From the Wires

World markets steady

Reuters: Shares steadied after falling to a near four-month low as the emerging market sell-off bounced back.

Cancer cases to surge 57%

CNN: The World Health Organization reports that cancer cases are expected to rise 57% in the next 20 years.

Nelson Mandela leaves $4.1M estate

Reuters: The former South African president left the estate to his family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and local schools.

Abortion rate at lowest since 1973

Washington Post: A study reports the U.S. abortion rate decreased to 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women in 2011.

Microsoft to name Satya Nadella as next CEO

Bloomberg: The software maker's board is preparing to name Satya Nadella the new chief executive officer.

Amanda Knox awaits murder trial verdict again

The Atlantic: The former exchange student was convicted of the 2007 murder of her former roommate, overturning the 2011 acquittal.

California Rep. Henry Waxman to retire

Washington Post: Rep. Henry A. Waxman has decided to retire at the end of the congressional session.

New treatment could reduce children's peanut allergies

Bloomberg Businessweek: An experimental therapy has helped more than 80 percent of children with peanut allergies safely consume a handful of peanuts.

Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

TIME: Two Norwegian politicians say Edward Snowden made the world a safer place.

Major stem cell discovery claimed

BBC: Scientists in Japan discovered stem cells can quickly be made by dipping blood cells in acid.

State of the Union speech to address income inequality

BBC: President Barack Obama will unveil an executive order to raise the minimum wage during his annual State of the Union address.

Google Glass consumer launch set for year's end

LA Times: Google plans to release Glass to the general public near the end of 2014.

Florida Rep. Trey Radel to resign

USA Today: GOP Rep. Trey Radel of Florida will resign from Congress.