New York Times: The Department of Agriculture approved new rules that allow slaughtered chickens processed in China to be shipped to the U.S.
Reuters: The BBC's former director general Mark Thompson has accused the head of its governing body of misleading Britain's parliament about huge pay-offs to senior executives.
Fortune: What the sizzle at some legendary chophouses says about the New York economy — and maybe the nation's, too.
Reuters: An Australian teenager who has built an online following by leaking pictures of upcoming Apple Inc products has the purported fingerprint scanner of the latest iPhone.
BBC: Denmark's Lego has become the world's second-biggest toy maker after reporting a 13% increase in sales.
Reuters: Forging a "wearables" market worth a potential $50 billion, Qualcomm and Samsung have expanded their reach beyond mobile phones.
CNN: The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts is hearing arguments over the "under God" part of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Reuters: Radiation readings around tanks holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have spiked by more than a fifth to their highest levels.
BBC: A power cut has left 70% of Venezuela without electricity, including parts of the capital Caracas.
New York Times: Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is in North Korea again to visit his "friend" Kim Jong-un.
BBC: Thai authorities will seek to arrest a grandson of Red Bull's billionaire, co-creator Chaleo Yoovidhaya, after he failed to show for court hearing.
CNNMoney: Nearly half of the recipients who get federal science funding say they've recently laid off or will lay off scientists and researchers, because federal grants are tougher to win.
Forbes: Same-sex married couples will get federal tax breaks no matter where they live, the IRS announced.