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APS to expand heat relief programs as summer approaches

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - It’s no doubt that the summer heat has hit Arizona, and with it comes higher power bills and the need for more cooling and hydration stations. Arizona Public Service (APS) first introduced some heat-relief initiatives in their community efforts as activists voiced concerns that those most vulnerable to the heat, like construction workers and those experiencing homelessness, need assistance.
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Lyft driver goes viral for refusing ride for woman, companion over racist remarks

A Lyft driver in Pennsylvania ordered a couple out of his car after the woman made racist remarks, expressing surprise to see a “white guy” behind the wheel, video shows. Driver James Bode posted a video of the alarming exchange, which took place Friday outside a drinking hole in Catasauqua called Fossil’s Last Stand, the Morning Call reported. “Wow, you’re like a white guy,” the woman tells the shocked Bode. “What’s that?” he says. “Excuse me?” “You’re like a normal guy, like you speak English,” the woman says, laughingly, as she pats his shoulder and adds, “Sorry.” “Nah, you can get out of the car,”...
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The Decade of Cheap Rides Is Over

Recently I was talking with an executive who used to work in car-sharing—the wave of companies, led by Zipcar and car2go, that tried to disrupt automobile ownership in the 2010s. Many of those companies are now gone or in retreat, for which he offered a few explanations, such as the cost of maintaining the fleet (a broken window might eat up a couple months of a car’s revenue) and the logistical hassle in cities that liked the idea of new mobility options but didn’t always want to part with the curb space that made them possible.
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6 things to know about summer travel — no matter where you're going

International events are impacting travel worldwide. Here are 5 things to know no matter where you are headed. This summer, everyone from airlines to hotels are anxiously awaiting the long-anticipated rebound of international travel. But even as travelers and the tourism industry prepare for a great summer holiday, global events...
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Kelly Osbourne claims Lyft driver ‘knowingly’ stole dad Ozzy’s clothes

Kelly Osbourne has accused a Lyft driver of “knowingly” driving off with her dad Ozzy Osbourne’s clothing. The pregnant reality star frantically posted about the alleged incident on social media Wednesday afternoon, tagging the car service and its accompanying support channel. “EMERGENCY!!!! One of your drivers just knowingly drove off with all of my dads cloths [sic] in the back seat of her car,” Kelly tweeted, not indicating whether she or her famous father, 73, or both were passengers in the car. “We can’t reach her or you. Please contact me immediately. We are calling the police right now!” Moments later, the “Fashion Police”...
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