Drake Strikes Deal: Thomas Drake, a former National Security Agency official who was facing 10 felony charges related to the use of classified information, has agreed to plead guilty to a minor charge, The New York Times reports.
NRC Slammed: The Wall Street Journal reports on a new report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's inspector general, who found that Chairman Gregory Jaczko "strategically" withheld information from his colleagues about Nevada's Yucca Mountain.
Another Police Probe: The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the Portland, Oregon, police are engaged in a "pattern or practice" of civil rights violations relating to officers' use of force, The Oregonian reports.
Convictions in Death of Journalist: A jury convicted two men of first-degree murder in the slaying of journalist Chauncey Bailey, who was shot to death to cut short his investigation into the finances of a controversial business, The Associated Press reports.
Seal Shootings: Federal officials are investigating the shooting deaths of five adult gray seals on Cape Cod beaches, The Boston Globe reports.