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May 5, 2011

NYT: Breaking News: Data From Raid Links Bin Laden to Newer Terror Plots

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Thu, May 05, 2011

Data From Raid Links Bin Laden to Newer Terror Plots

After reviewing computer files and documents seized at the
compound where Osama bin Laden was killed, American
intelligence analysts have concluded that the chief of Al
Qaeda played a direct role for years in plotting terror
attacks from his hide-out in Abbottabad, Pakistan, United
States officials said Thursday.

With Bin Laden's whereabouts and activities a mystery in
recent years, many intelligence analysts and terror experts
had concluded that he had been relegated to an inspirational
figure with little role in current and future Qaeda

A rushed examination of the trove of materials from the
compound in Pakistan prompted Obama administration officials
on Thursday to issue a warning that Al Qaeda last year had
considered attacks on American railroads.

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Financial & Forex Info News | Reuters Daily Investor Update: Commodities Rout Forces Wall Street Retreat

Commodities rout forces Wall St retreat
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks fell for a fourth day on Thursday as a massive sell-off in commodities spilled into other markets, forcing investors out of riskier assets and rattling the equities market before Friday's payrolls data. | Full Article

Visa profit rises 24 percent but shares fall
May 05, 2011 04:31 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Visa Inc's quarterly profit rose 24 percent, slightly beating estimates, as increasingly confident consumers spent more money on their credit and debit cards. | Full Article
Kraft profit falls after gain a year earlier
May 05, 2011 04:22 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kraft Foods Inc reported a sharply lower first-quarter profit on Thursday because of the absence of a gain that it posted a year earlier. | Full Article
Cisco trims fat and sets shake-up in motion
May 05, 2011 04:33 PM ET
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc CEO John Chambers, cutting back a bloated management bureaucracy he helped build, has kicked off a sweeping overhaul to revive the networking equipment maker's flagging fortunes. | Full Article
Data hints at slowdown in job creation
May 05, 2011 02:14 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for jobless aid rose to an eight-month high last week and productivity growth slowed in the first quarter, clouding the outlook for an economy that is struggling to gain speed. | Full Article
Democrats, Republicans edge closer on debt deal
May 05, 2011 04:18 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The outlines of a deal that would allow the United States to avert a debt default emerged on Thursday as top Republican and Democratic lawmakers held their first meeting aimed at cutting the bloated U.S. deficit. | Full Article
After bin Laden death, Obama visits Ground Zero
May 05, 2011 04:01 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Days after the killing of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama met New York firefighters and police on Thursday and visited Ground Zero to offer comfort to a city still scarred by the September 11 attacks. | Full Article
House's Cantor says tax hikes off the table
May 05, 2011 02:12 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republican Leader Eric Cantor said he told bipartisan talks on the U.S. deficit that tax hikes were off the table as far as the Republican-run House of Representatives was concerned. | Full Article
Pakistan threatens U.S. on cooperation if more raids
May 05, 2011 03:38 PM ET
ABBOTTABAD/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pakistan's army threatened on Thursday to reconsider its crucial cooperation with the United States if Washington carried out another unilateral attack like the killing of Osama bin Laden. | Full Article
Oil crashes 10 percent in record rout
May 05, 2011 04:20 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil collapsed into free-fall on Thursday, diving 10 percent and sending U.S. crude back under $100 a barrel as investors staged an unprecedented stampede for the exits. | Full Article
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Celgene's Revlimid extends life in cancer trial
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Asthma pills as good as inhaler: study
U.N. Haiti cholera panel avoids blaming peacekeepers

Financial & Forex Info | Reuters- Technology Report : Anonymous to Sony: It wasn't us


Facebook and Google are separately considering a tie-up with Skype after the Web video conferencing service delayed its initial public offering, two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions told Reuters. A Skype deal could be valued at $3 billion to $4 billion, the first source said. The discussions are in early stages, and it is not clear which option the companies favor, the first two sources said.

Apple released a software update to fix a problem that enabled its mobile devices to collect and store customers' location data, making good on a promise it made last week. The update, which is available through its iTunes stores and automatically pops up when an iPhone or iPad is synced, said it "contains changes to the iOS crowd-sourced location database cache."

Antitrust law was inadequate to preserve the openness of the Internet and to allow innovation to flourish, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski told a congressional hearing, defending Internet road rules adopted last year. The FCC adopted the contentious Internet order in December, banning service providers like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from blocking traffic on their networks.

The Washington Post | Post Politics Afternoon Edition

The Washington Post
Politics Afternoon Edition


  1. Obama to meet with participants in bin Laden raid

    President Obama will meet with participants in the Osama bin Laden raid when he travels to Fort Campbell, Ky., on Friday, an administration official said, part of a closed-door effort to express the country's gratitude.
    » Read full article
  2. Paul Ryan: 'No illusion' about Medicare deal

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says Republicans acknowledge a deal with Democrats to overhaul Medicare is unlikely.
    » Read full article
  3. Breaking down the Situation Room

    Washington Post experts offer a tour of the personalities, gadgets and ideas found only in the world's most secure warren of rooms.
    » Read full article
  4. Poll: 'Birtherism' fades away

    The number of Americans saying President Obama was born in another country has been sliced in half, according to a new Washington Post poll.
    » Read full article
  5. The Fix: The misunderstood independent

    Independents are growing at a fast rate, but they’re not all moderates.
    » Read full article

NYT: Afternoon Business News: Rise in April's Retail Sales Comes With a Warning


Crude Oil Falls Below $100 a Barrel

Oil prices plummeted by almost 9 percent on Thursday as traders worried that American drivers were beginning to balk at the price of gasoline.

Rise in April's Retail Sales Comes With a Warning

Sales at stores open at least a year increased 8.9 percent on average, but retailers are beginning to raise concerns about the price of gasoline.

G.M.'s Earnings Triple in First Quarter

First-quarter net income was $3.2 billion, or $1.77 a share, one of G.M.'s best performances since the early 2000s. Quarterly revenue rose about 15 percent to $36.2 billion.

Gap Dismisses Its Design Chief as Sales Falter

Gap's retail sales in North America have been trending downward, with same-store sales in March down 9 percent.
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Judith McGrath, Chief of MTV, Resigns

MTV Networks announced Thursday that its chairman and chief executive, Judy McGrath, is resigning.

CBS Political Hotsheet Top Stories: Clinton on intense photo: Blame it on allergies?

The CBS News Political Hotsheet newsletter


Secretary of state says she has "no idea" what she's looking at in iconic photo, is "sheepishly concerned" she was preventing a cough
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Clinton on intense photo: Blame it on allergies?

National Day of Prayer sparks prayer, protests After legal controversy, many expected to gather to mark National Day of Prayer, but some atheists protest

Obama: We meant what we said by President salutes firefighters during visit to New York at firehouse that sustained heaviest losses on 9/11

Five reasons why tonight's GOP debate matters Jan Crawford: Many top contenders are skipping the debate in S.C., but it still could have a big impact in a key state in the 2012 race

CBS EVENING NEWS with Kate Couric : President Obama Visits Ground Zero

The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric newsletter


Hi everyone,
I'm reporting once again from ground zero. Earlier today, President Obama laid a wreath at the outdoor memorial to those killed on September 11. His visit to New York comes four days after U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden, who ordered the 9/11 attacks.
While visiting a firehouse, the President said "When we say we will never forget, we mean what we say." Chip Reid reports on the President's trip to New York City, while Byron Pitts will speak with the families of those who died on 9/11 -- does the death of bin Laden bring closure?
Meanwhile, David Martin reports on the brand new stealth helicopters used in the assault in Pakistan. They enabled the Navy Seals to zoom in on the compound without being detected.
Gasoline now averages $3.99 a gallon across the country. Prices have now risen for 43 consecutive days. Anthony Mason takes a look at what this is doing to our economy.
Up and down the Mississippi River, authorities are preparing for massive floods. Over the past two weeks, up to 20 inches of rain have fallen-and it's all heading downriver. Mark Strassmann reports on efforts to divert the floodwaters in Missouri
Finally ... Brook Peters was four years old on 9/11-a brand new kindergartner in lower Manhattan. Obviously, the attack on the World Trade Center was a major event in his life. Now 14, he's made a documentary, in which he talks to other kids about 9/11. Steve Hartman has more in tonight's Assignment America.
Katie Couric

Muslim Americans hope OBL death will ease tension American by birth, Muslim by religion, some hope bin Laden's death will help ease the stigma against their religion

Hero Navy SEALs back in U.S. after raid Details of operation to kill Osama bin Laden emerge as SEALs commander testifies before Congressional committees

Freedom Riders remembered 50 years later A small group of blacks and whites sparked a national movement when they boarded buses to protest segregated interstate travel

Bin Laden phone numbers help spin intel web Analysts looking at computer equipment, disks and two important phone numbers seized in raid on Abbottabad compound

The Economist | Business This Week. Highlights of New Coverage From 30th April - 6th May

Business This Week

Highlights from The Economist online's Business this week
» US: Dancing on the ceiling
» Formula One: Murdoch at the wheel?
» Depreciating Valued Discs

» America's Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Deutsche Bank and one of its subsidiaries for allegedly hiding the poor quality of some of the mortgages it submitted to be covered by a federal mortgage-insurance scheme. The government claims it has paid $386m in insurance claims on 3,100 mortgages because of the German bank's actions, but is seeking damages of more than $1 billion in its suit.

Dancing on the ceiling
» Timothy Geithner, America's treasury secretary, informed Congress that he was implementing a series of "extraordinary measures", such as suspending bond sales that fund local infrastructure projects, because an agreement on raising the federal debt ceiling seems unlikely before May 16th, when the limit will be reached. Mr Geithner said the Treasury's measures would allow the government to keep borrowing until August 2nd unless there is a deal.
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» In one encouraging sign of compromise over raising the debt ceiling, Republicans acknowledged that a deal with the White House on their controversial budget ideas for Medicare and other policies would not be reached, but offered to keep talking.
» It emerged that Mexico's central bank bought 93.3 tonnes of gold worth $4.3 billion during February and March, one of the largest official purchases of the precious metal in recent years. The central banks of big developing economies have been increasingly turning to bullion to diversify their assets away from currencies.
» Chrysler reported its first profitable quarter since 2006. It made net income of $116m in the first three months of the year. The Detroit carmaker emerged from bankruptcy two years ago in a partnership agreement with Fiat. The Italian company recently said it was raising its stake in Chrysler to 46%, with the aim of holding a majority of shares by the end of the year.

Murdoch at the wheel?
» In a joint statement News Corporation and EXOR, the investment company of Fiat's founding Agnelli family, announced that they were hoping to set up a consortium with "a view to formulating a long-term plan" for the development of Formula One, the premier international motor-racing championship. Fiat is the controlling shareholder in Ferrari, which races in the tournament. Formula One is owned by CVC Capital Partners, a private-equity firm, although the sport is still run by Bernie Ecclestone, who turned it into a global hit.
» Intel claimed a breakthrough in transistor technology by announcing that it was ready to use its 3D Tri-Gate chip, first unveiled in 2002, in high-volume manufacturing. The company said that its 3D chip would usher in "the next era of Moore's law", meaning that microchips would keep growing rapidly more powerful.
» Warren Buffett admitted that he had made "a big mistake" in his handling of the events leading to the resignation of David Sokol, who had been considered a potential successor to Mr Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway. In remarks to shareholders, Mr Buffett also said that Mr Sokol's purchase of shares in a company shortly before he recommended Berkshire buy it was "inexcusable and inexplicable". Mr Buffett came in for some rare criticism when the scandal broke in March.
» Glencore, a mining and commodities company based in Switzerland, set a share-price range of £4.80-5.80 ($7.90-9.60) for its stockmarket flotation in London. This was lower than expected, though with investors clamouring for a slice of the initial public offering, the share price is expected to climb once trading commences. Ivan Glasenberg, Glencore's boss, stands to reap almost $10 billion.
» Teva, an Israeli generic-drugs-maker, agreed to buy Cephalon, an American company specialising in branded pharmaceuticals, in a friendly deal valued at $6.8 billion. Teva's offer for Cephalon was considerably higher than that put forward last month in a hostile bid from Valeant, a Canadian rival.
» Renren, China's biggest social-networking site, sometimes called the Chinese Facebook, raised $743m in its IPO in New York, the latest in a string of share offerings by Chinese technology companies in America. Renren's share price soared on the first day of trading.

Depreciating Valued Discs
» DVD sales in America fell by 20% over the past year, according to the Digital Entertainment Group, an industry body. Rentals at DVD stores declined even further, by 36%. The data underline the challenges faced by Hollywood from the loss of what used to be a steady earner. Although sales through online DVD subscriptions and at supermarket kiosks have risen, they generate smaller revenues for the studios.

The Economist | Politics This Week : Highlights of New Coverage From 30th April - 6th May 2011

Politics This Week  

Highlights from The Economist online's Politics this week
» Osama bin Laden: Now, kill his dream
» Tornadoes in the US: Out of the whirlwind
» Portugal's bail-out: Sócrates's poison
» Canada's general election: Harper leads into new territory
» Monopolies in Mexico: Compete—or else
» Palestininian reconciliation: Nudge it along
» Turmoil in Syria: Flee or hide
» Thailand's general election: Shirt v shirt

» After a decade-long manhunt Osama bin Laden was killed in a daring raid. A two-year intelligence effort led American special forces to a compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad, just north of Islamabad, where they shot al-Qaeda's leader. His body was buried at sea to prevent jihadists from creating a shrine. With Mr bin Laden found to have been living comfortably in an urban area, some concluded that he had been sheltered by elements of the Pakistani security services. The Americans did not notify Pakistan about their operation for fear that it would be compromised. See article
» News of Mr bin Laden's death brought celebratory crowds into the streets of some cities, notably New York and Washington. But the mood soon turned to sombre remembrance of September 11th 2001 and for the thousands of other mostly Muslim victims around the world of Mr bin Laden's jihad. Barack Obama was praised, including by Republicans, for his supervision of the operation. Later the president prepared to go to Ground Zero to mark the demise of al-Qaeda's founder.
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» The death toll from a spate of tornadoes that hit southern states at the end of April rose to at least 340. In Alabama alone 250 people were killed. See article

Nothing to be proud of
» Portugal agreed to the terms of a €78 billion ($116 billion) bail-out with the European Union and the IMF. José Sócrates, the country's caretaker prime minister, boasted that he had achieved a better deal than Greece and Ireland, the two other euro-zone countries that have accepted rescue packages. Portugal holds a general election on June 5th. See article
» The European Commission said that countries inside the European Union's passport-free Schengen area should be allowed temporarily to reimpose border checks when faced with large numbers of migrants. France and Italy had asked the commission to consider revising the Schengen rules after arguing over the handling of tens of thousands of migrants from north Africa.

Power surge
» After five years of minority government, the Conservative Party won a parliamentary majority in Canada's federal election. The centrist Liberals lost more than half their seats, and were replaced as the official opposition by the leftish New Democrats. Quebec's separatist Bloc Québécois lost 90% of its seats and was nearly eliminated from Parliament. See article
» Mexico's Congress passed a tougher competition law. Collusion will now be punished by up to ten years in prison, and first-time offenders will be subject to a maximum fine of 10% of annual sales. See article
» Prosecutors in Honduras dropped corruption charges against Manuel Zelaya, the country's former president, who was ousted in a coup backed by the courts and legislature in 2009. The decision means that Mr Zelaya is free to return home without fear of arrest, and should pave the way for Honduras to be readmitted to the Organisation of American States.
» French investigators recovered both the flight-data and cockpit-voice recorders from an Air France plane that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean while flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in 2009, killing 228 people.

The people, united?
» After years of internecine conflict, Fatah and Hamas, the two biggest Palestinian factions, signed an agreement to back a government of national unity. Israel's prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, condemned the reconciliation. See article
» The Syrian government sent tanks into restive cities across the country. Its security forces detained several thousand protesters and political opponents, and killed more than 100 more people, bringing the death tally to at least 600 since protests began. See article
» A NATO air strike in Tripoli killed one of Muammar Qaddafi's sons, Saif al-Arab, and three of the Libyan leader's grandchildren. As the fighting continued between rebels and government forces, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said he wanted to arrest three (unnamed) individuals in Libya for crimes against humanity.
» Bahrain said that 47 doctors and nurses who defied the government by treating protesters injured by security forces during anti-government demonstrations in March would be prosecuted.
» Two Rwandan warlords were put on trial in Germany for atrocities committed in Congo.

Coping with the costs
» Opposition parties joined Japan's government in passing a ¥4 trillion ($50 billion) emergency budget to bring disaster relief to the areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11th. More reconstruction packages will follow, bringing with them contentious tax rises and yet more government borrowing.
» Thailand's prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, prepared the country for what he said would be a landmark general election, a year after the army crushed opposition protests in Bangkok. The election could take place in June or July. Human Rights Watch published a report that blamed the red shirts for plenty of last year's violence, but also accused Thai soldiers of violating human rights. See article
» Singaporeans prepared to vote in an election on May 7th. The People's Action Party looked set to win another whopping majority, but had to contest 82 of its 87 seats, having defended just 47 last time. Support for the PAP has been diminishing, even as the economy races along, mostly because of opposition to its liberal immigration policy.
» May Day marked the beginning of one of China's more ambitious projects: to ban smoking in public places. On buses, in restaurants, bars and hospitals—the Chinese were told to stop smoking in public. With 350m smokers, China burns through a third of the world's cigarettes every day. Around 8% of the state's revenue comes from tobacco.
» The United Nations forecast that the world's population would reach 7 billion on October 31st, a bit earlier than predicted, and could reach 10 billion by 2100.
» The last living combat veteran of the first world war died at the age of 110. Claude Choules, who lived in Australia, joined the Royal Navy as a young man and witnessed the surrender of the German fleet in 1918.

Oil Deeps below $ 1000 As Commodities sell off : MarketWatch | Market Pulse:

By Claudia Assis
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Losses mounted for oil futures as the end of floor trading approached and commodities in general sold off. Oil for June delivery /quotes/comstock/21n!f:cl\m11 CLM11 -8.69% retreated $9.12, or 8.3%, to $100.15 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It earlier traded as low as $99.66 a barrel. Additional increases in margin requirements for silver ignited massive flight out of commodities on Thursday, with the CRB commodities index down 4.8% on the day.

MarketWatch | Pesronal Finance Daily Hospitals try to shorten ER wait times

Personal Finance Daily
MAY 05, 2011

Thursday's Personal Finance Stories

By MarketWatch

Don't miss these top stories:

Have you ever had to wait for hours in an emergency room, either for treatment for yourself of someone else? On average, emergency room wait times aren't getting any better in America, but at least someone other than the patients has noticed. Anya Martin writes today about what hospitals are doing to cut the wait. One tactic is to redirect people with less-urgent conditions to other health-care providers. That's helping, but it's a strategy that comes with some risks. Another surprising part of the equation, Martin reports, is that most of us might assume that uninsured people are the greatest ER users for nonurgent issues because of their lack of access to doctors. But in fact, it's Medicaid recipients who show up the most — at a rate five times higher than adults with private insurance in 2007, according to one study.

Also today, Kristen Gerencher tackles a health-care subject that 33 million Americans have to deal with, but frankly, no one likes to talk about very much: overactive bladder. Listen up, Baby Boomers. There's a growing number of more effective and convenient treatments available out there. Read today's Vital Signs column and maybe you or someone you know can get a better night's sleep or finish their golf game without interruption.

Anne Stanley , Managing Editor, Personal Finance


Hospitals work to reduce emergency-room wait times

The time it takes to get treated at emergency rooms in the U.S. is on the rise, but hospitals are trying new methods to reduce the wait.
Read more: Hospitals work to reduce emergency-room wait times.

Overactive bladder treatments multiply

People bothered by an urgent or frequent need to urinate have a growing variety of treatment options from which to choose, experts say. Patients for whom lifestyle changes aren't enough may find that prescription drug and neuromodulation options are more refined than they used to be.
Read more: Overactive bladder treatments multiply.


Despite uproar, consumers give up privacy

With Google, Apple and Facebook under fire for gathering reams of data on consumers, it's also time to look at our own choices.
Read more: Despite uproar, consumers give up privacy.

Benchmark 30-year mortgage rate matches 2011 low

The average rate on the 30-year mortgage hits its lowest level since mid-January, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey.
Read more: Benchmark 30-year mortgage rate declines.

Kentucky Derby 2011 favorite is Dialed In

Dialed In, the winner of the Florida Derby, is the 4-1 early-line favorite for the 2011 Kentucky Derby to be run Saturday at Churchill Downs.
Read more: Kentucky Derby 2011 favorite is Dialed In.


Applications for U.S. jobless benefits surge

Weekly applications for unemployment compensation jump to their highest level since August, yet another sign of weakening in the U.S. labor market.
Read more: Applications for U.S. jobless benefits surge.

First-quarter U.S. productivity rises 1.6%

The rate of productivity for the first quarter comes in at about half the rate in the prior quarter, as U.S. data also show inflation-adjusted hourly wages down the largest amount in almost three years.
Read more: First-quarter U.S. productivity rises 1.6%.

The Dawdle-Frank Act: Regulators' missed deadlines

Regulators have missed dozens of deadlines set in the post-crisis Dodd-Frank Act for adopting key bank reform rules, with many more cut-off dates expected to be ignored in the months ahead.
Read more: The Dawdle-Frank Act.


China's investment wave heads to U.S. shores

A new study says more than 10,000 jobs and billions of dollars are just the beginning for Chinese investment in America, though political opposition remains.
Read more: China's investment wave heads to U.S.

GM earnings triple in first quarter

General Motors makes it five straight quarters in the black, reporting that first-quarter earnings tripled on rising demand for smaller, fuel-efficient cars.
Read more: GM earnings triple in first quarter.

Market-manipulation mutterings intensify

The idea that gold and other investments are being subject to untoward intervention gains traction for Richard Russell and Dennis Slothower.
Read more: Market manipulation mutterings intensify.

9 stocks up more than 900% since Sept. 11, 2001

Many things have changed since Sept. 11, 2001, a fact brought to mind by Osama bin Laden's death this week. The stock market, though, is mostly flat. But nine stocks stand out for their performance since that fateful day.
Read more: Nine stocks up more than 900% since Sept. 11, 2001.

Silver pullback is a buying opportunity

How quickly the glorious springtime of silver turns into a winter of discontent. The selloff in silver saw the metal recently drop 20% from its highs, and we probably aren't done yet.
Read more: Silver pullback is a buying opportunity.

CBS Daily News Summary | How Intensive was bin Laden Raid?

CBS - Daily News Summary 

The New York Times says emerging details on U.S. raid suggest Navy SEAL commandos met scant resistance
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How "intense" was bin Laden raid?
Obama: "It was him" In "60 Minutes" interview, president says he will not release graphic post-mortem images of al Qaeda leader

Watch: Obama on "60 Minutes" In his first interview since the Navy SEALs mission in Pakistan, President Obama spoke with Steve Kroft of "60 Minutes" and said that he has "no doubt that we killed Osama bin Laden."

Photos: Osama's Pakistan hideaway A look at the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden was caught and killed

Inside bin Laden's lair with SEAL Team Six Officials provides most detailed account to date of strike that killed al Qaeda leader, though details can't be verified

How "intense" was fight to get bin Laden? The New York Times says emerging details on U.S. raid suggest Navy SEAL commandos met scant resistance

Obama to bring somber justice to ground zero President expected to make some public remarks, meet privately with family members of Sept. 11 victims

Pakistan warns U.S.: No more raids Officials say there would be "disastrous consequences" if U.S. executes more unauthorized operations, but stop short of calling bin Laden raid illegal

Obama: I won't release bin Laden death photos In "60 Minutes" interview, president says he will not release graphic post-mortem images of al Qaeda leader