Trimming the Times: Hurricane Prep; Casualties in Libya
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.
The home page leads with a banner story on that hurricane bearing down on the East Coast, where North Carolinians are stocking up on generators and New Yorkers are reluctantly canceling beach plans. Also high on the page, Nate Silver calculates the possible cost of Hurricane Irene. Our top pick: The report on rampant theft of rhinoceros horns from European museums.
World: The lead story, reported from a Tripoli hospital where the steady stream of wounded attests to the fighting still claiming lives, is well worth your click. So is the report on a Syrian political cartoonist beaten severely for making fun of President Bashar al-Assad in his work. And the story about thieves targeting European museums' rhinoceros horns is a great report about a little-known problem, but sort of depressing.
U.S.: Check out the report from Columbus, New Mexico, where a government raid nearly a century after the famous Pancho Villa raid turned many of the town's leaders into criminal defendants, rattling a community "on the edge of extinction." The story about a newly refurbished Los Angeles River, on which people actually kayak, is also worth your click.
Business / Technology: Both sections are still reeling from the departure of Steve Jobs as Apple CEO, and the shared lead story on new CEO Timothy Cook explores what might be in store for the company. In big business news, Warren Buffett invested $5 billion in Bank of America, but you don't need The Times to tell you that; it's available elsewhere.
Health: Skip the report on the surgeon general giving permission to women to have a bad hair day if it means they get their exercise. Rather, read about how vaccines, once again, have been cleared as a possible culprit for autism.
Sports: In the runup to the U.S. Open, check out the profile of newly made over favorite Novak Djokovic. And a more technical story examines the surprisingly low seeding of the Williams sisters in the tournament's early stages.
Opinion: Cornel West has the lead op-ed, about this weekend's planned dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C., and the shortcomings he sees in President Barack Obama's presidency in light of King's efforts to end war and poverty, as well as bring about equal rights.
Arts: Don't miss the preview of Brooklyn's Afro-Punk festival this weekend, which includes performances by superstars Cee Lo Green and Janelle Monae but also old favorites such as Fishbone.
Travel: Arm-chair tourism heads west, as "36 Hours" takes us to Portland, Oregon.