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While U Slept. Big 5 Overnight Stories. Monday, May 3, 2010

May 3, 2010

POLICE IN TIMES SQUARE BOMB CASE FOCUS ON 20-SECOND VIDEO After failed car bombing attempt in Times Square, police busy trying to piece together movements of dark-haired man changing his shirt in a 20-second video. (CNN article/video)

BP CEO SAYS COMPANY CAN HANDLE DAMAGE WREAKED BY GULF OIL SPILL BP CEO Tony Hayward remains confident that his company and the oil industry in general can weather the storm, following the Deepwater rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico  (Bloomberg)

CONVICTED: SURVIVING GUNMAN IN 2008 MUMBAI TERRORIST ATTACKMohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, a Pakistani citizen, is expected to receive the death penalty for role in killing of 166 people in three days of terror in Indian metropolis. (Guardian)

CONTINENTAL, UNITED OK AIRLINE MERGER United Airlines has agreed to buy Continental Airlines for $3.2 billion in a deal that, if confirmed, would create the world’s largest single carrier. (Reuters)

REPORT: KIM JONG IL IN CHINA, FIRST TRIP OUTSIDE N KOREA SINCE 2008Reclusive leader has kept low profile since suspected stroke two years ago. Reports say he arrived by train in China, his impoverished nation’s main benefactor. (Times of London)

BONUS: CONAN O’BRIEN’S FIRST MAJOR INTERVIEW, TV APPEARANCE Takes swipe at Jay Leno, previews new show, in first appearance since split with NBC in January. (Mashable/60 Minutes)

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