BBC: Philippine President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity to speed relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Orlando Sentinel: The Mormon church will soon own almost 2% of Florida when it completes a deal to buy most of the real estate of the St. Joe Co.
Reuters: An investigation reveals that global infant formula companies have found ways to skirt and violate a 1995 Chinese code barring promotion of formula in hospitals.
BBC: Bookshop owners have hit back at an initiative by Amazon to sell its Kindle e-book reader in independent shops.
CNN: SeaTac, Wash. residents voted to raise the minimum wage to $15.
Toronto Star: The mayor of Canada’s biggest city, Rob Ford, who is already accused of smoking crack, was captured on video stumbling about someone's living room ranting.
Chicago Tribune: The Food and Drug Administration is trying to eliminate artificially created trans fats that are linked to heart disease from all processed foods.
New York Times: The Illinois House of Representatives voted to allow same-sex couples to wed.
Huffington Post: Blockbuster plans to close all of its remaining stores, as well as its by-mail movie distribution by early 2014.
AP: Voters in Portland, Maine voted to legalize possession of marijuana for recreational use.
BBC: India successfully launched a spacecraft to Mars, with the aim of becoming the fourth space agency to reach the planet.
ABC: Kraft announced plans to pull the yellow coloring from at least three of its kid-friendly mac and cheese types.
NBC: Off-year elections happen across the country today. See which high-profile contests to watch: