CIA Wants More Power: "The CIA is seeking authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by launching strikes against terrorism suspects even when it does not know the identities of those who could be killed, U.S. officials said."
Sudan's President Amps Up the Rhetoric: He told a crowd today, "We will not give them an inch of our country, and whoever extends his hand on Sudan, we will cut it," in response to border clashes with South Sudan.
Yesterday's Heavy Afghanistan Story, Part Two: Karzai uses the leaked photos of American soldiers posing with the bodies (and body parts) of insurgents as a reason why the troop departure timeline should be sped up.
BP Reaches Settlements in Gulf Oil Spill: It'd be "one of the largest class-action settlements in U.S. history." BP projects it will be around $7.8 billion, but "there is no cap, and the ultimate payout may be higher or lower." They also asked for a long delay in any trials over further claims. Which, if they win, means that "any trial on federal and state government pollution claims" wouldn't start until 2013.
Seattle's Archbishop Sartain Has a New Assignment: Harass some nuns! "A Vatican document praised the women religious for promoting social justice, but said they have not spoken out on issues of abortion and human sexuality."
911 Dispatcher Reprimanded: The dispatcher who answered the call from Powell's social worker has been officially reprimanded for "ask[ing] seemingly unimportant questions and fail[ing] to grasp the situation."
You Know What I'm Really Worried About, Though, in the Scheme of Things? Bikini baristas. Kitsap County tries to fence them in.
Ted Nugent to Get a Visit from the Secret Service: Over his inflammatory, sorta-President-Obama-threatening remarks.
America's Oldest Teenager: Dies of old age. (Well, a heart attack at 82, technically.)