From the Wires

Google ramps up plan to make robots

BBC: Google has revealed it has taken over seven robotics companies in the past half a year, possibly posing challenge to Amazon's drones

Sales on Cyber Monday reach new heights

USA Today: Avoiding brick-and-mortar stores, holiday shoppers set a new Cyber Monday sales record lured by deals on, and other websites.

CNN plans major changes

Capital New York: CNN is planning major programming changes under Worldwide President Jeff Zucker.

One million new visits to Obamacare website Monday

Reuters: More than 1 million new visitors had checked out the website on Monday, the first day after a major overhaul of the troubled site used to shop for health insurance required under new reforms.

Shanghai teens top international education rankings

CNN: When it comes to mathematics, reading and science, young people in Shanghai are the best in the world.

Los Angeles could ban feeding homeless people

MSNBC: The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a ban on feeding homeless people in public areas.

Energy drinks 'change' heartbeat

BBC: Energy drinks packed with caffeine can change the way the heart beats, researchers warn.

Amazon tests drone delivery

CNNMoney: In the not-too-distant future, Amazon deliveries could come by air directly to your doorstep.

Sriracha factory shut down over odors

Huffington Post: A judge ruled that the factory that manufactures Sriracha must partially shut down due to spicy smells.

Hollywood producer admits to being Israeli spy

Fox: Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan of "Pretty Woman" and "Fight Club" admitted that for years he served as an Israeli spy, buying arms and boosting its alleged nuclear program.

Bitcoin prices top $1000

Wired: The value of a Bitcoin is now $1,000, 11 months after it was worth only $10.

Milk costs could rise to $7 gallon

CNN: If the farm bill drags beyond Jan. 1, it could make milk prices soar to $7 a gallon.

Pope attacks capitalism as 'new tyranny'

Reuters: Pope Francis attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny" and beseeched global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality.