As Police Monitor Social Media, Legal Lines Become Blurred – NPR (blog)

As Police Monitor Social Media, Legal Lines Become BlurredNPR (blog)Social monitoring started in the world of marketing, allowing companies to track what people were saying about their brands. But now, … Read More

Hollande: France Seeks to Preserve CAR Unity – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaFrench President Francois Hollande visited the Central African Republic Friday, and pledged to help hold the war-torn country together amid a wave of sectarian violence. Mr. Hollande met … Read More

Crimea’s Bloody Past Is a Key to Its Present – New York Times

New York TimesThe Crimean War ensnared Russia, the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia. Credit Hulton-Deutsch Collection, via Corbis. the main story. the main story. the main story Share This … Read More

Chris Christie’s Sandy Problem – NPR

NPRNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing criticism over what was once a source of his political strength — his handling of Superstorm Sandy. While national attention focuses on accusations … Read More

Mary Grace Canfield, Ralph Monroe On ‘Green Acres’, Dies At 89 – NPR

NPRMary Grace Canfield, a veteran character actress who played handywoman Ralph Monroe on the television show Green Acres, has died. She was 89. Her daughter, Phoebe Alexiades, says Canfield died … Read More

Fall 2014 Fashion Trend: A Fresh Take on Shearling, Straight From New York … – Glamour (blog)

Glamour (blog)Coming off of New York Fashion Week (having spent the last eight days trudging through the snow in single-digit temperatures), I’ve been on the hunt to find the warmest … Read More

‘The Hindus’: Penguin warns of ‘intolerant’ laws – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Under criticism for withdrawing American scholar Wendy Doniger’s book ‘The Hindus: An Alternative History’ from the country, Penguin Books India on Friday said it had an … Read More

Treasuries Rise as Letta Resignation in Italy Drives Safety Bid – Bloomberg

BloombergTreasuries rose for a second day after Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta said he plans to quit, spurring investor appetite for the relative safety of U.S. debt. It will now … Read More

Muppets help play Fallon off on ‘Late Night’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJimmy Fallon formally concluded his run on NBC’s Late Night on Friday, one night after Jay Leno signed off of The Tonight Show. “I’m really going to miss being … Read More

Super Bowl 2014: Seattle trounces Denver, 43-8 – CBS News

CBS NewsThe Seahawks won their first Super Bowl crown in overpowering fashion, punishing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, 43-8. That masterful defense, the NFL’s stingiest, never let the five-time … Read More

At Home, With Mom And Her Murderous Beau – NPR

NPRSo here’s the setup: It’s 1987. Frank, a convicted murderer, has escaped from a New Hampshire prison, and he’s holding Adele, a fragile divorcee, and her 12-year-old son, Henry, captive … Read More

Is It Love, or Stockholm Syndrome? – New York Times

New York TimesJosh Brolin is an escaped criminal, and Kate Winslet plays a hostage of sorts in “Labor Day,” directed by Jason Reitman. Dale Robinette/Paramount Pictures. The heaving, bubbling euphemism … Read More

Pakistan guards die escorting Spain cyclist Javier Colorado – BBC News

BBC NewsGunmen have shot dead at least six guards who were escorting a Spanish cyclist through Pakistan’s volatile Balochistan province. They were about 50km (31 miles) west of the provincial … Read More

High stakes, low expectations for Syria peace talks – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — A new peace conference aimed at ending Syria’s civil war convenes Wednesday in Switzerland, where the international community hopes to apply a tourniquet to the Middle East’s … Read More

Tom Brady says he won’t watch Super Bowl – SB Nation

SB NationOn Monday, Brady said he won’t be watching the Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and Broncos, instead preferring to treat the season as over, per the Boston Herald. … Read More

French Respect Hollande Privacy Except When They Don’t (Correct) – Businessweek

BusinessweekFor all the French public’s assertions that President Francois Hollande has the right to a private life, it hasn’t given up its prurient curiosity. According to an Ifop poll, 77 … Read More

Is ’16 And Pregnant’ An Effective Form Of Birth Control? – NPR

NPRThe U.S. teen birthrate — one of the highest in the developed world — has been dropping in recent years. There are a number of reasons for the decrease, and … Read More

Kerry to offer outline of Mideast peace deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will present Israel and the Palestinians the broad outlines of what a final Mideast peace agreement could look like when he … Read More

Snowstorm Leave Parts Of Midwest, Northeast and Canada Powerless – NPR

NPRChristmas is less than merry and far from bright for hundreds of thousands of families from the upper Midwest to the far northeast and into Canada, where ice storms have … Read More

3 Turkish Cabinet ministers resign over probe – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Three Cabinet ministers resigned in Turkey on Wednesday, days after their sons were taken into custody in a sweeping corruption and bribery scandal that has … Read More

Peyton Manning’s Record* Means Little If He Doesn’t Win Super Bowl – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportHe passed Tom Brady for the most touchdown passes in a season—a record set just six years ago—with 51. Incredible. Better than incredible. He’s like a human Madden. Look … Read More

2 Members of Pussy Riot Freed Under Amnesty Law – New York Times

New York TimesMOSCOW — Two women from the punk group Pussy Riot serving two-year prison terms for staging a protest performance against President Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow’s main cathedral … Read More

Russian oligarch Khodorkovsky reunited with family – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBERLIN (AP) — The former oil baron Mikhail Khodorkovsky was reunited with his family in Berlin on Saturday, a day after being released from a decade-long imprisonment in Russia. … Read More

Arrest, detention of Indian diplomat in New York triggers uproar – CNN

CNN(CNN) — The arrest and detention of an Indian consular official in New York on visa fraud charges has created a diplomatic uproar with punitive steps taken against State Department … Read More

Former Microsoft Exec Picked to Fix HealthCare.gov – PC Magazine

PC MagazinePresident Obama today announced that former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene will serve as a senior advisor on HealthCare.gov. As part of the “One Microsoft” effort, outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve … Read More