The straight dope: Lance Armstrong came clean last night in an 90-minute interview with Oprah Winfrey, confessing his longtime use of performance enhancing drugs during his professional cycling career. From The New York Times today: "For Armstrong, a Confession Without Explanation." The Austin-Statesman has this story: "Armstrong admits doping, says he's deeply flawed." The Washington Post has coverage here.
On the rise: From today's National Law Journal: "Patent dispute settlements between brand-name and generic drug makers jumped sharply in the past year, the Federal Trade Commission has found in a new study, warning that such deals may be anticompetitive." More coverage here and here.
Subpoenas go out Securities regulators have issued subpoenas to political research firm Marwood Group asking for information about how the outfit "was able to warn its Wall Street clients that regulators might delay approving a promising drug in the fall of 2010," The Wall Street Journal reports. The Journal said emails subpoenaed in the probe "open a rare window into a burgeoning business known as political intelligence."
Keeping her dog: "Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and her Garden City cooperative, which had clashed over a no-pet rule, have reached a settlement that allows Rice to keep Pearl, a Maltese and Yorkshire terrier mix," The New York Law Journal reports.
Way back machine: The Associated Press has this report today: "WikiLeaks case likened to Civil War espionage."
Caught on tape: Three police officers in suburban Chicago are facing federal drug charges following an undercover sting, The Chicago Tribune reports.
Guilty: A jury found a D.C. police officer guilty of killing his mistress and leaving their daughter in a hot vehicle, where she died, The Washington Post reports.