Apr 25, 2017

Uber says Larry Page could have key info in self-driving car case

In an attempt to thwart a preliminary injunction on its self-driving car project, Uber told a magistrate judge on Tuesday that Alphabet's CEO should be asked whether he knew that a top employee had downloaded company files and was considering joining the ride-hailing company, but took no action for months.

Alphabet is suing Uber, and says former employee Anthony Levandowski — now a top Uber exec — downloaded documents before leaving the company. He is pleading the fifth, so Uber's attorney argues that Larry Page, Alphabet's CEO, is the only person who can speak to the conversations they had before he left.

What's next: The parties agreed for Page to be asked one question, under oath (though not an official deposition) on the topic. A hearing in which a judge will rule on the request for the injunction is scheduled for May 3.

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In photos: Protesters clash with police nationwide over George Floyd

Police officers grapple with protesters in Atlanta. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd spread nationwide on Friday evening.

The big picture: Police responded in force in cities ranging from Atlanta to Des Moines, Houston to Detroit, Milwaukee to D.C. and Denver to Louisville. In Los Angeles, police declared a stretch of downtown off limits, with Oakland issuing a similar warning.

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Supreme Court sides with California on coronavirus worship service rules

The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court's liberal justices, to reject a challenge to California's pandemic restrictions on worship services.

Why it matters: This is a setback for those seeking to speed the reopening of houses of worship, including President Trump.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 5,923,432— Total deaths: 364,836 — Total recoveries — 2,493,434Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 1,745,930 — Total deaths: 102,808 — Total recoveries: 406,446 — Total tested: 16,099,515Map.
  3. Public health: Hydroxychloroquine prescription fills exploded in March —How the U.S. might distribute a vaccine.
  4. 2020: North Carolina asks RNC if convention will honor Trump's wish for no masks or social distancing.
  5. Business: Fed chair Powell says coronavirus is "great increaser" of income inequality.
  6. 1 sports thing: NCAA outlines plan to get athletes back to campus.