Madoff Fallout: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission punished eight of its staffers over their handling of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, The Washington Post reports. The disciplinary actions didn't include any firings.
Safe: Kidnapped Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was rescued Friday in Venezuela, ESPN reports. "I didn't know if I was going to get out of it alive," Ramos said in his hometown of Valencia, Venezuela. "It was very hard for me. It was very hard for my family."
Shots Fired: U.S. Park Police are searching for a man they believe is linked to gunfire that occurred near the White House Friday night, The Associated Press reports. Police obtained an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega, who is tied to items found in a car that was abandoned after the shots were fired. Witnesses reported that they heard shots as the car and another vehicle raced by the White House on Constitution Avenue. An assault rifle was found in the abandoned car.
Power Struggle: The Connecticut Law Tribune reports on the negligence suit a hair salon owner brought against Connecticut Light & Power Co. for business he claims he lost when last month's snowstorm kept his power off for four days. “This isn’t a third world country,” owner Scott Simmons said. “Somebody had to step up to the plate.” CL&P spokeswoman Katie Blint declined to comment on the suit. But she said the electric company "understand[s] the hardship that’s been caused by this storm."
Puppy Love: The Texas Lawyer reports on a recent state supreme court decision that allows pet owners to recoup damages based on the "sentimental value" of their animal companions. The court overruled a case in which it found that plaintiffs only had a right to damages based on a pet's market value in cases related to the animal's death.