Twitter rolls out redesigned user profiles to everyone


After several weeks of testing its redesigned profiles, Twitter has today rolled out the new look to all users. You can enable it for your own account right now.

Apple's letting anyone help test its next OS X update


Apple is suddenly taking a much more open approach to testing its desktop operating system. For the first time in years, the company is inviting regular consumers to help test upcoming OS X software updates before they’re distributed publicly.

Chinese factories stalling as euro zone business picks up


Chinese factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April but private businesses across the euro zone enjoyed their best month in nearly three years, surveys showed on Wednesday.

NYPD's Twitter photo contest backfires with images of aggressive police force

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Earlier today, the NYPD Twitter account asked to tweet photos of themselves with NYC police officers under the hashtag #myNYPD but so far, many users have jumped on that hashtag to flood it with images of police aggressively apprehending apparent suspects.

1 person dies as violent protests flare in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach

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One person died in Rio de Janeiro’s clashes. Protesters burned barricades and police blocked streets as clashes flared in Rio de Janeiro’s beachside neighborhood of Copacabana on Tuesday night.

MH370 search: 'Object of interest' found on Western Australian coast

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Australian officials say an “object of interest” in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been found, but Malaysia authorities said it was too early to tell if it is a real lead.

Atletico left frustrated as Chelsea battle to scoreless draw in Vicente Calderon


Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea exerted a tactical stranglehold on hosts Atletico Madrid to earn a goalless draw in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal Tuesday.

Supreme Court declines to revive Arizona immigration law


The Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a provision in an Arizona law that sought to criminalize the harboring and transportation of illegal immigrants.