Reuters: The world's first laboratory-grown beef burger was flipped out of a petri dish and into a frying pan on Monday.
AP: The U.S. issued a global travel alert, citing an al-Qaida threat. The State Department also closed 21 embassies and consulates in the Muslim world.
BBC: US regulators have called for Apple to be forced to cancel certain e-book contracts with major publishers.
CNN.com: A new study in the journal Science shows that shifts in climate historically have been associated with violent conflicts.
RT: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia and left the Moscow airport.
Mercury News: As Bay Area same-sex couples plan their marriages, the wedding industry is having to adjust their businesses built on the tradition of marriage between one man and one woman.
Washington Post: Some congressional Democrats expressed opposition to former treasury secretary Lawrence Summers replacing Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman prompting President Obama to defend him.
CBS: Unemployment rates rose in 90% of U.S. cities in June as new college graduates began searching for jobs.
Reuters: Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday met with the head of China Mobile Ltd, the world's largest mobile carrier by subscribers.
CNET: The company's Android product head says Google has prototypes of a device that will one day erase language barriers.
The Guardian: Investigators are having to learn new techniques to keep up with criminals that are increasingly using the internet for human trafficking.
CNET: After allegedly being made to stand in line for "required but uncompensated security checks," former retail store employees sue the iPhone-maker for dozens of hours of unpaid wages.
WSJ: Pontiff's comments suggest greater acceptance of homosexuality among clerics.