Obamas Arrive at Buckingham Palace; Joplin Tornado Death Toll Reaches 116; Rape Trial Jurors Want to Review Testimony


• President Obama and Michelle have arrived at Buckingham Palace, where they got a 41-gun salute, were serenaded with the Star-Spangled Banner, and met with the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla, and, privately, with Prince William and Kate Middleton. [NYP]

• The death toll from the weekend’s tornado in Joplin, Missouri, has risen to 116, making it the deadliest single tornado in nearly 60 years. Search and rescue teams continue to work to find survivors. [Seattle PI/AP]

• Yesterday, the fourth day of deliberations on the rape trial of two NYPD cops, the jury asked to review the accuser’s testimony. Today marks the fifth day of deliberations, and the readback will begin when court opens at 9:30 a.m. [NBC NY]

• The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan is investigating whether the lack of wheelchair-accessible taxis in the city is a violation to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Taxicab owners are currently not required to operate wheelchair-accessible vehicles, and the “Taxi of the Future” doesn’t provide access, either. [NYT]

• A multimillion-dollar Staten Island gambling ring has been busted by the NYPD, who arrested Joseph Stentella, 56, in association with it. [The Advance]

Twitter has acquired TweetDeck for more than $40 million in a mix of cash and stock. [CNN]

• Is “Magnet Boy” a hoax? Don’t disappoint us, Magnet Boy. [AOL]