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manslaughter

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Uber bans driver suspected of vehicular manslaughter

The peer-to-peer car service deactivates the account of an off-duty Uber driver after he allegedly hit and killed a 6-year-old girl on New Year's Eve.

By January 2, 2014

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Seismologists face manslaughter charges for not predicting quake

Seven scientists face prosecution in Italy for allegedly failing to anticipate the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila in which more than 300 died.

By May 27, 2011

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Teen's Twitter boasts get charges upgraded to murder

A teen allegedly hits two cyclists while going 83 mph in a 40 mph zone. When police discover he allegedly boasted of fast driving on Twitter, they change a manslaughter charge to murder.

By August 16, 2013

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Teen poses with gun for Facebook photo, accidentally kills brother

In a situation that appears to have involved drinking, a 19-year-old Phoenix woman may be charged with manslaughter after shooting her brother while posing for Facebook.

By January 3, 2013

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Juror's imprudent iPhone search causes mistrial

Juror hears that defendant in manslaughter case acted prudently. Needing to be sure what "prudent" meant, he checks on is phone and a mistrial is declared.

By September 16, 2010

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Uber begins charging customers $1 'Safe Rides Fee'

Looking to help ease the costs of driver background checks and insurance, the on-demand car service adds a new fee to customers' bills.

By April 17, 2014

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Twitter showing dubious face of convicted NFL star?

The Cleveland Browns' Donte Stallworth, jailed for manslaughter, is officially contrite when he is banned for the season by the NFL. His Twitter feed, however, suggests he is not all that somber.

By August 16, 2009

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Lyft to boost driver insurance with MetLife partnership

While insurance requirements for peer-to-peer car service companies are already strict, Lyft appears to be playing it safe.

By May 6, 2014

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Uber extends insurance coverage after 6-year-old girl's death

The on-demand car service adds coverage for the times when drivers are in between rides.

By March 14, 2014

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Ride-sharing service Sidecar lets drivers name their own prices

The peer-to-peer driving service launches a marketplace model in hopes of becoming the Airbnb of ride-sharing.

By February 19, 2014