Some users take a dim view of the web, survey finds – PCWorld

PCWorldThe information management system known as the web turns 25 this year. Its birthday, however, may not be celebrated by everyone. Fifteen percent of Internet users said it has been…

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…

A romantic night awaits ‘House of Cards’ binge-watching couples – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES Feb 14 (Reuters) – On this Valentine’s Day, some couples will enter a committed relationship, but it might end up lasting a mere 13 hours. That’s the time…

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…

Miami’s first Hackathon for Cuba kicks off – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comInspired by Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez’s call to action, about 40 computer programmers gathered Saturday morning for South Florida’s first Hackathon for Cuba taking place at The LAB Miami in…

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.…

Embattled Los Angeles County sheriff to retire – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly a month ago, embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca stood at a podium outside the department’s headquarters and declared he wasn’t retiring despite…

African migrants protest in Tel Aviv, demand better treatment – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJERUSALEM — In an unusual show of strength by one of the weakest groups in Israeli society, thousands of African migrants demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Sunday to…

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…

Taliban Rockets Hit US Embassy in Kabul – New York Times

New York TimesKABUL, Afghanistan — A pair of rockets fired by the Taliban struck the United States Embassy in Kabul shortly before dawn on Wednesday, sending hundreds of American diplomats…

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…