From the Wires

Scientists close to developing universal flu vaccine

The Independent: Scientists discovered a blueprint for a revolutionary universal flu vaccine that could even work on strains never encountered before.

China plans $8 billion rival to Hollywood

CNN: China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, has thrown his money behind an $8.2 billion development in the eastern coastal city that will boast massive film and television studios.

Apple sells 9 million new iPhones

BBC: Apple has sold nine million of its new iPhone models in three days.

House passes GOP plan to cut food stamps

USA Today: The House approved a GOP plan to cut food stamps by $39 billion over the next decade.

5.3 earthquake hits Fukushima

AP: A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit Japan's Fukushima Prefecture.

Medical mistakes might be third leading cause of death

ProPublica: Since 1999, various studies have attempted to estimate deaths resulting from medical mistakes in hospitals, and each time the number seems to rise significantly.

U.S. companies to disclose CEO to worker pay ratio

Reuters: U.S. companies will have to disclose how CEOs' paychecks compare to their average workers' under a new proposal by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Brazilian hackers confuse Nasa with NSA

Telegraph: Brazilian hackers retaliated against the U.S. cyber-spying on Brazil, but mistook space agency Nasa for the National Security Agency (NSA).

Scientists tell Texas schools not to use books questioning evolution

UPI: Scientists reviewed biology textbooks and urged Texas education officials not to use books that question evolution or the state could become a "national embarrassment."

France to ban child beauty pageants

BBC: Parliament in France is moving to ban child beauty pageants for promoting hyper-sexualization of minors.

Siri leaves beta, adds male voice

CNN: Apple is giving Siri a major overhaul as part of Wednesday's upgrade to its iOS 7 mobile operating system.

Boeing 789-7 Dreamliner makes first flight

Reuters: A longer version of Boeing Co's Dreamliner made its first flight on Tuesday.

Gas to never drop below $3 gallon again

KDAL: Today marks a thousand days at or above $3 a gallon for the national average of gasoline.