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While U Slept. The Big 5 Overnight Stories. Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March 2, 2010

GM Triples Funding for Opel, Hoping for Public Loans in Europe to Help Relaunch U.S. automaker pledges $2.6 billion in equity and loans to European operations, eyeing aid from Germany to begin major restructuring. (Bloomberg)

Green Light for ‘Super Potato’, First EU Approval of Genetically Modified Produce in 12 Years European Commission OK’s cultivation of GM potato from German chemical giant BASF. (Reuters)

NY Senate Race Heats Up: Ford out, Media Mogul Zuckerman Edging Closer Former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford opts out of challenge of Democratic incumbent Gillibrand, while new report says that Daily News owner and Obama critic Mort Zuckerman is mounting campaign. (Politico)

New Book Chronicles Alleged Inventions of “World’s Greatest Journalist” Late legendary Polish-born war reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski is accused of long list of falsehoods throughout storied career. (Guardian)

Jay Leno Returns to Old Job. Same as New Job Late night host is back to his familiar desk, with Jamie Foxx trying to pump up the volume for the preternaturally agreeable Leno. (Time)

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