Suspected Cop Killer Dead: Seattle police shot and killed Maurice Clemmons early this morning, following an intense manhunt for the the sole suspect in the murders of four Lakewood, Washington police officers, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The officers were killed as they sat in a coffee shop Sunday morning. The New York Times says that Clemmons alleged involvement in the police shootings could be trouble for possible 2012 presidential contender Mike Huckabee. While governor of Arkansas, Huckabee commuted Clemmons' prison sentence for his role in a series of burglaries and robberies that began in 1989.
War in Afghanistan: President Barack Obama plans to send an additional 34,000 troops to Afghanistan, The Washington Post reports. The new deployments, along with 22,000 troops Obama authorized early this year, would bring the total U.S. force in Afghanistan to more than 100,000. Obama will outline the details of his strategy for Afghanistan in a prime-time address tonight.
Crashing the White House: One week after crashing the state dinner for the Indian prime minister at the White House, Tareq and Michaele Salahi appeared on NBC's "Today" show to be interviewed by Matt Lauer, The Associated Press reports. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, appearing on the same program, said "I think the president really had the same reaction the Secret Service had, and that was great concern for how something like this happened."
Feds Get Tough on Foreclosures: The Treasury Department is threatening to penalize companies that don't do enough to help struggling homeowners, The Washington Post reports. Treasury's warning is part of the Obama administration's crackdown on lenders participating in its foreclosure-prevention effort and threatened to penalize companies that don't do enough to help struggling homeowners.
Bell Tolling for the Billable Hour? The long death of the billable hour may finally be at hand, according to a new survey conducted by The American Lawyer and the Association of Corporate Counsel. The survey, which received responses from 587 general counsel and chief legal officers, found that 39 percent paid law firms more money this year under alternative fee arrangements than they did in 2008.