From the Wires

Study: Diet soda helps weight loss

CNN: A study funded by the American Beverage Association showed that individuals who drank diet soda lost more weight compared to their counterparts who just drank water.

Yelp identifies unreported food poisoning cases

CBS: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are examining how Yelp can be used to track incidences of food poisoning that is not reported.

Tennessee reinstates electric chair use

CNN: Tennessee is the first state to make use of the electric chair mandatory when lethal injection drugs are unavailable.

eBay urges users to change account password

CNET: The online retailer is asking users to change their passwords following a security hack.

Pet treats from China caused dog deaths, human sickness

NBC: Pet jerky treats imported from China are linked to more than 1,000 deaths in dogs, more than 4,800 complaints of animal illness and three reports of sickness from people who ingested the product.

Netflix to expand in Europe

Reuters: The online movie and television subscription service will launch in six more European countries, including France and Germany.

Study links high cholesterol to low fertility

NIH: High cholesterol levels may impair fertility in couples trying to achieve a pregnancy.

GM recalls another 2.4M vehicles

WSJ: General Motors expects to pay an additional $200 million more in recall-related fines.

Dogs can detect prostate cancer

Reuters: Trained dogs have the ability to sniff out prostate cancer in urine with 98% accuracy.

AT&T, DirecTV strike $49B deal

CNN: AT&T acquired America's largest satellite television provider for almost $50 billion.

1.8M pounds of beef recalled

USA Today: Approximately 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products are being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination.

GM fined $35M over recall

BBC: General Motors was fined $35 million for delays in recalling cars with faulty ignition switches.

CDC recommends pill to protect against HIV

CBS: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports people deemed to be at high risk for contracting HIV should take anti-HIV medicines to cut transmission risk.