Morning Links: Obama Finishes Gulf Tour; California Man Seeks Bin Laden; Albany Avoids Shutdown


• President Obama will wrap up his stay in the Gulf today after visiting Florida. Tonight he will address the nation from the Oval Office to reassure us that the Gulf “will return to normal” and that BP will pay. Tomorrow, he’ll meet with BP. [ABC News]

• A 52-year-old Californian construction worker carrying a pistol and a 40-inch sword was arrested in northern Pakistan. He told investigators he was on a solo mission to kill Osama bin Laden. [AP]

• An emergency extender bill narrowly approved last night prevents government shutdown in Albany. (The budget is now 75 days past due.) [NBC NY]

• John F. Haggerty Jr., a Republican political consultant, has been accused of stealing $1.1 million from Mayor Bloomberg during the campaign last year. He allegedly used part of the money to buy his childhood home in Forest Hills. [NYT]

• A 3-year-old boy fell from an apartment window (without window guards) in the Bronx last night. He’s expected to recover. [NY1]

• Is there a secret shoe lift provision in Tom and Katie’s “marriage contract”? [NYDN]