David Koenig, Associated Press Boeing said Sunday that it discovered after airlines had been flying its 737 Max plane for several months that a safety alert in the cockpit was not working as intended, yet it didn’t disclose that fact to airlines or federal regulators until after one of the planes crashed. The feature…

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Baby wait goes on for Meghan, Prince Harry and royal fans

May 4, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The baby wait goes on for Meghan, Prince Harry and royal-watchers around the world. Media and well-wishers were camped out in Windsor on Saturday — as they have been for days — awaiting the birth of the couple’s first child. The royal couple haven’t revealed their birth plans or due date, though…

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Biden hires strategist Symone Sanders, adds diversity to bid

May 3, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Symone Sanders By Julie Pace and Errin Haines Whack associated press WASHINGTON — Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign. The move adds a younger diverse voice to Biden’s cadre of top advisers, which has been dominated by…

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Report: FBI opens hate crimes probe of suspect in car attack

May 3, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – File photo released Wednesday, April 24, 2019, by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety shows Isaiah Joel Peoples. The San Francisco Chronicle and KRON TV report that the FBI has opened a hate crimes investigation into the Iraq War veteran, Peoples, who police say injured eight people in Sunnyvale after he…

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Leaders struggle to make sense of fatal attack on synagogue

May 3, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: People gathering on a street corner hold signs in support of the victims of Saturday’s shooting at Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. A man opened fire Saturday inside the synagogue near San Diego as worshippers celebrated the last day of a major Jewish holiday. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)…

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Many college grads feel their grip on middle class loosening

May 2, 2019

By JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON WASHINGTON (AP) — A college degree has long been a ticket to the U.S. middle class It typically confers higher pay, stronger job security, greater home ownership and comparatively stable households. Those benefits have long been seen as worth the sacrifices often required, from deferred income to student debt….

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