Morning Links: Joran Van Der Sloot Confesses to Peru Murder, Bed Bug Bill Approved, Primaries Today in 11 States


• Joran van der Sloot, long the prime suspect in Natalee Holloway’s 2005 disappearance, has reportedly confessed to murdering Stephany Flores in Peru “after she grabbed his laptop and learned about his connection to Holloway’s disappearance.”

• In an attempt to salvage their rep, BP is buying space on search engines so they come up as the first link when searched for.

Primary elections will take place today in 11 states.

• In response to April’s Grand Street fire and its aftermath, Sheldon Silver and Daniel Squadron have pushed forward legislation to ensure that banks don’t charge victims of future disasters for access to safe deposit boxes.

• A bill requiring New York City landlords to disclose bed bug infestations got the unanimous approval of the State Assembly Housing Committee last night.

• A lawyer who once owned the North American rights to the Smurfs is now broke and in jail for an extortion plot against his son-in-law, David Blitzer. How far they fall.

• There’s a pretty heated debate going about those vintage lightbulbs you see everywhere nowadays.