Reason Morning Links: Lockerbie Bomber To Be Released, Election in Afghanistan, Swiss Banks Not So Secret Anymore


• Scotland may soon release Abdel Baset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, the Libyan man convicted of bombing the 1988 Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland. He has terminal prostate cancer, and may be released on compassionate grounds.

• Life expectancy in the U.S. hits a new all-time high.

• Afghans head to the polls under threats from the Taliban.

• Dealers pulling out of Cash for Clunkers, say feds are too slow to pay.

• Swiss government bends to allow Swiss bank UBS to provide IRS 4,450 cases of "client data" identifying possible tax cheats.