Trimming the Times: A Journalist's Killing; DSK Maid's Story
A guide to what's in the New York Times for those worried about hitting its pay wall
Now that the New York Times pay wall is live, you only get 20 free clicks a month. For those worried about hitting their limit, we're taking a look through the paper each morning to find the stories that can make your clicks count.
Leading today's home page, the Obama administration has said Pakistan's spy agency ordered the killing of a journalist who had written about militants infiltrating its military. Also, New York judges are leaving the bench in droves because they haven't had a raise in 12 years. And don't miss the account of the housekeeper accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, as told by the hospital where she was treated.
World: The profile of Karl Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, is a good one that provides a check-in on the U.S. mission there. The report of a multibillion-dollar treasure discovered beneath a 16th-century temple in Mumbai, will surely pique the imagination of any would-be Indiana Jones. And in a bit of home news from afar, the U.S. embassy in London yesterday erected a statue of Ronald Reagan.
U.S.: Take a visit to Wilmington, North Carolina, a small town where a fading budget has nearly eliminated city services. And for a feature look at American life, read the report on how artificial insemination affects the family tree.
Business: The lead story, on shale oil drilling in Argentina, is worth a read as it connects the process back to U.S. oil reserves. And in a bit of business-related politics, Edward Wyatt takes the temperature in Washington about Elizabeth Warren, who seems unlikely to be tapped to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Technology: A very interesting report points out how tablet computers are helping pilots do away with the reams of paper reference materials they once carried aboard commercial flights. And Microsoft is making a search foray into China through a partnership with search engine Baidu.com.
Science: There's a great account of the rush to discover fossilized bones in a briefly thawed mountaintop lake bed in Colorado. And there's a neat essay on the future of American space exploration as the shuttle program ends.
Health: New findings about the so-called stroke belt in the American South suggest memory loss may be a pervasive problem there as well. And a report details a new study that has implicated environmental factors as the cause of autism.
Sports: The report on the Yankees' loss to the Indians leads the section, but the coverage of the moment is the Tour de France, where American Tyler Farrar picked up a stage win on Monday.
Opinion: In the lead op-ed Steven Woloshin and Lisa M. Schwartz make the case for more detailed labeling about the effects of prescription drugs.
Arts: There's an interesting Critic's Notebook piece that looks at two different productions, in San Francisco and New York, of Wagner's Ring.
Style: Check out the Runway blog entry about the strange new directions at Dior.