Front Page: Health Sec. Confirmation Sped Up Due to Swine Flu


  • The Senate is expected to confirm Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services today, so she can quickly start her response to swine flu. — AP
  • Since the outbreak of swine flu, the WHO and the CDC have been trying to balance the need to provide information about the deadly disease without causing panic. — New York Times
  • Fox has declined to air President Obama's primetime news conference Wednesday, instead sticking with the regularly scheduled show Lie to Me. — AP
  • A photo op intended to capture images of an Air Force One plane with a majestic Statue of Liberty set off a panic yesterday in NYC. — AP
  • A cult leader being held on the French India Ocean island of Reunion for child sex charges escaped from the jail in a helicopter. — AFP
  • While his fiancée is still by his side, the wedding for accused "Craigslist Killer" Phillip Markoff has been called off. — People

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