CBSnews: A Paris-born performer in Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" died after a fall during a show in Las Vegas.
Reuters: They died while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell, about 80 miles north-west of Phoenix.
Washington Post: Despite the lack of human settlement of other planets or even commercial space travel, Paypal wants to get a jump on potentially lucrative payments beyond Earth.
CBSnews: The statement, released in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde, coincides with the 100th edition of cycling's showcase race.
Reuters: The option will be available to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children.
USA Today: A bill that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants to become citizens and allocate billions of dollars for securing the border with Mexico passed the U.S. Senate Thursday.
CNN: New federal rules will replace candy bars, potato chips and sports drinks with granola bar, baked chips and milk in schools.
BBC: The move opens up one of the world's last untapped mobile phone markets.
AP: The Israeli branch of McDonald’s says it won’t open a restaurant in a Jewish settlement to protest Israel settlement policy.
CNN: The Internal Revenue Service targeted both liberal and conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
CBSnews: Hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country.
Reuters: The Supreme Court on Wednesday handed a significant victory to gay rights advocates by recognizing that married gay men and women are eligible for federal benefits.
Reuters: Cruise operator Carnival Corp's CEO of three decades is stepping down in the wake of a series of mishaps including a sinking off Italy last year.