Fast Company: Walmart's system that lets shoppers scan an item's barcode with their iPhone and then pay at self-checkout is expanding to more than 200 U.S. stores.
FCW: It is rumored that Amazon has signed a deal to provide cloud services for the Central Intelligence Agency.
ABCnews.com: A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder.
CBSnews.com: Citing the minimal support for legislation that would ban assault weapons, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he would leave the proposal out of the gun violence bill.
Los Angeles Times: Humans aren't alone in the ability to work together toward a common goal. Many executives would be pleased by chimpanzees' selfless efforts to further their unit's objectives
New York Times: President Obama issued pardons to 17 felons, the first of his second term.
CNN.com: The athletic company announces a large recall of black yoga pants that were unintentionally see-through.
Livescience.com: A tectonic plate that disappeared under North America millions of years ago is still visible in central California and Mexico, new research finds.
CNN.com: Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, the new pope, is breaking historic ground by choosing the name Francis.
Salon.com: When Rand Paul was announced as the winner of the Republican presidential straw poll at CPAC over the weekend, there was no chorus of boos from the conservatives, a far cry from the response when his father won the same event a few years ago.
Reuters: The University of Central Florida closed its main campus in Orlando on Monday while police investigated an apparent suicide and a number of bombs.
The Atlantic: North Korea has launched several short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, less than a week after declaring their armistice with South Korea is over.
CBSnews.com: Carnival Cruise Lines says two more of its ships had mechanical problems Thursday.