From the Wires

Tourists flee Yosemite wild fire

BBC: A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park in California has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening thousands of homes.

Microsoft CEO Ballmer to retire within 12 months

Reuters: Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer unexpectedly announced his retirement on Friday.

Seattle pushing for $15 minimum wage

AP: Washington has the nation's highest state minimum wag at $9.19 per hour, and there is a push to make it $15 in Seattle.

Chains falling out of fashion with teens

Reuters: Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale,and American Eagle Outfitters have fallen out of fashion with fickle U.S. teen shoppers and aren't likely to win back their business anytime soon.

Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman The U.S. Army soldier sentenced this week to 35 years in prison for leaking 750,000 pages of classified documents said Thursday he will seek hormone therapy and live as a female named Chelsea.

Apple fans gear up for September iPhone launch

ABC News: Apple is rumored to be releasing two iPhones at its annual September iPhone event this year.

Manning gets 35 years in Wikileaks trial

Reuters: U.S. soldier Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for turning over 700,000 classified files to Wikileaks.

Detroit has nearly 50,000 stray dogs

Bloomberg: Bankrupt Detroit has nearly 50,000 stray dogs roaming its streets and vacant homes.

Labor Day travel expected to hit 5-year high

Bloomberg: Consumer confidence is expected to boost the number of Americans traveling for the Labor Day weekend to a five-year high.

People call 911 when cable outage makes them miss 'Breaking Bad'

Fox News: When a power outage knocked out cable service in parts of Connecticut, many viewers called 911 because they couldn't watch Breaking Bad.

Looters burn mummies in Egyptian museum

MSN: Looters store a 3,500-year-old statue and more than 1,000 other artifacts from the Malawi Museum.

New Jersey banning gay conversion therapy

Reuters: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into a law a measure that prevents therapists from counseling gay and lesbian children to change their sexual orientation.

Budweiser number one beverage behind ER visits

CBS: Budweiser is the number one beverage behind alcohol-related emergency room visits.