- 127 people are charged in a massive anti-Mafia sweep.
- Obama taps Jeff Immelt, CEO of his longtime ally General Electric, to head his Council of Jobs and Competitiveness.
- South Korea agrees to talks with North Korea, fights pirates from Somalia.
- Blackwater founder Erik Prince wants a foothold in Somalia too.
- A political spying scandal in the U.K. takes a strange turn.
- A farmer challenges Canada's raw milk regulations.
- Policymakers ponder allowing states to go bankrupt.