Congressional Ethics Probe: House ethics investigators have been examining more than 30 lawmakers and several aides on issues related to defense lobbying and corporate influence peddling, according to a confidential House ethics committee report prepared this summer and obtained by The Washington Post.
Hogan-Lovells Talks: Also in The Post is a quick look at the ongoing merger discussions between Hogan & Hartson and U.K.-based Lovells. Peter Zeughauser of the Zeughauser Group is advising Lovells.
A President Returned: The de facto government of Honduras has reached a deal that would allow the country's deposed president Manuel Zelaya to return to office, The New York Times reports. The deal would allow Zelaya to serve out the remaining three months of his term.
Deferred, Sort Of: Kaye Scholer is taking an interesting approach to its deferred associates, The New York Law Journal reports. The firm plans to split up its incoming first-year deferred associates, with half working on pro bono work for a reduced salary.
In International News: Now wouldn't this be fun to prosecute? Reuters reports that Bulgarian prosecutors are investigating a new gambling game, dubbed Russian Road Roulette, in which drivers defy death by speeding through red lights for bets of up to $7,400.