- Viktor Bout, a Russian national known as the Merchant of Death for his far reaching arms deals across the world will learn how long he will be in prison on Thursday. His defense attorneys have asked the judge to set him free while United States prosecutor said he should be locked up for the rest of his life.
- Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four accused co-conspirators face possible imposition of the death penalty when they're tried by a U.S. military commission.
- The top aftermarket NYSE gainers Tuesday were: Gramercy Capital Corp, WellCare Helath Plans, Talbots, Accuride Corp, Cobalt International Energy and SuperValu. The top aftermarket NYSE losers were: Hovnanian Enterprises, Williams Partners, Annie's, Western Refining, Eaton Vance Municipal Income and MEMC Electronic Materials.
- Arkansas' Supreme Court struck down a state law that bans teachers from having sex with students for being unconstitutional as it applies to sex between teachers and students who are 18 or older.
- Some 18 people were killed during a fire and riot in a Honduras prison on Thursday. The incident was the latest in a long string of similar incidents in Latin America, where overcrowded prisons sometimes lead to tragedy.
- It's been more than a month since Florida teen Trayvon Martin was shot dead by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.
- The five-year court battle regarding legendary New York City philanthropist Brooke Astor's will has finally reached a settlement, according to her grandson, Philip Marshall. The settlement, which is to be filed Wednesday in Westchester County Surrogate Court, sets aside $100 million for charities. The recipients of the donations include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, New York City public schools, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller University and a number of other importa...
National Organization For Marriage Memos Reveal Plan to Drive 'Wedge' Between Black, Gay CommunitiesConfidential documents reveal the nation's leading anti-gay marriage group discussed framing President Obama as a social radical and making vocal support for traditional marriage a requirement to gaining the Republican presidential nomination.
- Huawei, China's largest equipment manufacturer, has just lost a shot at billions of dollars worth of infrastructure sales to Australia. In light of China's reputation for cyber-espionage, the Australian government has decided to block Huawei from bidding on Australia's roughly AUS$36 billion National Broadband Network project. The decision was reported on March 26.
- The Democratic senator wrote that the U.S. Justice Department, which is already investigating the death of Florida teenager Trayon Martin, has an obligation to investigate the controversial self-defense law that critics say was a factor in Martin's death.
- Companies looking for new employees continually look to social networks like Facebook to learn more about their job candidates. But since many users have made their profiles private, some employers now require applicants to submit their login information. But is this an invasion of privacy?
- Australia has blocked China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd HWT.UL from tendering for contracts in the country's $38 billion National Broadband Network (NBN) due to cyber security concerns, Huawei said on Monday.
- The Affordable Care Act arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court this week will pit two of Washington's seasoned legal minds against each other in a bout akin to Ali vs. Frazier for the legal set. Here's a look at the lawyers who will lead the historic arguments on the constitutionality of the health care measure.
- A new set of guidelines will expand the government's ability to retain data about American citizens, empowering officials to store information on U.S. residents for up to five years.
- Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi appointed a special prosecutor Thursday evening to take over the state investigation of the killing of Trayvon Martin.
- On Tuesday, three major online dating services announced that they will start screening their sites for sex offenders and other criminals. The online dating services have teamed with up the state attorney general to make their sites safer for customers. The effort to screen was brought on after numerous customers of the online dating sites were sexually assaulted.
Rick Santorum Slams Obama on Porn: Administration 'Turned A Blind Eye' to Obscenity Laws, 2012 GOP Candidate ClaimsRepublican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is attacking President Obama on porn, saying on his website the Justice Department seems to favor pornographers over children.
Grassley Demands U.S. Memo On Targeted Killings, Dismisses Holder Speech As 'CliffsNotes' ExplanationSen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the Obama administration has failed to live up to goal of being the most transparent administration ever during an executive meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee.