From the Wires

Senator in marathon speech against health care law

BBC: Senator Ted Cruz is in the second day of a speech against the Obama health law, despite opposition from fellow Republicans.

Island emerges off Pakistan's coast after earthquake

Reuters: An island emerged off the southern coast of Pakistan when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck.

Pinterest expands media content

CNET: On the heels of announcing its first ad initiative, the social network is revamping its offerings for media shared on the site.

The rise of Facebook's female coder

BBC: How Ruchi Sanghvi got the job at Facebook and became its first female engineer.

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."