Campus Rattled: The authorities have not revealed a motive in yesterday's fatal shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech, where an officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop. Investigators said the gunman killed himself after shooting the officer, Deriek Crouse, who has been a member of the force since 2007. The police have not identified the shooter.
Settling Differences: The New York Times reports on Wachovia Bank's $148 million settlements with the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve allegations the bank rigged bids in the municipal securities market. Wachovia, now a part of Wells Fargo, admits responsibility in the DOJ settlement. In the deal with the SEC, however, the bank does not admit or deny the allegations.
Dot Triple X: Registration for dot-xxx Internet sites opened this week, and many trademark holders outside the adult entertainment industry said they need to register domains to thwart others from using the marks, The National Law Journal reports.
Disclosure: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has disclosed an internal investigation into whether permitting, licensing and inspections overseas complied with U.S. anti-bribery laws. The Associated Press said Wal-Mart's disclosure in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing offered few details about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act probe.
Plea Issued: Family members of a retired FBI agent who disappeared in Iran nearly five years ago have issued a video asking the captors to announce their demands "so we can work together to bring my father home safely." The Associated Press said the video plea marks a change in strategy in the case. The federal government had earlier treated the kidnapping as a diplomatic issue and not a hostage situation. The New York Times has coverage here.
Captured: Iran is showing off on national television what it contends is a U.S. stealth drone that the government lost over Iranian airspace. American officials refused to confirm or deny that the drone in the video belongs to the U.S. government. The New York Times said the loss of an RQ-170 drone carries potential significant intelligence consequences for the United States.
Indicted: A former Nixon Peabody partner is charged in Los Angeles with helping a client shield an alleged $20 million securities fraud scheme, The AmLaw Daily reports.