Gulf Oil: The Justice Department today is expected to seek to join civil lawsuits stemming from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the first major federal legal action in the disaster, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Person of the Year: Time magazine names Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg its Person of the Year.
Not Employees: FedEx Corp. drivers were found by a judge to be independent contractors in a nationwide series of lawsuits claiming the company treats them as employees and owes them full benefits, Bloomberg reports.
ICC Indictment: The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is seeking to indict several high-ranking Kenyan politicians, including the finance minister and a former national police chief, for crimes against humanity in what he calls an orchestrated campaign to displace, torture, persecute and kill civilians during Kenya’s election crisis in 2007 and early 2008, The New York Times reports.
Site Blocking: The U.S. Air Force has blocked employees from visiting media websites carrying leaked WikiLeaks documents, including the New York Times and the Guardian, Reuters reports.
Budget Impact: The Securities and Exchange Commission is slowing the pace of some investigations and routine inspections as part of a belt-tightening caused by the budget impasse in Congress, according to The Wall Street Journal.