Derivatives Regulation: Senate Democrats, resisting a last-ditch lobbying push from big Wall Street firms, are moving toward a sweeping revamp of financial regulation that would squeeze banks' lucrative derivatives-trading business, according to The Wall Street Journal.
New Abortion Ban: Gov. Dave Heineman of Nebraska signed a law on Tuesday banning most abortions 20 weeks after conception or later on the theory that a fetus, by that stage in pregnancy, has the capacity to feel pain, according to the New York Times.
Investigation in West Virginia: The Mine Safety and Health Administration manager who was criticized for weak oversight of a mine where an explosion occurred in 2006 will investigate the West Virginia accident at Upper Big Branch mine where 29 workers were killed, the Washington Post reports.
First Step: A onetime aide to former Rep. Eric Massa has filed a complaint with the congressional Office of Compliance, raising the specter that Massa’s case could end up in the legal sphere, according to Politico.
More Toyota Troubles: Toyota Motor Corp. asked Lexus dealers in North America to halt sales of GX 460 sport-utility vehicles after Consumer Reports labeled the model a “safety risk,” the magazine’s first such designation in nine years, Bloomberg reports.