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, obviously, leads with the news of Thursday's massive stock market fall in the United States, which has led to plummeting markets worldwide as economic woes mount. And that cheery news is followed by another high-up story announcing the likely arrival of a double-dip recession. With all that uncertainty crashing about, a click on the local feature about the guy who wants to tightrope-walk Niagara Falls is worth it for the escapism and the symbolism
World: The lead story here is the one to read first -- a harrowing report alleging Chinese government seized and sold babies officials in a remote, mountainous region of Hunan. Also worth a click, the report on the growing protest movement in Chile includes a dramatic slide show. And if you didn't catch it on some other news feed, Thailand has elected its first female prime minister in Yingluck Shinawatra (if the name sounds familiar it's because she's Thaksin's sister).