What We're Following This Afternoon

Protests in France: Traffic in a number of French cities slowed to a crawl Tuesday as taxi drivers protested Uber and other “non-traditional” car services that they argue hold an unfair advantage against drivers who must pay for costly taxi licenses. Police deployed tear gas in an attempt to disperse some of the demonstrators.

Reported shooting in California: The Naval Medical Center in San Diego said in a Facebook post just after 8 a.m. local time that an active shooter was reported in one of the facility’s buildings and advised occupants to “run, hide, or fight.” About two hours later, Navy officials said they “found nothing” in an initial sweep of the grounds.

The private sector steps in: Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and PepsiCo have promised to deliver 6.5 million bottles of water to the Michigan town where testing found toxic levels of lead in drinking water last fall. The water is for the city’s 10,000 schoolchildren. David has the story here.

News from the morning here.