In United States news: Paulson admits bank merger threat. Apparently Paulson thinks that deciding not to take on assets that would hurt a company's financial interests has "no reasonable legal basis and which would show a lack of judgment." I assume, of course, that BBC is not misquoting him.
In Northern Virginia news: Faith, and Friendliness, Helped in Hostage Crisis
Technology and healthcare: Cisco, UnitedHealth team up to build a national network for virtual doctor visits
And finally, a look back in time at internet technologies:
CompuServe, Prodigy et al.: What Web 2.0 can learn from Online 1.0