Kidnap Questions: Euphoria over the rescue of three Ohio woman from a decade-long kidnapping ordeal gave way to questions of how their captivity inside a house on a residential street in Cleveland went undetected for so long, Reuters reports.
Pipeline Protest: Much of the opposition to the $5.3 billion Keystone XL pipeline has centered in Nebraska, where Jane Kleeb, the head of Bold Nebraska, is working to organize families along the 274-mile route through the state, Bloomberg reports.
Second Chance: Mark Sanford, the former Republican governor of South Carolina whose political career imploded after an extramarital affair, won a special election to fill a vacant House seat that he once occupied, CNN reports.
Domestic Servitude: A Prince George’s County woman was sentenced to 12 months in prison Tuesday for harboring a Filipina immigrant, the Washington Post reports. But the judge, Deborah Chasanow, chose not to consider involuntary servitude as an aggravating factor in the case.
Pension Advance Investigation: New York’s top banking regulator has begun an investigation into pension advance firms, examining whether the companies have flouted state usury laws and whether the loans violate a federal law that restricts how military pensions can be used, The New York Times reports.