From the Wires

Australian teen leaks new iPhone photos

Reuters: An Australian teenager who has built an online following by leaking pictures of upcoming Apple Inc products has the purported fingerprint scanner of the latest iPhone.

Lego now second-biggest toy maker

BBC: Denmark's Lego has become the world's second-biggest toy maker after reporting a 13% increase in sales.

Samsung and Qualcomm release smartwatches

Reuters: Forging a  "wearables" market worth a potential $50 billion, Qualcomm and Samsung have expanded their reach beyond mobile phones.

'Under God' part of Pledge of Allegiance challenged

CNN: The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts is hearing arguments over the "under God" part of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Fukushima radiation readings at new high

Reuters: Radiation readings around tanks holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have spiked by more than a fifth to their highest levels.

Power cut leaves Venezuela without electricity

BBC: A power cut has left 70% of Venezuela without electricity, including parts of the capital Caracas.

Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea

New York Times: Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is in North Korea again to visit his "friend" Kim Jong-un.

Red Bull heir faces arrest in Thailand

BBC: Thai authorities will seek to arrest a grandson of Red Bull's billionaire, co-creator Chaleo Yoovidhaya, after he failed to show for court hearing.

Scientists laid off due to budget cuts

CNNMoney: Nearly half of the recipients who get federal science funding say they've recently laid off or will lay off scientists and researchers, because federal grants are tougher to win.

Same-sex married couples to get federal tax breaks

Forbes: Same-sex married couples will get federal tax breaks no matter where they live, the IRS announced.

Painkillers are worst drug epidemic in U.S.

Al Jazeera: Fatal overdoses from painkillers have reached epidemic levels, exceeding heroin and cocaine overdoses combined.

Tooth fairy now pays nearly $4

AP: Kids this year get an average of $3.70 under their pillow from the tooth fairy, up from $3 last year.

Justice Dept. won't sue states over marijuana legalization

Los Angeles Times: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will not challenge  laws in states such as Colorado and Washington that allow commercial marijuana sales.