IMF Chief Held In New York Jail; More Louisiana Flooding

May 17, 2011

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund is staying in a jail cell in New York's Rikers Island compound. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid and according to USA Today, will stay there until his next court date Friday.

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal says floodwater is moving more slowly than expected through the Morganza Spillway down the Mississippi River. He warns people must still evacuate to escape the rising water, according to the New Orleans Times Picayune. The AP notes President Obama visited river flooding victims in Memphis on Monday, on a quick trip first planned to congratulate graduates of Booker T. Washington High School.

Irish security teams defused a bus bomb in Dublin before Queen Elizabeth arrived for a state visit, according to the BBC. A second suspicious package nearby was a hoax. The Guardian notes this is the first state visit by a British monarch to Ireland, and the operation to keep her and Prince Philip safe has been meticulous and expensive.

The NFL's lockout of players continues. NPR's Tom Goldman tells NPR Newscasts the NFL owners won the latest legal round with a federal appeals panel to keep the lockout in place until a full appellate panel can hear the case next month. Tom adds NFL owners and players are talking for the first time in a month over their expired labor contract - the dispute that triggered the lockout.

And the Los Angeles Times reports former Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had a child with a member of his household staff a decade ago. The staffer retired after spending 20 years with the family. Schwarzenegger gave the Times a statement, saying he broke the news to his wife, Maria Shriver, after leaving office this year. Shriver and Schwarzenegger announced last week they were separating. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit