Snapped: The soldier who is detained in the killing 16 Afghan villagers was suffering from stress rooted in his fourth combat tour, The New York Times reports. A senior American official said the solider, whose name has not been released, "just snapped." The soldier's family has retained Seattle attorney John Henry Browne, who recently defended Colton Harris-Moore, better known as the Barefoot Bandit.
Confirmed: Two newly confirmed federal judges will join the benches in the Central District of California and in the Northern District of West Virginia after the Senate yesterday overwhelmingly voted to confirm the pair, The National Law Journal reports. Congressional leaders this agreed to a deal to move some nominees through.
Probed: The Wall Street Journal reports Google Inc. faces new privacy probes over the company's now-discontinued practice of bypassing privacy settings on iPhone's Safari web browser. The Federal Trade Commission is looking into whether Google's actions ran afoul of a settlement with the government last year.
Poised: A federal appeals court in Manhattan is poised to reject U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff's refusal to approve a $285 million settlement between Citibank Global Markets Inc. and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The New York Law Journal reported the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit is concerned the trial judge did not show proper deference to the SEC's judgment that the deal with the bank did not cut against the public interest.
Bicycle Rights! The film industry is complaining about a neon-green 1.5-mile strip of Spring Street in Los Angeles that is dedicated for bicyclists, The Los Angeles Times reports. Filmmakers use Spring Street as a stand-in for other cities. Producers say the eye-catching green makes it a challenge to use Spring as a fake Manhattan street.