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Uber hit with lawsuit over launch in Portland, Ore.

After warning Uber that its planned launch would violate city regulations, Oregon's largest city files a lawsuit to shut down the ride-sharing service's operations there.

By December 8, 2014

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Uber rolls into Portland, Ore., despite city regulations

A Portland transportation official says the ride-sharing service is operating illegally in the city and warns that drivers could face fines or even jail time.

By December 6, 2014

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Uber driver charged with vehicular manslaughter

The former driver for the on-demand car service is facing legal action after allegedly hitting and killing a 6-year-old on New Year's Eve in San Francisco.

By December 9, 2014

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Uber could face charges in Brussels, reports say

Belgium's capital allegedly plans to file a complaint against Uber as the ride-sharing service continues to operate despite being banned in the city. Also, reports surface of a possible investment from Baidu.

By December 12, 2014

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California DAs sue ride-sharing app Uber, settle with rival Lyft

San Francisco and Los Angeles district attorneys claim Uber is misleading passengers on driver background checks and fraudulently charging "safe rides" fees. Lyft chooses to settle similar claims against it.

By December 9, 2014

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Starbucks to let you preorder from your iPhone next year

But coffee drinkers who live in Portland, Ore., can already take advantage of Starbucks' Mobile Order & Pay system.

By December 4, 2014

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Uber hits more roadblocks -- this time in Thailand, Spain

Transportation official in Thailand says the ride-sharing service does not use licensed vehicles, while a judge in Spain says Uber drivers lack official authorization.

By December 9, 2014

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Uber agrees to suspend service in Portland after lawsuit

Ride-sharing service plans to pause operations for three months while the city takes time to craft new taxi regulations.

By December 18, 2014

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Boston Uber driver charged with sexual assault

A Boston Uber driver who allegedly attacked a woman is charged with rape, kidnapping and two counts of assault and battery.

By December 18, 2014

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Baidu confirms investment in Uber

As part of their deal, the China-based search engine will also integrate the car-ride service into its mapping and mobile search apps. The amount of the investment was not disclosed.

By December 17, 2014