- A recent UN report finds "systematic" torture of detainees handed over to Afghan custody. The Pentagon says it will investigate.
- In Sirte, Libya, NTC fighters say they are tightening the noose around Qaddafi.
- Al-Qaeda has confirmed that Anwar al-Awlaki was killed by a U.S. drone strike.
- In Greece austerity measures sound easy on paper, but require a big cultural shift.
- Russian PM (and future president, again?) Vladimir Putin is in China to work on bilateral agreements between the two massive neighbors. Meanwhile, according to an upper house official Russia's recent veto of a UN resolution against Syria doesn't constitute a "carte blanche" for the Syrian government to do whatever they want.
- Though technically over, the feeling of recession persists and anemic job numbers are met with enthusiasm. But the markets did have a good day yesterday. Meanwhile, those ads by the American Petroleum Institute exaggerate the job creation we'd see if regulations were lifted. They also don't mention anything about the environmental consequences.
- The Occupy Wall Street protests continue and the DC offshoot is working with the National Park Service to prolong their stay in Freedom Plaza.
- If a hero needs a villain, Democrats have found their villain in the personage of Rep. Eric Cantor.