Ex-Uber CEO names directors
Ousted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is naming two new directors to the ride-hailing app company’s board as part of an ongoing struggle with one of Uber’s major investors. Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns and former Merrill Lynch and CIT Group CEO John Thain were named as directors in a Friday statement attributed to Kalanick, rather than Uber Technologies. Kalanick said the board needs a full complement of directors to consider important changes. Investors gave Kalanick the power to choose three directors last year. In June, he appointed himself to the board after he quit as CEO.
Trump golf courses vandalized
Authorities in New Jersey say a Hawaii man stands accused of defacing the greens at four golf courses that President Donald Trump owns in New Jersey and New York. Somerset County prosecutors say 61-year-old Clifford Tillotson of Kaneohe is charged with criminal mischief. Tillotson allegedly used some sort of chemical to write various comments critical of the Trump administration on nine putting greens at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., on or around Sept. 11. The damage was estimated at more than $10,000. Tillotson also is charged in New York.
Man gets 18-36 years in crash
A Pennsylvania man who acknowledged he was driving drunk before a wrong-way crash that killed five people apologized to the victims’ families before he was sentenced to 18 to 36 years in prison. Thirty-year-old Gennadiy Manannikov of Lake Ariel had pleaded guilty in July to five counts of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence in the January 2016 crash. Before sentencing, he said poor judgment put him behind the wheel. “I’m not a bad person,” Manannikov said. “I made a bad choice that night.”
Armored car driver attacked
The FBI says the driver of an armored vehicle shot a man who was trying to rob him by hitting him with a sledgehammer. FBI Spokesman Garrett Croon says the driver for Garda armored car services exited his vehicle with a bag in his hand as he made a delivery to a Chicago currency exchange around 9:30 a.m. Saturday. That’s when a man came up to the driver with a sledgehammer and hit him in the back. The driver shot the would-be robber at least once before he ran from the scene. Police say he was taken into custody then to a hospital.
Compiled from wire reports
National news briefs, Oct. 1: Uber directors, Trump golf courses, Pennsylvania drunken-driving sentence