Wealth Gap: The Washington Post reports that between 1984 and 2009, the median net worth of a member of the U.S. House of Representatives more than doubled, from $280,000 to $725,000, not counting home equity.
Bang, Bang: After decades of efforts by the gun lobby to loosen state legal restrictions, it's easier than ever to carry a handgun in public in the U.S., according to a story in The New York Times. Guns are being allowed in bars, college campuses and houses of worship, all places that were once off-limits.
Going Rogue: The Wall Street Journal reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission has drawn up a new list of 100 "most wanted" hedge funds. The agency claims the funds' performance seem "too good to be true."
Hacking Cough: The computer-hacker group called "Anonymous" has struck again—this time attacking a security think tank called Stratfor, according to The Wall Street Journal. The hackers stole thousands of credit card numbers belonging to clients of the U.S.-based think tank.