From The NY Times:

From Yahoo News

  • Girl charged with slapping Prince Charles with flower:

      Alina Lebedeva struck the prince with the long-stemmed flower Thursday as he stopped during a walk in downtown Riga to speak with a group of children. “I’m against the Afghan war,” she said in Russian to reporters as police took her away. . .

      Prince Charles had stopped to talk with children waving British flags when the thin, red-haired teen-ager, appearing calm, leaned over and struck him. The girl turned and walked slowly away, saying, “Britain’s the enemy of the world,” as armed guards grabbed her and escorted her to a police van. . .

  • Amtrak told to plan liquidation – This is really bad timing to talk about cutting rail service. I think instead Congress should be giving them some major subsidies. (I’d rather give a public-owned railroad more money than the blank check we gave corporate-owned airlines.