Convicted: Former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V was convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday and sentenced by a jury to 26 years in prison, The Washington Post reports.
More Protection: Internet service providers need to work harder to prevent hacks, data theft and other fraud, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday, according to Reuters.
In Court: An arraignment is scheduled today for Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, who is suspected of leaking secret documents to the WikiLeaks website - the biggest intelligence leak in U.S. history, CNN reports.
Spy Probe: The mayor of New Jersey's largest city called for state authorities Wednesday to investigate a widespread spying operation conducted in Newark's Muslim neighborhoods by the New York Police Department that he characterized as "deeply offensive,” the Associated Press reports.
Smoke Signal: After years of fighting a losing battle against the state over the taxation of name-brand cigarettes sold on reservations, many New York tribes are now manufacturing their own cigarettes, arguing that because they are sovereign nations, the cigarettes they make are exempt from the state’s $4.35-a-pack excise tax, The New York Times reports.