Tue July 5, 2011
Strauss-Kahn May Face Charges In France
If you're just catching up on things after enjoying a long weekend, here's a quick recap of stories we've already posted about and other headlines:
-- " 'Go To Work!' Minnesotans Vent As State Government Shutdown Continues."
-- " 'NYT': Pakistani Spy Agency Ordered Journalist's Killing, U.S. Believes."
-- " 'Global Race' Under Way To Develop Drones, 'Washington Post' Reports."
Other top stories:
-- "Strauss-Kahn To Face New Sex Charges In France": "Just as pressure on former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is easing in New York, it is ramping up in Paris. A young novelist, who says Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her during an interview in 2003, is officially bringing charges against him [in France]. Strauss-Kahn's lawyers announced he will counter-sue for defamation of character." (Morning Edition)
-- "Search Continues In Mexico For 7 U.S. Tourists After Fishing Boat Sinks": "The U.S. Coast Guard and Mexican Navy are scouring the Sea of Cortez by boat and helicopter in a continuing effort to locate the seven U.S. tourists still missing after the sinking of a charter boat off the coast of Mexico Sunday. One U.S. tourist died." (ABC News' Good Morning America)
-- "Rising River Complicates Exxon Oil Spill Cleanup": "The initial cleanup along the oil-fouled Yellowstone River could be tested Tuesday as rising waters make it harder for Exxon Mobil Corp. to get to areas damaged by the crude spilled from a company pipeline. ... [A] 12-inch pipeline burst Friday upstream from a refinery in Billings, where it delivered 40,000 barrels of oil a day. Up to 1,000 barrels, or 42,000 gallons, of crude oil oozed into the legendary Yellowstone before the leak was stopped, according to Exxon Mobil estimates." (The Associated Press)
-- "What To Know" About Roger Clemens' Trial: "Jury selection will begin on Wednesday in U.S. v. Roger Clemens, a trial that could close the door on the steroid era in baseball and lead to arguably the best pitcher in the last 30 years being sentenced to prison." Sports law professor Michael McCann "breaks down what to expect." (Sports Illustrated)
-- Jury Deliberations Continue In Casey Anthony Trial: "The 12 jurors who will determine Casey Anthony's fate returned briefly to the Orange County Courthouse [this morning] before resuming their deliberations in the murder trial. ... Anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie, in the summer of 2008." The case has gotten substantial coverage on the cable news networks. (Orlando Sentinel)