Convention Time: The Democratic National Convention starts today. Here's ABC News' list of six things to watch for in Charlotte this week, along with five things from The Business Journals, and there are rumors that actress Betty White might have a role, says the Tampa Bay Times.
Early Voting: U.S. District Judge Peter Economus ruled that an Ohio law ending early voting for some voters but not for others is unconstitutional, the New York Times reported. The Ohio law ended in-person early voting three days before the election for all but voters except those serving in the military or living overseas.
AG Stars: Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi have rising profiles in the Republican party after leading the battle against President Barack Obama's health care reform, the Augusta Chronicle reports.
Something Tangible: Porter Hardy IV had been leading a comfortable life as a corporate lawyer when his midlife crisis hit and he decided to start brewing beer, The Virginian-Pilot reported. Hardy said he was producing "paper and nothing tangible. I wanted to produce something tangible."
Rocket Judge Dies: U.S. District Judge Shabaz, a former chief judge in the Western District of Wisconsin, died Friday at age 81, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported. His court became known as the "rocket docket" because he expected attorneys to arrive on time and be prepared.