What We're Following This Afternoon

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

U.S. account of airstrike changes—again: General John Campbell, the senior-most American commander in Afghanistan, told a Senate panel this morning that the decision to strike a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz was made through the U.S. chain of command. It’s the latest U.S. explanation for the airstrike that killed 22 people.

Nobel winners in physics: Two scientists who showed that neutrinos have mass were awarded the Nobel Prize this morning. The committee said Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald’s “discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe.”

And in panda news:

Here are the headlines from this morning.