From the Wires

South Dakota tribe ends prohibition

BBC: A South Dakota Native American tribe ravaged by alcohol abuse has voted to end prohibition, which critics say will only worsen the reservation's problems.

Smartphones outsell basic mobile phones globally for the first time

Telegraph: Smartphones have outsold basic mobile phones, known as feature phones, globally for the first time.

U.S. charges two men in 'London Whale' scandal

Reuters: Two former JPMorgan Chase & Co employees are facing criminal charges related to the trading scandal that cost the bank $6.2 billion last year.

Egypt declares national emergency

BBC: Egypt has declared a month-long state of emergency after scores of people were killed when security forces stormed protest camps in Cairo.

Canada to accept gay Russian refugees

Globe and Mail: Canada's refugee board will favor claims of persecution by gay Russian asylum-seekers.

Technology is killing childhood

Salon.com: Time spent on gadgets could be hampering kids' ability to connect to each other and the "real" world.

Brazilian invention lights homes without electricity

BBC: A Brazilian mechanic has come up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity - using plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach.

Woman ordered to change child's name from Messiah to Martin

US News: A Tennessee judge ruled that a mother must change her son's name from "Messiah" out of respect for Jesus Christ.

Drug firm bribes routine in China

BBC:Bribes are routinely paid by major foreign pharmaceutical firms operating in China.

Building boom in downtown Detroit

CNN.com: The nation's hottest downtown is in America's most troubled city -- bankrupt Detroit.

Restaurants banning children

CBS: A growing number of restaurants are banning children during peak hours.

Swiss apologize to Oprah for racism

USAToday: After Oprah experiences racial incident in Zurich, Switzerland this past July, Swiss tourism office apologizes.

Blackberry considers going private

Reuters: BlackBerry Ltd is warming up to the possibility of going private, as the smartphone maker battles to revive its fortunes.