Heading Out: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the first top state official to visit Burma in 50 years when she takes a two-day trip to the Southeast Asian country in December, The Washington Post reports.
Keep Out: New York State's family courts system remains essentially closed to the public despite orders more than a decade ago opening up proceedings to the public, The New York Times reports. Officials and security officers routinely ignore the state's open-courts rule.
Accused: Lawyers for the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers are suing Fox Sports, saying the broadcaster has interfered with the a plan to sell the team, The National Law Journal reports. The Dodgers want to sell the team's future broadcast rights through a planned auction. Fox holds a contract to broadcast Dodgers' games.
Prop 8: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit can now proceed with its review of the merits of California's dispute over gay marriage rights. The Recorder reports the state's Supreme Court unanimously ruled proponents of a gay marriage ban have legal standing to appeal even though state officials are refusing to defend the law.
Reopened: Homicide detectives in Los Angeles said they are reopening their investigation into the 1981 drowning death of actress Natalie Wood. Wood died in waters off Southern California after spending several hours drinking with her husband, Robert Wagner, and actor Christopher Walken.
Charged: The Idaho man whom the authorities say opened fire on the White House, trying to kill President Obama, will be charged in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia with attempted assassination. The man, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, made his first appearance in Pittsburgh federal district court yesterday.
Rebuilding: The Washington Post profiles Harold "P-Nut" Hill on his effort to rebuild his life after killing a man twenty-four years ago. A report published yesterday examined unemployment woes gripping former inmates in the District.
Discretion: Immigration officials said they are reviewing all incoming cases in immigration court to speed up the removal of criminal aliens and prevent low-priority cases from jamming the system, The Wall Street Journal reports. Critics have assailed the Obama administration for not doing enough to avoid deporting residents who don't have criminal records.