Uber turns on marketing engines to pressure Seattle city leaders: Illegal … – GeekWire

GeekWireSeattle city officials say Uber and other alternative transportation networks are operating outside of city law by offering rides to the public through popular apps. Now, with a critical vote … Read More

Seattle clamps down on UberX, Lyft, Sidecar – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Seattle’s city council on Thursday night took steps to limit how many cars UberX, Lyft and Sidecar can have on the road at any given time, an … Read More

New York City Council Swiftly Passes Bill to Extend Paid Sick Days – New York Times

New York TimesThe new, more emphatically liberal City Council was in full swing on Wednesday, expanding New York’s law on paid sick leave from the watered-down version passed last year … Read More

Ukraine crisis: Yatsenyuk is PM-designate, Kiev Maidan told – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s new interim government has been presented at Kiev’s main protest camp, the Maidan, following last week’s ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych. The Maidan council named Arseniy Yatsenyuk to … Read More

Los Angeles mulling proposal to ban electronic cigarettes in public places – CBS News

CBS NewsThe committee approved a proposal that would ban electronic cigarettes from being used at farmers markets, parks, recreational areas, beaches, bars, nightclubs and outdoor dining areas, CBS Los Angeles … Read More

Plan to Bring Redskins Back to DC Gets Public Hearing – NBC4 Washington

NBC4 WashingtonThe D.C. Council wants to hear what you think about a plan to bring the Washington Redskins back to the District. Back in Nov., six councilmembers unveiled their plan … Read More

LA council panel backs limits on e-cigarettes – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesA Los Angeles City Council panel on Monday endorsed an array of restrictions on e-cigarettes that would prohibit the vapor-emitting devices from being used in most workplaces and … Read More

NBA Commissioner: Expansion not a priority – KOMO News

KOMO NewsQuebec City and Seattle are often discussed in talks of expansion in that league. Seattle council members and King County representatives have been skeptical about the financial health of … Read More

Former Brown aide weighing run for Oakland council – Inside Bay Area

Former Brown aide weighing run for Oakland councilInside Bay AreaSo far the only declared candidate in the District 4 race is Jill Broadhurst, who finished in second place four years … Read More

Egypt’s miiltary endorses commander for president – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorEgypt’s top military council said its commander Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should heed calls to stand in a presidential election. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said in … Read More

Path Cleared for Egypt’s Military Chief to Run for President – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCAIRO—Egypt’s high military council gave the go-ahead for its senior officer, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, to run for president, paving the way for the popular military … Read More

Egyptian military backs Sissi for presidency, as insurgency becomes more … – Washington Post

Washington PostCAIRO—A powerful council of Egypt’s top military commanders is backing defense minister Abdel Fattah al-Sissi for president, the country’s state-run news agency said Monday, in a move likely to … Read More

Thai govt offers to put off Feb 2 polls – Indian Express

Indian ExpressThe protesters, who launched their anti-government campaign in November, have been demanding that Yingluck should step down and make way for an unelected “people’s council”. Tweet This …Protesters ready … Read More

Indian Supreme Court Orders Investigation Into Gang Rape – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaIndian media reports say the Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman allegedly attacked earlier this week on the orders of … Read More

Thailand: Leader Seeks to Slow Protests – New York Times

New York TimesThe Thai prime minister on Wednesday proposed the formation of a reform council to mollify a protest movement seeking to topple her government, but her opponents immediately rejected … Read More

Ukraine President Suspends Officials over Protest Crackdown – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaIn a conciliatory move toward protesters, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has suspended his deputy security council chief and the head of the Kyiv city administration for their suspected … Read More