From the Wires

Walmart releasing Black Friday deals a month early

AP: Walmart is releasing seven big deals about a month before Black Friday.

Dogs' mood revealed by how they wag their tail

BBC: A scientific study is helping better interpret dogs' moods based on tail movements.

Calif. driver ticketed for wearing Google Glass

Los Angeles Times: A California woman was cited for wearing Google Glass behind the wheel when pulled over for allegedly speeding.

WalMart to announce three U.S. manufacturing projects

Reuters: The move is part of the company's previously announced pledge to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next decade.

FAA expands airline mode

CNN:  FAA will allow most electronic device use throughout flights.

Sibelius 'sorry' over health care woes

BBC: President Barack Obama's embattled health secretary has apologized to the American people over the botched rollout of his healthcare law's insurance marketplace.

U.S. spies listened to pope

Reuters: An Italian magazine said on Wednesday that a United States spy agency had eavesdropped on Vatican phone calls.

Google cars drive themselves better than people do

MIT Technology Review: The head of Google’s autonomous-car project says that data from its  cars, all Prius and Lexus models, demonstrate more defensive and smoother driving practices when self-driven than when they are driven by humans.

Amount of candy consumed on Halloween is worrying

About 4% of all candy consumed in the U.S. occurs on Oct. 31.

WHO confirms polio outbreak in Syria

BBC: The World Health Organization confirmed 10 cases of polio in Syria, the first outbreak in the country in 14 years.

Banksy calls WTC a 'betrayal'

CNN: British graffiti artist Banksy criticized the design of One World Trade Center, calling it a "betrayal."

Dick Cheney cancels Canada trip for being too dangerous

National Post: Dick Cheney canceled a planned trip to Toronto, citing concerns that Canada is too dangerous.

Benefits of 'de-Americanization'

Reuters: The current bout of Washington inanity has accelerated a trend that has been gathering steam for at least the last five years: the move away from a Washington-centric world.