D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier makes big bucks. Granted, being the top cop in the nation's capital isn't an easy job, but some people think her salary is climbing too quickly. A D.C. Council panel proposed yesterday to put a cap on compensation for city officials, specifically citing Lanier as an example of how to "avoid an unchecked upward salary trajectory." The proposal would also apply to DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson, one of four people for whom Mayor Vincent Gray sought above-schedule salaries from the council. The Post's Mike DeBonis reports on the recommendations, which the full council will vote on today.
I remember when landlines went the way of the dodo. About five years ago, it became a real sight to see a tethered phone in a home without a family. Now, a similar trend is underway for the Internet. According to findings released Monday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, more people are using their smartphones as their sole online access point. The Post's Cecilia Kang reports on the mobile devices that "have turned much of America into an always-on, Internet-on-the-go society."
When the News of the World folded, it seemed like it could be a huge blow to Rupert Murdoch's media empire. But the downfall of the 100-plus-year-old British tabloid was effectively a blip on the radar for the man who controls the Wall Street Journal, Fox News and the New York Post, not to mention various media outlets across Australia. Murdoch has been dealing with scandal across the globe for his entire career. Foreign Policy's Joshua E. Keating chronicles the mogul's burned bridges.
• When I was 10, I went to see John Singleton's "Boyz n the Hood" with my mother at Wheaton Plaza. She cried and held my hand at the end when Ricky's mom opened his SAT scores. She also didn't let me out of the house for a week after that. The Root has a "Where Are They Now?" gallery of the stars of the movie.
• The latest "Manners for the Digital Age" asks the question: Does love mean sharing passwords? Slate's Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss.