FIRST LOOK: Former News of the World chief arrested in phone-hacking scandal

Zachary Roth

Welcome to First Look, our daily roundup of early-bird news:

• Andy Coulson, the former editor of the The News of the World who was also a top aide to British PM David Cameron, was arrested over allegations of phone-hacking. (The New York Times)

• Speaker John Boehner is backing President Obama's call for a far-reaching plan to cut the deficit--but agreement on the details remains far off. (The Washington Post)

• In a move likely to strain relations with Mexico, Texas executed Humberto Leal Garcia, a Mexican citizen whose prosecution for rape and murder broke U.S. treaty obligations. (AP)

• A comprehensive state-by-state report titled 'F as in Fat' shows that obesity just keeps getting worse. (The Los Angeles Times)

• A Michigan man wanted for killing seven people, including his daughter, shot himself during a standoff with police. (AP)

• A firefighter and baseball fan fell to his death while trying to catch a ball tossed into the stands at a Texas Rangers game. (USA Today)