From the Wires

Priceline to buy OpenTable

NYT: The online travel booking website will acquire the restaurant reservation service for $2.6 billion.

4,000 plus pounds of beef recalled

CNN: More than 4,000 pounds of rib-eye and other fresh beef products were recalled over mad cow disease concerns.

Twitter COO resigns

Forbes: Ali Rowghani could not increase the company's acquisitions of new users.

FDA rule may alter cheese-aging process

NYT: The Food and Drug Administration is questioning the use of wooden planks to age some cheeses.

Student killed in shooting at Oregon high school

WSJ: Emilio Hoffman, a 14-year-old freshman, has been identified as the victim.

European taxi drivers protest against Uber

Businessweek: More than 30,000 European taxi and limo drivers believe the smartphone application threatens their livelihoods.

Facebook hires PayPal

NYT: The social network hired eBay's PayPal president, David Marcus, to lead the expansion of its messaging products.

Cheerleading officially designated as a sport

USA Today: The American Medical Association now considers cheerleading a sport because of its rigors and risks.

More than 1.7M Americans in Medicaid limbo

PBS: More than 1.7 million Americans are waiting for their Medicaid applications to be processed, some have been stuck waiting for almost eight months.

Merck & Co. to buy Idenix

Reuters: The drugmakers purchased Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $3.85 billion to boost its hepatitis C drugs portfolio.

The American Dream is out of reach

CNN: Young adults, age 18 to 34, feel the American Dream is unattainable, with 63% saying it's impossible.

World honors D-Day's fallen, 70 years on

BBC: Almost 2,000 veterans and world leaders gathered at Sword Beach in Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France.

GM fires 15 employees over recall failures

WSJ: General Motors Co. dismissed 15 employees after a "troubling" report revealed why it took the auto maker 11 years to recall defective cars.