The American ambassador to Libya and three other Americans have been killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The German Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that the European Stability Mechanism is constitutional and that the German parliament must approve any future increases to bailout contributions. The teachers' strike in Chicago enters its third day with no sign of a forthcoming deal. Union leaders are meeting this morning to review the most recent offer from the school board. President of the European Commission Jose Barroso has called for the European Union to become a "Federation of nation states" in a speech to the European Parliament. The Obama administration is distancing itself from comments that came out of the American embassy in Cairo that apologized for anti-Muslim activity in the U.S. At least 246 are dead after a factory fire in Karachi, Pakistan.
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