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Chicago, IL, US

2 people shot, including Uber driver, on Chicago's northwest side - ABC7

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driverless cars

Uber says its self-driving test cars have left California to begin tests in Arizona - Reuters

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Maryland, US

Maryland approves alternative background check procedure for Uber, Lyft drivers - WJZ

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California, US

Uber pulls self-driving cars off California roads after state revokes registrations, company says - San Francisco Chronicle

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Uber, Snapchat team up to offer exclusive filters for users of raid-hailing app; Uber users now can also set friend's location as destination - The Verge

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Aventura, FL, US

#BREAKING: Aventura police ID man killed by Uber driver in what they say was an attempted robbery.… https://t.co/KBbKCHLVit - @CBSMiami


crime & courts

Police investigating after Uber driver shoots, kills man during alleged robbery attempt in Aventura, Florida - WSVN

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ridesharing & taxis

Saudi Arabia to acquire a 10% stake in Uber's Middle East rival Careem for $100 million - Bloomberg

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San Francisco, CA, US

California State Attorney General's office says it will take action against Uber over self-driving cars on San Francisco streets - KTVU

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California regulators: Uber must stop self-driving car service in San Francisco until it gets state permit - AP

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Uber expands self-driving Volvo test program to San Francisco Bay Area starting Wednesday - USA Today

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Trump appointments and nominations

Statement: CEOs of SpaceX/Tesla, Uber and PepsiCo join Donald Trump's policy forum chaired by Blackstone's CEO - CNBC

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ridesharing & taxis

Uber to spend $1 million in ad campaign aimed at influencing New York lawmakers to expand ridesharing upstate - New York Daily News

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Uber regulatory challenges

Taxi drivers block road access to Old San Juan in protest of Uber in Puerto Rico - Metro

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ridesharing & taxis

Uber acquires Geometric Intelligence in bid to start in-house research arm on artificial intelligence - The New York Times


Dayton, OH, US

#BREAKING Uber announces agreement with Dayton International Airport. More info to come - @whiotv


Federal Trade Commission

Latest Uber update will allow app to collect user location data even when app is not actively running; move criticized by Federal Trade Commission, privacy groups last year - Tech Crunch

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ridesharing & taxis

Uber and Lyft agree to perform comprehensive background checks on all their drivers in Massachusetts beginning in January - AP

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Uber regulatory challenges

Houston mayor says city has reached new agreement with Uber to continue operations - ABC 13 Houston



Uber rival Karhoo has decided to 'close its service' - Engadget

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