NPR: A 2010 whooping cough outbreak in California was found to be due to parents refusing to vaccinate their children.
CNN: The head of Barilla pasta issued a new apology and said he will meet with gay groups.
CNN.com: The tech giant has ended Coca-Cola's 13-year run as the world's most valuable brand on a highly regarded annual list.
Globe and Mail: Canada is launching a $1.3 billion free market in medical marijuana, that will cater to an expected 450,000 Canadians.
CNN: A business jet crashed into a hangar at the Santa Monica Airport.
CNN: The days of the old-fashioned component stereo system are pretty much over.
BBC: A US government shutdown looms as Democrat and Republican lawmakers remain unable to strike a deal on a new plan to continue funding its operation.
Reuters: At least a dozen U.S. National Security Agency employees have abused secret surveillance programs in the past decade, most often to spy on their significant others.
BBC: The online directory and consumer review site, says a quarter of the reviews it receives could be fake.
King 5: Bill Gates admitted in front of a live audience that the three-key logon system known as "Ctrl-Alt-Del" was a mistake.
BBC: Analysis by Nasa's Curiosity rover on Mars has found more water than expected saturating Martian soil.
Business Insider: Pope Francis called out the global economic system, saying it could no longer be based on a "God called money."
Reuters: JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon met Thursday morning with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as the nation's biggest bank attempts to end federal and state investigations into its liability for selling shoddy mortgage securities.