High Court Pitch: The U.S. Supreme Court is ever more likely to review, in its upcoming term, the constitutionality of the Obama administration's health care reform law. The National Law Journal reports the Justice Department has asked the high court to examine a ruling in August in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit struck down a key provision of the law. More coverage here.
Unsolved: Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. is asking for the public's help for clues to solve the murder of assistant U.S. attorney Thomas Wales. The Seattle Times reports on the $1 million reward in the case, one that has frustrated the authorities for years.
Accused:A Massachusetts man is accused of plotting a drone attack on the Pentagon and Capitol, The Washington Post reports. The authorities arrested the man in an undercover sting.
More Treatment: Jared Loughner, the man charged in the Arizona shooting rampage that killed six people, including a federal judge, will undergo four more months of treatment in a psychiatric center. Loughner's attorneys had been calling on the trial judge to end any additional effort, through treatment, to make Loughner understand the charges against him.
Thriller Night: The Cardinals of St. Louis soundly grabbed a playoff spot, and the Tampa Bay Rays edged past the Red Sox in the standings to claim an after-season post in a wild, wild night of baseball. More coverage here.