Torture Probe: The Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to announce that "enhanced interrogation techniques" did not yield significant counter-terrorism breakthroughs, Reuters reports. Committee investigators said their three-year-long examination of George W. Bush administration records do not support the claim that harsh techniques, including water-boarding, produced any coups.
Apple Sanctions: Apple Inc. was sanctioned by an International Trade Commission administrative law judge for misrepresenting facts during an opening statement and in a brief, The National Law Journal reports. The judge directed Motorola Mobility to calculate the time and expenses it cost the company to respond to Apple's positions.
Hired: Beth Wilkinson, a partner in the Washington office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, will work part-time for the Federal Trade Commission to conduct an antitrust inquiry targeting Google Inc., The Wall Street Journal reports. Coverage in The New York Times is here.
Investigating: The New York Times reports the federal attorney general's office in Mexico will conduct a probe of Wal-Mart's alleged criminal exploits in that country. In his first remarks about alleged Wal-Mart bribes, Mexico President Felipe Calderón said he was "very indignant" about the case.
Smoked Out: A Dutch court today affirmed a new law that prohibits foreign tourists from buying marijuana in coffee shops, The Washington Post reports. Southern cities in the Netherlands complained about an uptick in drug-related crime.
Paid: From the Los Angeles Times: "Less than a year before the 2008 collapse of Lehman Bros. plunged the global economy into a terrifying free fall, the Wall Street firm awarded nearly $700 million to 50 of its highest-paid employees, according to internal documents reviewed by The Times."
Speaking Up: A retired Portland federal trial judge who presided over a controversial Northwest dam project is now speaking publicly about the case, The New York Times reports. The judge, James Redden, told Idaho Public Television that the dams in question should be taken down.