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."
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.
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.