Salon.com: Time spent on gadgets could be hampering kids' ability to connect to each other and the "real" world.
BBC: A Brazilian mechanic has come up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity - using plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach.
US News: A Tennessee judge ruled that a mother must change her son's name from "Messiah" out of respect for Jesus Christ.
BBC:Bribes are routinely paid by major foreign pharmaceutical firms operating in China.
CNN.com: The nation's hottest downtown is in America's most troubled city -- bankrupt Detroit.
CBS: A growing number of restaurants are banning children during peak hours.
USAToday: After Oprah experiences racial incident in Zurich, Switzerland this past July, Swiss tourism office apologizes.
Reuters: BlackBerry Ltd is warming up to the possibility of going private, as the smartphone maker battles to revive its fortunes.
KATU: A reported sighting of murder suspect James DiMaggio triggered statewide Amber Alerts in Oregon and Washington.
CNN.com: Dog TV may turn your dog into a canine couch potato.
BBC: The family of a US woman whose cells revolutionized medical research have been granted a say over how they are used.
USA Today: Yahoo is changing its logo for the first time in 18 years, and is showcasing 30 options until the final choice is revealed on Sept. 4.
BBC: The project's developer says the 12km (7.5 miles) route is the first of its kind in the world.