Group shames soldiers for ‘inappropriate’ social media posts – Al Jazeera America (blog)

Al Jazeera America (blog)A new Facebook page called Military Social Media Idiots has begun sharing the social media posts of service members that it believes are “disrespecting the uniform.” The…

New York Rethinks Solitary Confinement – New York Times

New York TimesThe New York State prison system has for years been among the nation’s worst when it comes to the overuse of solitary confinement. At any given time about…

World Press photo contest chooses the best photos of 2013 – Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera AmericaSex: Female. Age: Between 17 and 18 years old. Time of disappearance: not available. The North Central American Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador) is one of the…

Mayor Says City Will Settle Suit On Frisk Tactics – New York Times

New York TimesNew York City will settle its long-running legal battle over the Police Department’s practice of stopping, questioning and often frisking people on the street — a divisive issue…

Apple’s Mac turns 30: How Steve Jobs’ baby took its first steps – Register

RegisterFeature Thirty years ago this Friday, at approximately 9:45am on Tuesday, 24 January, 1984, the Macintosh introduced itself after Steve Jobs unveiled it at an Apple shareholders’ meeting in Cupertino’s…

Report claims ‘systematic killing’ of Syrian detainees – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFormer United Nations war crimes prosecutors say photographs and other evidence smuggled out of Syria show the “systematic killing” of about 11,000 detainees by President Bashar Assad’s security forces.…

Aleppo suffers ‘barrel bomb’ attack that kills dozens – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukA Syrian army air strike on a vegetable market in the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 25 people on Saturday, a monitoring group said, continuing a campaign of…

CNN Web Promo Excludes Don Lemon, Ali Velshi Off To Al Jazeera America

Is CNN making more personnel changes or did marketing just forget to include it’s weekend anchor, and all-around fill-in-guy Don Lemon? And what about Ali Velshi, who is CNN’s business…