From the Wires

Siri leaves beta, adds male voice

CNN: Apple is giving Siri a major overhaul as part of Wednesday's upgrade to its iOS 7 mobile operating system.

Boeing 789-7 Dreamliner makes first flight

Reuters: A longer version of Boeing Co's Dreamliner made its first flight on Tuesday.

Gas to never drop below $3 gallon again

KDAL: Today marks a thousand days at or above $3 a gallon for the national average of gasoline.

Household incomes holding steady

USAToday: Americans' household incomes have stopped losing ground to inflation, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.

Costa Concordia ship turned upright

BBC: Engineers in Italy have succeeded in setting the cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it ran aground off the island of Giglio.

California raises minimum wage to $10

Washington Times: California lawmakers passed a bill raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour, phased in over the next three years.

Poll: Clinton leads Democrats in 2016

CNN: A new national poll in the battle for the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential nominations indicates Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming Democratic frontrunner.

Shooting at Washington Naval Yard

BBC: At least four people have been killed in a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

U.S. measles hit 17-year high

CNN: U.S. measles cases in 2013 are at their highest level in 17 years, partly due to people refusing to vaccinate their children.

Entire Colorado town evacuating

CNN: Help has arrived for Lyons, the small town cut off by flooding in Colorado.

In Silicon Valley, connections matter

Reuters: The notion that anyone with smarts, drive and a great idea can raise money and start a company is a central tenet of the Valley's ethos.

Assad confirms chemical weapons plan

BBC: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has appeared on Russian TV to confirm that his country's chemical weapons will be placed under international control.

Apple thrusts biometrics into mainstream

Reuters: By adding a fingerprint scanner to its newest mobile phone, Apple Inc is offering a tantalizing glimpse of a future where your favorite gadget might become a biometric pass.