State of the Union: In his first State of the Union since reelection, President Obama challenged Congress on Tuesday night to assist an American middle class squeezed by rising costs and stagnant wages, making clear that he will devote much of his second term to closing the income gap between rich and poor, the Washington Post reports.
Mountain Showdown: Authorities hemmed in the man they suspected of killing three people in a campaign of revenge that has gripped Southern California. Police believe fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorne died in the ensuing blaze, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Immigration Overhaul: When it comes to the sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws that Congress is considering this year, Silicon Valley computer programmers and illegal immigrants have found common ground, the New York Times reports.
Then There Was One: As the only remaining defendant in the U.S. government's e-books antitrust case, Apple Inc appears headed for a high-stakes trial that could significantly increase the personal computer company's liability in related litigation, Reuters reports.
Media Merger: Comcast Corp. agreed to pay $16.7 billion for the remainder of NBC Universal, signaling Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts’s confidence in the prospects for entertainment as a complement to cable distribution, Bloomberg reports.