Pharma Suits: GlaxoSmithKline says it has settled on the eve of trial a lawsuit alleging its Avandia diabetes drug caused a man to die of a heart attack, avoiding what was to have been the first of 2,000 cases headed to court, Bloomberg reports.
Juggling Agencies: Lisa Brown, the White House staff secretary, will join budget officials in helping President Barack Obama's effort to reorganize the federal bureaucracy, The Washington Post reports.
Here's the Beef: The Wall Street Journal reports on Taco Bell's aggressive response, including full-page newspaper ads headlined, "Thank you for suing us," to a lawsuit challenging the company's beef supplies.
The Mayor Investigates: Weeks after a shooting left six dead and 13 injured in Tucson, New York City sent undercover investigators to an Arizona gun show, The New York Times reports.
Church Cases: The Kansas City Star reports that two sexual abuse lawsuits, one involving a former Kansas City area Catholic priest and another filed against a church in western Missouri, have settled. Terms weren't disclosed.