Al Jazeera: Fatal overdoses from painkillers have reached epidemic levels, exceeding heroin and cocaine overdoses combined.
AP: Kids this year get an average of $3.70 under their pillow from the tooth fairy, up from $3 last year.
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.
BBC: New research supports an idea that the Red Planet was a better place to kick-start biology billions of years ago than the early Earth was.
CNN.com: A New Jersey state appeals court warns don't knowingly text a driver -- or you could be held liable if he causes a crash.
CBS News: New research is helping identify early warning signs of age-related memory problems and its causes.
Boston Globe: Thousands of workers in 50 U.S. cities are expected to take part in a one-day strike Thursday, demanding $15-an-hour wages and the right to unionize.
YahooFinance: Toilet paper is holding its value in dollars better than the nation's currency.
Reuters: Billions of dollars in U.S. tax breaks prized by manufacturers, energy companies and other industries could be targeted for elimination.
LA Times: The U.S. has naval and air forces poised to strike Syria if President Obama gives the order.
BBC: Not a single candidate passed this year's admission exam to the University of Liberia.
Time: Walmart coffee was rated the same as a similar Starbucks coffee in a recent taste test.
WSJCheatsheat: Netflix has made the practice of binge-watching popular, with users of the streaming TV service able to watch endless seasons of their favorite shows with no interruptions, but it may have negative impact on bottom line.