Sentenced: The former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for his involvement during Sierra Leone's civil war, reports The New York Times. He is the first former head of state to be convicted by an international tribunal since the Nuremberg trials after World War II.
Solved?: Police caught a break in a 1975 Montgomery County, Md. murder when the alleged suspect walked into the sherriff's office to clear up what he thought was a minor warrant. Bobby Coley is accused of being a hit man in the murder of Leopold Chromak, reports The Washington Post. But Chromak has not been heard of or seen since 1975. No body was ever found.
Bankruptcy: Dewey & LeBoeuf is trying to push its bankruptcy proceedings swiftly. Our sister publication, Am Law Daily has all the details from Wednesday's proceedings.
Call It What It Is: The Food and Drug Administration rejected the name change of high fructose corn syrup to "corn sugar," Associated Press reports. The Corn Refiners Association, which pushed for the name change, is also running a marketing campaign to persuade consumers that high fructose corn syrup and granular sugar have the same nutritional value. That, in turn, prompted its own lawsuit by the Sugar Association.