Host of Challenges: Three hours after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, a car bomb tore through a crowded market place, killing more than 80 people and injuring 160 more, The New York Times reports. The attack underscores the challenges of Clinton's mission in a country that has grown skeptical of Washington's long-term commitment.
The Astro-Spy: The Washington Post explores the case of Stewart Nozette, a brilliant NASA astronomer who was indicted earlier this month on two counts of attempted espionage. Nozette has been accused of giving sensitive
government information to an undercover FBI agent posing as an Israeli
Pushed to the Limit: If the spread of H1N1 or Swine Flu begins to keep more Americans homes from school and work, some government officials warn that it could overwhelm Internet networks, The Washington Post reports. The Government Accountability Office said in a report released earlier this week that if the flu reaches a pandemic, a surge in telecommuting and children logging on to watch videos and play games could bog down local networks.
To Cut or Not to Cut: Treasury Department pay czar Kenneth Feinberg has made sharp cuts to total compensation at the finance and auto companies under his control, but he substantially increased one element -- regular salaries, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Journal says move reflects the complexity of regulating something that mixes politics and economics.
Leaking Info: Attorney Gil Cornblum, who was accused of leaking insider information while an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York in the 1990s and as a partner in Dorsey & Whitney's Toronto office from 2004 to 2008, was found dead Monday in an apparent suicide. The New York Law Journal reports that according to a complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, allegedly gave his former law school classmate Stanko Grmovsek material, non-public information on about 40 mergers and acquisitions that he learned about while on the job at both law firms.