From the Wires

Luxury cruise fails health inspection

CNN: A surprise inspection by the Centers for Disease Control has resulted in a failing grade for one of the plushest cruise ships afloat.

Paula Deen allegedly asked black staffers to dress like Aunt Jemima

The Wrap: A New York Times story Thursday claims the former Food Network star asked black employees to dress like Aunt Jemima.

Pirate Bay founder plans NSA-proof app

Global Post: The Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde plans to launch a smartphone app that will let users send messages safe from intelligence agencies.

Bank of England chooses Jane Austen for 10 pound note

AP: Jane Austen will become the new face on England’s 10-pound notes.

Boeing profit jumps

Reuters: Boeing Co (BA.N) posted a better-than-expected 13 percent jump in second-quarter profit on Wednesday.

Google accounts for 25 percent of Internet traffic

CNN Money: Google is a quarter of all American Internet traffic, and is growing faster than the Internet itself.

Taco Bell to discontinue kids' meals

CNN: The fast food chain will discontinue the toy and food combos at some locations this month and across the brand by next year.

How tech companies avoid taxes

Reuters: More than half of the top U.S. tech firms use structures to cut their tax bills that some governments want to change.

Zimmerman comes out of hiding to help rescue someone

ABC: George Zimmerman emerged from hiding to help rescue someone who was trapped in an overturned truck.

Duchess in labor

CNN: As a nation and the world awaited news of a child who could one day sit on the British throne, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, experienced a normal labor on Monday.

Warner Brothers announces Superman/Batman movie

Reuters: Perhaps the ultimate superhero buddy movie will be coming to theaters in the next few years.

Detroit is largest American city to file for bankruptcy

New York Times: Detroit is the largest American city to file for bankruptcy, as well as the largest municipal filing in terms of debt.

Device turns any bike into electric one

CNET: The Rubbee on Kickstarter is a clever take on the concept of electric bike conversion kits.