Pirates: U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith ruled that the United States can prosecute three Somalis accused of pirating a yacht and killing four Americans, because the attack took place in international waters, The Associated Press reports.
Facebook: U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg gave preliminary approval to a negotiated settlement of a class-action lawsuit over Facebook's use of its members' names and photos in online advertising, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Nominees: President Barack Obama has received four recommendations for U.S. Attorney in Chicago: Jonathan Bunge, Zachary Fardon, Lori Lightfoot and Gil Soffer, the Chicago Tribune reports. "Each can fill the big shoes left by Patrick Fitzgerald and lead the office with independence, integrity and distinction," said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)
Videos: U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald declined to order the removal of an anti-Muslim video on YouTube.com, the request of an actress who says she was duped into a starring role, Reuters reports.
Exotics: District Judge George Smith ruled that the Humane Society of the United States can help defend Ohio's new law regulating exotic animals in a lawsuit in the Southern District of Ohio, The Associated Press reports.