* U.S.: Several Gulf Coast states are preparing for the landfall of a growing oil slick caused by an offshore rig that exploded last week.
* World: Monday’s nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference at the U.N. was marked by harsh words between Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
* India: A Pakistani militant accused of collaborating in 2008's deadly attacks in Mumbai was convicted by an Indian tribunal.
* Congo: According to the U.N. the Lord's Resistance Army rebels killed 100 villagers in northern Congo two months ago.
Image – CBS News (“Workers line up orange boom getting it ready to load on boats Sunday, May 2, 2010 on Dauphin Island, Ala.”)
Online Sources- Reuters, BBC News, Voice of America, MSNBC