From the Wires

Gabby Gifford shoots gun while on tour

CNN:  The former Arizona Congresswoman was on the second stop of a week-long, seven state tour across the nation trying to build public support for enhanced background checks for gun purchases.

Volcanoes sink after big earthquakes

Yahoo News: New studies indicate that huge earthquakes can diminish the height of nearby volcanoes.

Squirrel cuts power to 9000 in Portland

KOIN: A squirrel is responsible for a power outage that is affecting more than 9,000 Multnomah County PGE customers.

Performer dies in Cirque du Soleil accident

CBSnews: A Paris-born performer in Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" died after a fall during a show in Las Vegas.

Arizona fire kills 19 firefighters

Reuters: They died while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell, about 80 miles north-west of Phoenix.

Paypal launches galactic payments

Washington Post: Despite the lack of human settlement of other planets or even commercial space travel, Paypal wants to get a jump on potentially lucrative payments beyond Earth.

Tour impossible to win without doping, Armstrong says

CBSnews: The statement, released in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde, coincides with the 100th edition of cycling's showcase race.

Britain to offer "three parent" fertility treatments

Reuters: The option will be available to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children.

Immigration reform passes senate

USA Today: A bill that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants to become citizens and allocate billions of dollars for securing the border with Mexico passed the U.S. Senate Thursday.

Federal rules require healthier school snacks

CNN: New federal rules will replace candy bars, potato chips and sports drinks with granola bar, baked chips and milk in schools.

Burma awards mobile phone contracts

BBC: The move opens up one of the world's last untapped mobile phone markets.

McDonald's refuses to operate in Jewish settlement

AP: The Israeli branch of McDonald’s says it won’t open a restaurant in a Jewish settlement to protest Israel settlement policy.

IRS also targeted liberal groups

CNN: The Internal Revenue Service targeted both liberal and conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.