Rock n Roll: It was not a killer quake, nor even a particularly injurious one. But if yesterday's 5.8-magnitude earthwuake didn't add up to a natural disaster, it was still a startling geological event, the strongest East Coast tremor in 67 years, and it effectively blew up the workday in Washington, the Washington Post reports.
Death or Victory: A beleaguered Muammar Gaddafi vowed on Wednesday to fight on to death or victory after jubilant rebels forced him to abandon his Tripoli stronghold in an apparently decisive blow against the Libyan leader's 42-year rule, Reuters reports.
Charges Dropped: The sexual-assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn was dismissed Tuesday, bringing an abrupt end to what had been a three-month episodic criminal investigation, each chapter offering a sensational twist on the underlying storyline, according to The New York Times.
9/11 Families: Attorney General Eric Holder is set to meet Wednesday with the families of several victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to update them on his investigation into whether their relatives’ phones were hacked by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, according to Politico.
Pro-Foreclosure: Financially troubled condo associations are taking banks to court as foreclosure delays enable delinquent homeowners to stay in their buildings for years, often without paying dues that keep boards running, Bloomberg reports.