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 today leads with a report on the $8.5 billion settlement nearing from Bank of America to cover claims by investors who bought bad mortgage securities. And of course, coverage of the horrific attack on Kabul's Intercontinental hotel sits high on the page. And for your last serious news thing before the summer lull, check out Adam Liptak's analysis of the just-concluded U.S. Supreme Court term.
World: There's a neat item in The Lede blog, about Afghans reporting on yesterday's hotel attack via Twitter. The story on Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, who, like his Cuban ally Fidel Castro, has a brother waiting in the wings for succession, is also worth a read. And this report on Air India's pilots complaining about unsafe conditions will make you take a second look at your own captain the next time you fly.
U.S.: The story to read here is the analysis on the Supreme Court's term, which was dominated by First Amendment questions. Also don't miss the follow up to yesterday's big spread on natural gas drilling, with lawmakers calling for an inquiry into the industry.
Business: Greece leads the section, with a report on the danger to money market funds should today's austerity vote fail. But there's a good analysis piece on global optimism over the expected positive resolution to the vote.
Technology: If you didn't already read about Google + here, the section's lead story on the Facebook clone does provide some good background. Also, there's an interesting piece about the Facebook-affiliated Web browser RockMelt, which just got a big cash infusion.
Science: In what seems like a minor blip here on earth but what was probably a heart-stopping scare to those who experienced it, the International Space Station had a near-miss with some debris yesterday.
Health: After just a couple of days, the Obama administration has shelved a plan to monitor doctors' availability through a "secret shopper"-style system.
Sports: In one of the weirdest feuds to come around in a while, fly fishermen are rankled at hair stylists who have been buying up all the feathers from bait shops to make fashionable extensions.
Opinion: Maureen Dowd has the lead op-ed today, comparing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to his father, former governor Mario Cuomo.
Arts: In an interesting Critic's Notebook, Anthony Tommasini takes New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert gently to task for acquiescing to the symphony's decision not to do a parks tour this year.
Dining and Wine: A great service feature, with slide shows, has loads of tips for cooking while camping. On the opposite end of open-flame cooking, check out the report on high-end chefs tinkering with the very fire they use.