From the Wires

Brazilian invention lights homes without electricity

BBC: A Brazilian mechanic has come up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity - using plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach.

Woman ordered to change child's name from Messiah to Martin

US News: A Tennessee judge ruled that a mother must change her son's name from "Messiah" out of respect for Jesus Christ.

Drug firm bribes routine in China

BBC:Bribes are routinely paid by major foreign pharmaceutical firms operating in China.

Building boom in downtown Detroit The nation's hottest downtown is in America's most troubled city -- bankrupt Detroit.

Restaurants banning children

CBS: A growing number of restaurants are banning children during peak hours.

Swiss apologize to Oprah for racism

USAToday: After Oprah experiences racial incident in Zurich, Switzerland this past July, Swiss tourism office apologizes.

Blackberry considers going private

Reuters: BlackBerry Ltd is warming up to the possibility of going private, as the smartphone maker battles to revive its fortunes.

Possible suspect sighting prompts Amber Alert in Oregon

KATU: A reported sighting of murder suspect James DiMaggio triggered statewide Amber Alerts in Oregon and Washington.

DirectTV launches network for dogs Dog TV may turn your dog into a canine couch potato.

Henrietta Lacks wins recognition for cell lines

BBC: The family of a US woman whose cells revolutionized medical research have been granted a say over how they are used.

Yahoo changing logo for first time in nearly two decades

USA Today: Yahoo is changing its logo for the first time in 18 years, and is showcasing 30 options until the final choice is revealed on Sept. 4.

South Korea road wirelessly charges electric vehicles

BBC: The project's developer says the 12km (7.5 miles) route is the first of its kind in the world.

Amazon launches site for purchase of fine art

Reuters: Customers can buy original and limited edition works of art from more than 150 prominent galleries and dealers via Amazon Art.