USAID contractor Alan Gross completed his fifth year in a Cuban jail on Wednesday, and his family says his mental state is deteriorating rapidly. But a proposal for a prisoner swap with Cuba is still too much of a political lightning rod.
Social media and the Internet are part of any war these days, and that's true in Iraq, as the Islamic group ISIS fights to take over territory. And that is helping a California startup win clients for its new mobile messaging app, which bypasses the Internet and cell towers.
Two U.S. Congressman are accusing "sources" in China of hacking into their office computers, yet Chinese officials deny their government had any involvement in the cyberattacks; The World's Technology Correspondent Clark Boyd has the story.