"Citigroup has acknowledged that a computer breach may have given hackers access to the data of hundreds of thousands of bank card customers," The Financial Times reports. It adds that "the U.S. bank on Wednesday revealed details of the breach, which it said it discovered in early May through routine monitoring, after being questioned by the Financial Times."
A policeman pulled over Robert McIntosh in Boulder, Colo., because he was driving 21 mpr over the limit in a school zone. McIntosh cursed at the officer, who then arrested him. But McIntosh won an out-of-court settlement for $21,000.
The drumbeat started Wednesday afternoon, as our colleague Frank James reported over at It's All Politics: "Congressional Democrats are starting to come forward with public calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner to give up his House seat."
Mark Wilkinson of Birmingham, England, may have invited a bit of bad luck when he named his used 16-foot cabin cruiser Titanic 2. When the boat returned to harbor from its maiden voyage, it sank. The harbormaster took Titanic 2 in tow, and pulled Wilkinson out of the water.
Linda Wertheimer talks to Simon Johnson, the former chief economist at the IMF, about the debate over who should run the organization. For 65 years, the head of the International Monetary Fund has been chosen from industrialized Europe. Dominique Strass-Kahn of France recently resigned as head of the IMF after being arrested on charges he sexually assaulted a hotel maid in Manhattan.
A raging wildfire in eastern Arizona could engulf a pair of transmission lines that supply electricity to hundreds of thousands of people in New Mexico and Texas. The fire has already forced thousands of people from their homes. For the latest developments, Steve Inskeep speaks with Sergeant Richard Gwynn of the Apache County Sheriff's Office in eastern Arizona.
Rumors about peace talks between the U.S. and the Afghan Taliban have been simmering even as the summer fighting season heats up. While the substance of any talks remain unconfirmed, the United Nations may take action this month to clear away obstacles to a political settlement. U.N. officials say they want to be ready to take advantage of any opportunity for a breakthrough even in the midst of heavy fighting.
The world has changed in many ways the last few months, but one thing remains the same: Moammar Gadhafi is still in power in Libya's capital. Diplomats including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are gathering in the Persian Gulf city of Abu Dhabi to search for a way to remove him.