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Remember Uber vs (insert city name here)?
There's a similar set of fights underway over car-sharing apps, which let people rent out their cars to random strangers, without the taxes and fees incurred for rental cars.
Why it matters: "Taxes, fees and surcharges can add as much as 30 percent to the cost of renting a car while generating millions of dollars," the AP reports.
The big picture: "The battle is heating up in some three dozen state legislatures as well as the courts and offices of local tax authorities."
What they're saying:
The bottom line: "Barraged with lobbying from both sides, lawmakers are grappling with how to regulate an emerging industry without destroying it — a repeat of recent fights between the taxi industry and Uber and Lyft, and between hotels and Airbnb."
Cyclone Fani intensified into a monstrous, high-end Category 4 storm in the western Bay of Bengal today as it wobbled closer to the Indian coastline, Axios Science editor Andrew Freedman reports.
The Indian government is working to evacuate massive amounts of people from the most vulnerable areas near the coast, with media reports putting the size of the evacuation between 800,000 and 3 million, qualifying it as one of the largest evacuations in the country's history.
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Chelsea Handler has a podcast on the way, based on her memoir “Life Will Be the Death of Me," the AP scoops.