After Death: The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il could lead to what The Wall Street Journal called a "potentially dangerous period of transition and instability" in northeast Asia. The New York Times has this profile of Kim.
Inquiring: The lawyers representing a Texas man who was wrongfully convicted of killing his wife want to know whether a prosecutor broke state law or ethics rules for withholding evidence, The New York Times reports. The prosecutor, Ken Anderson, who is now a state judge, denied any wrongdoing in the case.
Undeterred: Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. told The New York Times he has no intent to resign his post amid criticism of his leadership of the U.S. Justice Department.
Burned Alive: A man has confessed to the authorities in New York to setting on fire a 73-year-old woman, killing her in an elevator in her apartment building. The man told police the woman owed him $2,000 for odd jobs.
Dismissed: A federal judge in Utah has thrown out a $1 billion antitrust suit against Microsoft Corp. A jury couldn't reach a unanimous verdict in the suit Novell Inc. filed in 2004 over claims Microsoft duped the company into developing the WordPerfect writing program. Novell later sold WordPerfect for a $1.2 billion loss. A 21-year-old juror was the lone holdout on the panel who declined to hold Microsoft accountable.
Investing: Prince Walid bin Talal of Saudi Arabia is investigating $300 million in Twitter. The New York Times said the investment represents about 3 percent of the social media site. Walid also owns stakes in companies that include Citigroup, General Motors and Apple.