Businessweek: Tesla Motors responded to EV critics by revealing an automated battery-swap system to make the cars better for long journeys.
Yahoo: Abercrombie has stopped selling the shirts mocking singer's love life.
Yahoo: Airlines are set to allow wider use of gadgets in flight.
WIRED: Researchers say a complex sugar that prevents cells from clumping into tumors helps the burrowing mammal avoid cancer.
CBsnews: Increased use of HPV vaccines mean cervical cancer may be wiped out.
Reuters: For centuries since the colonization of the New World, entrepreneurs have dreamed of building a canal spanning Nicaragua to make it easier to tap Asia's riches.
AP: The Afghan Taliban are ready to free a U.S. soldier held since 2009 in exchange for five senior operatives being held at Guantanamo Bay.
Chicago Tribune: Dunkin' Donuts is launching gluten-free options nationwide, beating rivals Starbucks and McDonald's to the punch.
CNN: A U.S. study of in utero exposure to air pollutants, the first of its kind, shows increased risk of children later developing autism.
Reuters: Fashion design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were on Wednesday handed a suspended prison sentence of one year.
NationalGeographic: An experimental cheetah-cub robot, currently covering new ground for scientists learning how to make four-legged robots move more efficiently.
AP: Starbucks will start posting calorie counts on menu boards nationwide next week.
Los Angeles Times: President Obama suggested he may not renominate Ben Bernanke for a third term as Federal Reserve Chairman.