On the Radar: May 4, 2010

"Times Square bomb suspect nabbed at airport"
By Pete Williams, NBC News
Authorities arrested a U.S. citizen in connection with the failed bombing attempt in New York's Times Square as he tried to leave the country, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday. Continue reading
"Arrest Made in Times Square Bomb Case"
By William K. Rashbaum, Mark Mazzetti and Peter Baker, The New York Times
Federal agents and police detectives arrested a Connecticut man, a naturalized United States citizen from Pakistan, early Tuesday in connection with the failed Times Square car bombing, according to people briefed on the investigation.  Continue reading 
"Oil spill concerns turn to compensation"
By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post
Even as BP finished construction on one massive containment dome Monday and started drilling a relief well to cope with the oil leaking from crumpled pipes at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, lawmakers and Gulf Coast residents began questioning whether the company will take full responsibility for the economic losses. . .    Continue reading   
"Spill leaves energy bill in trouble"
By Jeanne Cummings, POLITICO
Backers of an energy bill that had been carefully crafted to balance the interests of business and environmentalists tried to keep a semblance of momentum Monday despite indications that the Louisiana oil spill may have dealt the final blow to the bill’s chances this year.  Continue reading 

"Experts At Odds Over How To Avoid A Nuclear Iran"
By Tom Gjelten, NPR
Obama administration officials say they are determined to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, but they struggle to say how such a program can be disrupted. Even administration critics disagree on what should be done in Iran.  Continue reading 
"Earnest Gordon Brown struggles to reach Britons drawn by charm, vows of change"
By Dan Balz and Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post
It was early Sunday evening, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the leader of the embattled Labor Party, was in the middle of a press scrum after a rally at a pub in north London. Suddenly, he became impatient with the reporters' questions. "You're only interested in the froth," he complained. Continue reading

"Supreme Court bars visitors entering through majestic front doors"
By Joan Biskupic, USA Today 
The Supreme Court announced today that after 75 years, visitors no longer will be able to enter the majestic columned building from the front doors at the top of the steps for security reasons. Continue reading
"For Obama, a non-stop juggling act"
By Jackie Calmes, The New York Times 
President Obama’s spokesman promised for a second day on Monday that the administration would “keep our boot on the throat of BP” to get the company to resolve the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Yet, hours later, the president was hosting dinner at the White House with executives of the Business Council. Among the companies represented by the corporate club: BP.   Continue reading

Posted: Tue, 05/04/2010 - 10:59am