What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1218026094We’ll pay cash, thanks: Eleven people from around the world were indicted in Boston yesterday on charges they stole 41 million credit and debit card numbers. [Globe]

Was the man without an identity moved to kill? A sci-fi geek love triangle may have moved a man named Christopher Crowe Mountbatten Chichester to kill a California man in the ’80s. Officials say it might be yet another alias used by alleged kidnapper Clark Rockefeller. [Herald]

Children left behind: Two-thirds of Massachusetts’ public middle schools don’t meet federal performance goals. Experts say the state should start paying attention to these kids, instead of investing all its resources in elementary and high school students. [Globe]

Not so confident: Bay State consumers and businesses aren’t feeling very optimistic about the economy, according to two new surveys. [Herald]