Forbes: Google's investment arm, Ventures, invested $250 million into on-demand car service Uber.
BBC: A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park in California has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening thousands of homes.
Reuters: Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer unexpectedly announced his retirement on Friday.
AP: Washington has the nation's highest state minimum wag at $9.19 per hour, and there is a push to make it $15 in Seattle.
Reuters: Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale,and American Eagle Outfitters have fallen out of fashion with fickle U.S. teen shoppers and aren't likely to win back their business anytime soon.
CNN.com: The U.S. Army soldier sentenced this week to 35 years in prison for leaking 750,000 pages of classified documents said Thursday he will seek hormone therapy and live as a female named Chelsea.
ABC News: Apple is rumored to be releasing two iPhones at its annual September iPhone event this year.
Reuters: U.S. soldier Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for turning over 700,000 classified files to Wikileaks.
Bloomberg: Bankrupt Detroit has nearly 50,000 stray dogs roaming its streets and vacant homes.
Bloomberg: Consumer confidence is expected to boost the number of Americans traveling for the Labor Day weekend to a five-year high.
Fox News: When a power outage knocked out cable service in parts of Connecticut, many viewers called 911 because they couldn't watch Breaking Bad.
MSN: Looters store a 3,500-year-old statue and more than 1,000 other artifacts from the Malawi Museum.
Reuters: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into a law a measure that prevents therapists from counseling gay and lesbian children to change their sexual orientation.