Morning headlines: Thursday, May 19

Updated

Here’s a look at stories we’re following right now. What are you reading this morning?

Perhaps this is no surprise, but Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned. Will this financial ‘rock star’ take over?

Al-Qaida has released some posthumous bin Laden audio.

An Afghan prisoner at Gitmo dies in an apparent suicide.

The president will make a speech today, and he will use it to defend new sanctions on Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Get your very own Barack Obama birth certificate T-shirt and mug. Seriously.

Newt Gingrich’s press secretary blasts the media for its portrayal of Newt’s past few days. And it is amazing.

And last but not least: Forbes ranks Lady Gaga as the most powerful celebrity in the world.

Morning headlines: Thursday, May 19

Updated