'Biggest Honor': Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced on Saturday aboard the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va., that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) would be his running mate, The Washington Post reports. "It's gone from the surreal to the real. . . . It was the biggest honor I've ever been given in my life," Ryan said.
USA, USA: The 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London concluded on Sunday with the United States taking home the most medals, according to The New York Times. The United States secured 104 medals, 46 of which were gold. China, which followed the United States in the medal count, had 88 medals, 38 of which were gold.
Robbed: D.C. Superior Court Judge Ronna Beck and two of her friends were robbed at gunpoint on August 3 when they left the Citi Open Tennis Tournament in Rock Creek Park, NBC Washington reports. The robbers stole about $100 in cash, a key to a Lexus, purses and wallets. Neither Beck nor her friends were hurt during the robbery.
Doubled: The amount of Fortune 500 women general counsel doubled from 1999 to 2008, according to a new survey from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. “The real impact of this news, hopefully, is that it will illustrate to law firms that corporate law departments are serious about inclusion both in word and in deed, and that the time is coming when law firms need to get serious about it as well,” MCCA president Joe West told Corporate Counsel.