DC Police turn to consultant for help in solving homicides

D.C.'s homicide detectives are having real trouble closing murder cases. So far this year just over a third of the killings have been closed by arrest. A statistic that's so alarmed city officials they have recruited the former chief of detectives to come back and help.

Google parent Alphabet buying Fitbit for about $2.1B

Speculation swirled at the beginning of the week that a deal might be imminent. Premarket trading of shares of San Francisco-based Fitbit Inc. were briefly halted before the acquisition was announced.

Facebook launches a news section - and will pay publishers

Over the course of its 15 year history, Facebook has variously ignored news organizations while eating their advertising revenue, courted them for video projects it subsequently abandoned, and then largely cut their stories out of its newsfeeds .