BP Fund: People and businesses seeking a lump-sum settlement from BP’s $20 billion oil spill compensation fund will most likely have to waive their right to sue not only BP, but also all the other major defendants involved with the spill, according to internal documents from the lawyers handling the fund, The New York Times reports.
Extradited: A reputed Russian arms dealer will be extradited to the United States, an appeals court in Thailand decided Friday, overturning a lower court's rejection of a U.S. extradition request and ending concern that the man dubbed the "merchant of death" would be set free, the Washington Post reports.
Clemens Indicted: Roger Clemens, the larger-than-life pitcher who appeared destined for the Baseball Hall of Fame, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington on Thursday on charges that he lied to Congress when he said he never used performance-enhancing drugs, The New York Times reports.
Holding the Line: Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said U.S. regulators won’t succumb to Wall Street efforts to weaken financial-market oversight as they implement the biggest rules overhaul since the Great Depression, Bloomberg reports.
Eat, Pray, Lobby: Elizabeth Gilbert, whose 2006 book "Eat, Pray, Love" became both a massive best-seller and a big Hollywood movie is set to visit Washington next month to lobby Capitol Hill on behalf of the Uniting American Families Act, which would give the foreign born, same-sex partners of American citizens the same rights currently enjoyed by straight couples in a similar situation, Politico reports.