Today’s Most Popular Stories 09.18.09

Each day, Ashley Estill surfs your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for September 18, 2009:

Washington Post: After 72 Years on the Air, ‘Guiding Light’ Fades to Black

Washington Times: EXCLUSIVE: W.H. collects Web users’ data without notice

Washington Examiner: Obama helps strengthen General Electric-Putin ties

N.Y. Times: A Soldier’s Voice Rediscovered

L.A. Times: Russia’s Putin praises Obama’s missile defense decision

USA Today: ABC: Clark texted Le to meet at lab on day of killing

CQ Politics: Is That A Pistol In Your Backpack?

The Hill: Pelosi concerned about potential for political violence like S.F. in the 1970s

Politico: Roger Mudd: Ted Kennedy recollection a ‘fantasy’

ABC News: Official: Terror Plot Suspect Admits al Qaeda Ties, May Plead Guilty

CBS News: Obama Admin: Cap And Trade Could Cost Families $1,761 A Year

Fox News: Mercury Mines are Polluting California Waterways

MSNBC News: Fed considers rules to regulate pay at banks

CNN: Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley separate

Wall Street Journal: Bankers Face Sweeping Curbs on Pay

NPR: Thousands March In Dueling Iran Protests

Roll Call: Frank Warns of Fallout Over Same-Sex Marriage Bill

National Journal: Slaughter’s Rules

Bloomberg News: CME Talks With Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley on Swaps

Gallup.Com: Most Americans Still Credit Obama for Bipartisan Efforts