The ongoing debate about how to regulate ridesharing in Seattle seems to be coming down to a fight over numbers. The Seattle City Council is considering capping the number of licensed rideshare drivers but is getting pushback from the companies who thus far have been operating in Seattle illegally.
Smoke from exploding fireworks and fires billows into the night sky as Ukrainians gather at Independence Square during continuing protests in Kiev on Tuesday.
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Anti-government protesters clash with the police during their storming of Independence Square in Kiev. The Associated Press reported police dismantled barricades on the perimeter of the square and set some of the protesters' tents on fire.
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Policemen fight a fire during a clash with protesters. As of late Tuesday, at least 18 people had been killed and dozens injured.
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An Interior Ministry member, who was injured during clashes with anti-government protesters, is transported on a stretcher in Kiev.
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A young anti-government protester takes part in the demonstration. Police used water cannons to disperse demonstrators near Independence Square. But, the AP noted, "the 20,000 demonstrators fought back, armed with rocks, bats and firebombs, and singing the Ukrainian national anthem."
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Protesters using air rifles clash with police. "The situation seems to be escalating even further, which is probably what most people are worried about most of all because it doesn't seem it will ever end," reporter David Stern says, "and there is a question of what will happen to Ukraine as a whole if this does spread ... beyond the capital."
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Flames engulf the main anti-government protest camp on Independence Square on Tuesday as riot police try to force demonstrators out.
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Riot police move into the protesters' main camp on Independence Square. Late last year, President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a trade deal with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Moscow, leading to protests against his government.
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Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on Tuesday in Kiev, Ukraine. Police in Ukraine's capital attacked an opposition camp that's been the center of the massive anti-government protests that began last November.
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A demonstrator throws rocks during violent clashes between opposition protesters and riot police in Kiev, Ukraine, on Tuesday.
Originally published on Tue February 18, 2014 9:01 pm
This post was updated at 8:52 p.m. ET
Riot police stormed the main anti-government camp in central Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, on Tuesday. They fought with demonstrators armed with clubs and wearing helmets fought back. More than a dozen people were killed, including five policemen, according to AP and the BBC.
Opposition leaders met late in the day with President Viktor Yanukovych, but left without an agreement.
Originally published on Tue February 18, 2014 1:00 am
Right before a volcano erupts, molten rock, known as magma, is moving around underneath the surface. New research suggests this liquid magma is very rare. That’s an important finding for researchers trying to predict when a volcano may erupt.
Geologists from University of Califonia, Davis, and Oregon State University studied Mount Hood and have found that magma is often too cold to move around so much. And cold, here, is a relative term.
At the winter Olympics in Sochi, the U.S. has collected no medals so far in speedskating, an uncharacteristic result. The Americans' best remaining hope for hardware rests with short track speedskater J.R. Celskiand the men's relay team.
Scientists seeking the answer to why starfish are dying off along parts of the west coast are almost certain that they can cross radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster off the list of causes.
Paul Freed lives in downtown Seattle and currently uses the city’s app to pay for parking with his phone – even when he’s standing right in front of the meter. “It's way more convenient,” Freed said. “You don’t need to fumble around for your credit card in the rain.”