Whoever leads Hong Kong next will find housing thorniest issue – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostThat, perhaps, is why the following is widely believed in town: whoever solves Hong Kong’s long-standing housing problem can win hearts and minds and be considered a … Read More

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper surrenders to police in Los Angeles rape case – Fox News

Fox NewsFormer NFL safety Darren Sharper turned himself into Los Angeles police late Thursday, after being charged in an arrest warrant in New Orleans alleging he and another man raped … Read More

Dazzling February sets up Miami Heat for stretch run to playoffs – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comA not-so-subtle trend has emerged recently for the Heat. The two-time defending champions are destroying every team they play. The Heat finished off its best month of the season Thursday … Read More

Ukraine tells Russia to back off as Crimea tensions, secession fears deepen – CNN

CNNSimferopol, Ukraine (CNN) — [Breaking news update 8:20 a.m. ET]. (CNN) — Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovuych said Friday at a news conference in Russia that he was not overthrown … Read More

Please, Oscars: Don’t Give ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Any Awards – Huffington Post

Huffington PostIt’s not for anyone who identifies as LGBT. The movie is resolutely not about them. Is it for homophobes, who can learn from the movie’s example that maybe you … Read More

First The Lego Movie, And Now Minecraft – TIME

TIMEAfter the jaw-dropping success of The Lego Movie—which has raked in $280.5 million worldwide since its release three weeks ago—Warner Bros. has made moves to turn another beloved franchise into … Read More

Want to Shoot Japanese War Criminals? China’s State Media Has a Game For … – TIME

TIMEAmid increasing tensions over territorial disputes and Japanese World War II atrocities, the social media arm of China’s state-run People’s Daily has released an online game called ‘Shoot the Devils,’ … Read More

Unknown soldiers occupy Crimean airports – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Unidentified armed men who may belong to the Russian military are blockading an airport near Sevastopol Friday in an escalation of tensions between the neighboring states … Read More

Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Are Engaged (Unofficially) – TIME

TIMEMila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are about to tie the knot, People and E! News report. The celebrity couple hasn’t confirmed the engagement, but according to anonymous sources quoted on … Read More

Moov to Next Generation Fitness Coaching Wearable – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceAnyone looking for a cost-effective physical trainer then a date with Moov needs to be set at the earliest. Moov, a wearable device that not only works like … Read More

New fitness sensor Moov to compete against Fitbit, FuelBand – abc7news.com

abc7news.comSAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — From Fitbits to FuelBands, the future of exercise is looking more and more tied to wearable technology. Most of the trackers count calories and steps that … Read More

Christie Aides Joked About Jamming Traffic at Rabbi’s House – TIME

Christie Aides Joked About Jamming Traffic at Rabbi’s HouseTIMEThe exchange between former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly and former transportation official David Wildstein took place Aug. 19, the … Read More

Leaks show GCHQ captured ordinary internet users’ webcam images – Financial Times

Financial TimesGCHQ, Britain’s electronic spying agency, intercepted and stored images of 1.8m Yahoo users taken from their personal webcams even though most of them were not suspected of wrongdoing, documents … Read More

Crimea sets date for autonomy vote amid gunmen, anti-Kiev protests – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorThe former governor of the region, Serhiy Kunitsyn, suggested that the group could be made up of former members of the government riot police, known as Berkut, who … Read More

Costa Concordia Captain Returns to Ship as Trial Examines Generators – New York Times

New York TimesFrancesco Schettino, the captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, went back aboard as part of his trial. Credit Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters. the main story. the main story. the … Read More

Stunning Google Street View pictures reveal polar bears in their natural habitat – State Column

State ColumnFor International Polar Bear Day, Google released new street view images of the “polar bear capital of the world”, Churchill Manitoba. The State Column, Justin Beach | February 27, … Read More

How The NFL Helped Kill Arizona’s Anti-Gay Rights Bill – Forbes

ForbesArizona has hosted two Super Bowls, and of course it loves the money and attention that comes with the biggest event in American sports. On Tuesday, before Brewer’s veto, the … Read More

Bitcoin Machine Allowing Cash Exchange Installed in Singapore – Businessweek

BusinessweekTembusu Terminals Pte set up what may be Singapore’s first automated tele-exchange machine for buying Bitcoins days after a Tokyo exchange for the virtual currency was shut amid concerns about … Read More

Thai Prime Minister’s Supporters Plan Volunteer Militias — Update – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalIt has been more than a week since Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was last seen in Thailand’s capital, and now war drums are sounding in the north of … Read More

Google’s next developer conference is all about modular smartphones – VentureBeat

VentureBeatThe dream of piecing together a smartphone like Lego blocks no longer seems far-fetched. Google announced today that it will host three developer conferences this year for its Project Ara … Read More

Google denies bidding $10 billion for WhatsApp – Times of India

Times of IndiaWASHINGTON: Google has refuted reports that it approached WhatsApp for an acquisition before Facebook grabbed it. Senior vice-president in charge of Chrome, Android, and apps, Sundar Pichai said … Read More

Google announces dev conferences for Project Ara modular phone kit – Register

RegisterGoogle says it is planning a series of three developer conferences this year in support of Project Ara, the modular mobile phone design being developed by its Motorola Mobility division. … Read More

Hard Talk Aside, Little Desire by the West to Leave Afghanistan – New York Times

New York TimesBRUSSELS — Listening to the Western defense officials gathered at a NATO meeting here on Wednesday, it would be easy to think that the United States and the … Read More

The Hollywood roll of a lifetime – BBC News

BBC NewsThe red carpet for Sunday’s academy awards was rolled out late Tuesday evening in Los Angeles. Organisers arranged for it to be laid a day early due to Wednesday’s … Read More

The ‘Bachelor’ dumped again, but not by KC’s Nikki Ferrell – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarWarning: This story contains spoilers about Tuesday night’s episode of “The Bachelor.” Keep your besitos to yourself! Andi Dorfman became yet another “Bachelor” contestant to dump Juan Pablo … Read More

No bluff: US planning possible withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan – CNN

CNNWashington (CNN) — We’re not bluffing, the Obama administration told Afghanistan on Tuesday in announcing it has started planning for the possible withdrawal of all U.S. troops by the end … Read More

Biggest winners and losers from 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics – CBS sports.com (blog)

CBS sports.com (blog)The Olympics have this strange quality to breeze by but at the same time feel like they take a month to complete. In all, it’s 16 days. And … Read More