Now that The New York Times pay wall is live, you only get 20 free clicks a month. For those worried about hitting their limit, we're taking a look through the paper each morning to find the stories that can make your clicks count.
The home page leads with a massive tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died on Wednesday just after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. In addition to the news and reaction to Jobs's death, there's analysis high on the page of Apple's challenges moving forward without him. But for the sheer satisfaction of our curiosity, our top choice is the report from the national section on how Stanford Hospital's patient data wound up online.
World: You're probably tired of hearing about how and whether the euro-zone may slip into financial crisis, but the lead analysis piece actually has a unique take: That the absence of a Lehman Brothers-like catastrophe to spur dramatic action may mean a slow descent into recession that's harder to stop. Also worth a click is the report from the U.N. Security Council, where China and Russia vetoed a resolution condemning Syria.
U.S.: The lead story, on how a Stanford Hospital accidentally leaked patient data online, answers the question that's lingered around that mishap with a surprisingly basic explanation. And if you missed the news unfolding around the workplace shooting in Cupertino, California, on Wednesday, this report gives a full rundown in one place.
Business / Technology: The death of Steve Jobs dominates the section, leading with the home-page tributes linked above, but there's plenty more worth a click, including this roundup of tributes from around the world (and the web), and David Pogue's own tribute.
Sports: As the baseball playoffs continue with a win for the Cardinals over the Phillies and one for the Diamondbacks over the Brewers, you may want to skip over the game stories and take a minute reading the preview of the National Hockey League season, which gets underway on Thursday after a rough off-season that started with the Vancouver riot and included a number of player deaths, including in a plane crash in Russia that killed an entire team there.
Opinion: In the lead op-ed, El Paso county judge Veronica Escobar makes the case that the U.S.-Mexico border isn't as dangerous as it's made out to be, and that politicians such as Texas Gov. Rick Perry paint a dramatic picture of the violence there for political gain.
Arts: If you didn't hear yet, check out the lead report on the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, who just won the Nobel prize for literature. And the report from the opening night of Carnegie Hall's season, while snarky about the hall's fixation on Tchaikovsky and its own anniversary, nevertheless describes a wonderful-sounding evening with the Mariinsky Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev, and featuring solo cellist Yo-Yo Ma.