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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Uber and Lyft, the ride-hailing giants that left Texas's capital city a year ago over local fingerprint requirements for drivers, are set to return after state lawmakers stepped in. Both companies say they'll be rolling on Austin's streets again Monday, when Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign into law a bill that puts the state _ not local governments _ in charge of regulating the ride-hailing industry. Local leaders in Austin argued to allow alternatives that could fill the gap.

DALLAS (AP) - Officials for the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System say failed land-development deals in Idaho and Colorado have cost the pension fund nearly $100 million. The deals account for a significant portion of the half-billion-dollar losses the fund has endured in recent years because of bad bets on real estate and private equity.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal agency has told a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline it cannot resume drilling beneath creeks in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected Texas-based Energy Transfers' request to resume horizontal drilling. A company spokeswoman says it hopes to resolve outstanding issues.

NEW YORK (AP) - Some haters are grumbling on social media about women-only screenings planned for the upcoming "Wonder Woman" film starring Gal Gadot. Controversy bubbled up Friday over plans in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn to set aside some shows for women only at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas. While the special screenings earned support on social media, some male posters were not pleased, declaring gender discrimination. The Alamo theater operators fired back on social media, defending the screenings.

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