Immigration Reform: As President Obama praised a bipartisan immigration plan during a speech in Las Vegas, disagreement emerged between the White House and Republicans that underscored the difficulty of resolving an emotive issue that has long defied a legislative fix, Reuters reports.
Stepping Down: Department of Justice Criminal Division head Lanny Breuer is stepping down on March 1st, Mike Scarcella of the National Law Journal reports. As one of the longest-serving leaders of the Criminal Division, Breuer has overseen some of the highest-profile cases in the country's history.
Happy Ending: The broad push to make MF Global customers nearly whole, a goal now surprisingly within reach, is a remarkable turnaround from the firm’s 2011 bankruptcy filing when such a recovery seemed impossible, The New York Times reports.
On the Hook: Apple Inc.'s $1.05 billion damages award against Samsung Electronics Co. from its patent-infringement trial in San Jose, California, was left intact after a judge denied Apple’s bid to increase the award, Bloomberg reports.
Guilty: Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold was convicted Tuesday of misconduct in office after a lurid trial that featured testimony about his secret sexual trysts and county employees forced to drain his catheter bag even though he could have done it himself, the Washington Post reports.