Nov 7, 2017

Uber CEO releases new company rules: "We do the right thing"

Dara Khosrowshahi. Photo: Paul Sakuma / AP

Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi revealed new company rules on Tuesday after recognizing that "the culture and approach that got Uber where it is today is not what will get [them] to the next level."

Why it matters: After months of scandals surrounding the ride-sharing company, Khosrowshahi's new rules are an attempt to save its brand and change its culture, which employed values that "didn't represent the kind of company we want to be."

Some of Uber's new rules:

  • "We do the right thing. Period."
  • "We celebrate differences. We stand apart from the average...we encourage different opinions and approaches to be heard."
  • "We are customer obsessed. We work tirelessly to earn our customers' trust and business by solving their problems."
  • "We act like the owners....We help each other and those who matter to us."

Go deeper with Khosrowshahi's full note.

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Trump walks to historic St. John's Church outside White House as protests rage

President Trump walked to the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, located just steps away from the White House across Lafayette Park, on Monday night as protests linked to the murder of George Floyd raged across the capital and cities around the country.

What we're seeing: Military police and park rangers used physical force and tear gas on peaceful protestors to clear the area so that Trump could "pay respects" to the church that was damaged by a fire on Sunday.

Trump threatens to deploy military amid national unrest

President Trump announced from the White House Rose Garden Monday evening that he is "mobilizing all available federal resources, civilian and military" to stop violent protests across the country, decrying "professional anarchists, looters, criminals, antifa and others" whose actions have "gripped" the nation.

The backdrop: Trump's announcement came as police clashed with protesters just outside of the White House, using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds chanting, "Hands up, don't shoot," and other slogans. Flash bangs used outside the White House could be heard from the Rose Garden.

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Autopsies say George Floyd's death was homicide

Police watch as demonstrators block a roadway while protesting the death of George Floyd in Miami. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Preliminary results from an independent autopsy commissioned by George Floyd's family found that his death in the custody of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was "homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain," according to a statement from the family's attorney.

The latest: An updated official autopsy released by the Hennepin County medical examiner also determined that the manner of Floyd's death was "homicide," ruling it was caused by "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdued, restraint, and neck compression."