Our early headlines were:
— Dozens Of Bodies Scattered After Deadly Bombings In Afghanistan.
— Coal Company Reportedly Set To Pay $200 Million In W. Va. Disaster.
— BP Accuses Halliburton Of Destroying Gulf Spill Evidence.
— Before Obama Invites Teddy Roosevelt Comparisons, Read TR's Words.
Other top stories of the morning include:
— "Newt Gingrich Surges In New Polls." (USA Today's On Politics blog)
— "Climate-Treaty Talks Target U.S., China Emissions." (Morning Edition)
— "Downgrade Threat Damps Euro Markets." (The Wall Street Journal)
— "Drone That Crashed In Iran May Give Away U.S. Secrets." (Los Angeles Times)
— "Blagojevich Faces Tough Odds On Leniency Bid;" Sentencing Hearing Begins Today. (Chicago Tribune)