From the Wires

GM recalls affect profits

BBC: General Motors first quarter profits were hit by a $1.3 billion charge to cover the cost of a huge recall over defective ignition switches.

Science confirms paper money covered with infectious bacteria

TIME: A study of the bacterial content of dollar bills found that "money could function as a form of transmission."

First lady announces jobs website for veterans

Bloomberg: The government developed a website to help job-seeking veterans and military spouses.

Amazon signs deal with HBO

Forbes: The deal will bring the network's original shows to Amazon streaming.

McDonald's U.S. Q1 profits decline

Forbes: The fast food chain's net income fell 5% to $1.2 billion.

Americans question Big Bang theory

CNET: A survey by the Associated Press/Gfk suggests that 20% of Americans believe in the Big Bang.

Skin cancer rates 'surge' since 1970s

BBC: Cancer Research UK reports more than 13,000 people developing malignant melanoma each year, compared to the approximate 1,800 people in the mid-1970s.

Teen survives 5-hour flight in jet wheel well

NBC: A 16-year-old boy survived a flight from California to Hawaii stowed away in a jet wheel well.

NASA discovers first potentially habitable planet

Forbes: NASA's Kepler telescope uncovered an Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone."

Effects of childhood bullying last a lifetime

BBC: Researchers found that bullied children still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later.

Scientists make first embryo clones from adults

WSJ: For the first time scientists have cloned cells from two adults to create early-stage embryos.

Man urinates in reservoir, ruins 38M gallons of water

USA Today: Portland water officials discarded 38 million gallons of drinking water after security footage revealed a 19-year-old urinating into one of the city's reservoirs.

Recreational marijuana use linked to brain changes

USA Today: A new study reports using marijuana a few times per week is enough to physically alter critical brain structures.