Arizona Showdown: Justice Department officials in Washington have issued a rare threat to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio if he does not cooperate with their investigation of whether he discriminates against Hispanics, according to the Washington Post.
Mistrial: Rod Blagojevich was convicted on one count of making false statements to federal authorities Tuesday, but the jury could not reach a verdict on the 23 other counts facing the former Illinois governor, forcing the judge to declare a mistrial, Politico reports.
Prosecutor Arrested: A former Alabama assistant district attorney, who specialized in prosecuting sex crimes against minors, was arrested this week for child porn-related charges, according to CNN.
Hostile Bid: BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s largest mining company, made a hostile $40 billion takeover offer for Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc., seeking to become the biggest fertilizer producer, according to Bloomberg.
Under Investigation: A judge in Spain opened an investigation into whether Google unlawfully collected data from unsecured wireless networks while gathering photographs for Google’s photo-mapping service Street View, The New York Times reports.