Thu June 9, 2011
Arizona Wildfire Still Blazing; More Evacuations Ordered
We've already posted about:
-- A New York Times report that the U.S. is ramping up a "secret campaign" of airstrikes aimed at al-Qaida in Yemen.
-- Word from Citigroup that hackers gained access to some credit card customers' data.
-- The growing calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) to resign.
Other stories making headlines include:
-- Arizona Wildfire Continues To Spread: "The massive Wallow Fire that has ravaged hundreds of thousands of acres of forest in eastern Arizona continued to bear down on Eagar and Springerville, forcing the evacuation of 6,500 residents Wednesday. There were growing fears that the epic blaze, which has already charred about 400,000 acres of ponderosa forest, would devastate the idyllic hamlet of Greer as flames jumped containment lines and forced firefighting teams, battling to save homes and cabins, to temporarily retreat." (The Arizona Republic)
-- Goldman Sachs' Dealings With Libya Being Examined: "U.S. securities regulators are examining whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and other financial firms might have violated bribery laws in dealings with Libya's sovereign-wealth fund, according to people familiar with the matter." (The Wall Street Journal)
-- Highly Skilled Immigrants Outnumber Those With Lower Skills: "Highly skilled temporary and permanent immigrants in the United States now outnumber lower-skilled ones, marking a dramatic shift in the foreign-born workforce that could have profound political and economic implications in the national debate over immigration. This shift in America's immigration population, based on census data, is summarized in a report released Thursday by the Brookings Institution." (The Washington Post)
-- Bruins Draw Even In Stanley Cup Finals: With a 4-0 victory last night over the Vancouver Canucks, the Boston Bruins have knotted the best-of-seven Stanley Cup finals at two games apiece. (Boston Globe)