Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByKate Conger Aug. 15, 2018 Just over a year after Travis Kalanick was ousted as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing company released new financial results that showed continued growth and narrowing losses as it advances toward an initial public offering. On Wednesday, Uber posted a loss of $891 million for the second quarter, compared with a loss of more than $1 billion during the same period a year earlier. The company took in $12.01 billion in gross bookings in the quarter — or the amount of passenger fares and food delivery fees — up 41 percent from a year ago. After paying out fees to drivers, revenue was $2.7 billion. When Uber turned a profit last quarter because it offloaded businesses in Russia and Southeast Asia, it cautioned that bump would not last as it planned to … [Read more...] about Uber’s Losses Continue in Its March Toward an I.P.O.
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Rob O'Dell Arizona Republic Published 1:00 p.m. UTC Jul 5, 2018 ARIVACA — It was a whodunnit. A team of researchers had placed four pig carcasses in the searing southern Arizona desert. Six days later, one — what had been a 170-pound adult pig — had vanished overnight. The pigs had been placed there to help the researchers study what happens to the thousands of migrants who have perished in Sonoran desert. Two were clothed in shoes, pants and shirts typical of Mexican and Central American migrants. The team of forensic anthropologists turned to a trail camera set up to monitor scavenging and decay to solve the mystery of Pig No. 4. It had malfunctioned. So, they speculated: Vultures weren't big enough to carry off anything more than small pieces of flesh. Neither were the rats spotted earlier gnawing on the carcass, or a possum seen in the area. Some joked it was Bigfoot, … [Read more...] about What dead pigs can teach us about missing bodies in the Arizona desert
Richard Obert Arizona Republic Published 3:00 p.m. UTC Jun 29, 2018 With Wednesday marking 50 days before the first Arizona high school football game to be played in 2018, let's look at 50 things to look forward to this season: No. 50 Metamorphosis 1 Paradise Valley quarterback Ben Finley, who has started since his freshman year, was 5-foot-10, 155 pounds last year. He is now 6-2, 183. And he's got offers. No. 49 Metamorphosis 2 The metamorphosis of Peoria offensive lineman Jacob Golden is interesting. Two years ago he was a 6-5, 225-pound tight end. Now he is a 6-6, 285-pound tackle who is locked into his college with a commitment to Boise State. No. 48 The replacements Goodyear Millennium is making the move down from 6A to 5A. That should help resurrect the Tigers but the big question is, 'Who is going to replace 1,000-yard rusher Davon Fountain, who transferred to juggernaut Peoria Centennial?' No. 47 Passing game If anything, Desert Mountain will have an entertaining … [Read more...] about Countdown: 50 things to watch for in the 2018 Arizona high school football season
A woman found chained in a storage container. Her captor: a successful realtor who confessed to seven murders -- a double life beyond belief. Now, "48 Hours" has the story behind the story. The court has just released hundreds of documents, photographs and even hours of videotape that reveal, in stunning detail, a serial killer's journey into darkness. "I've never done anything to anybody who didn't have it coming," Kohlhepp tells detectives. This bizarre and frightening story began Labor Day weekend 2016, when 30-year-old Kala Brown and her 32-year-old boyfriend, Charles David Carver, went missing near Spartanburg. Dan Herren: Kala Brown is a very good friend of mine … she's really a wonderful person. …She always wants to please people. Dan Herren: One day Kala met Charlie … she said they had a love that went beyond anything superficial. Dan Herren: I found out they were missing on Labor Day weekend … after searching for her for two months … I then got … [Read more...] about Todd Kolhkepp case: Confessions of the S.C. serial killer
Ricardo Cano Arizona Republic Published 11:57 p.m. UTC Jun 18, 2018 After four years of Arizona students taking the consequential AzMERIT standardized test, reading and math scores have improved statewide across the board — though mostly by only small percentage points. Preliminary 2018 AzMERIT results obtained by The Arizona Republic from the Arizona Department of Education show upticks in passage rates since 2015, when nearly two-thirds of Arizona students failed the reading and math portions of the test. But most of the statewide passage rates in reading and math remain below 50 percent, meaning the majority of students have yet to meet the learning standards measured by the exam. And many of those who did meet the standard barely did so, according to the data. In 14 of the 18 math and reading portions of the exam, a majority of students tested in the lowest category of "minimally proficient." … [Read more...] about AzMERIT results: 56 percent of Arizona third-graders aren’t proficient in reading