Kind of a slow news day, but since I feel like I owe y’all a post or two, here goes:
- John Allen retires and declines Nato appointment (The Guardian) — This is the Marine general who got caught up in the Petraeus scandal, for those of you who keep track of your newsmakers that way. I thought it would be interesting to use a British version of this American story. After all, NATO affects them, too.
- Tunisia PM Hamadi Jebali resigns (BBC) — I haven’t been following this one, but it sounded important. The Beeb led with it.
- Obama Turns Up the Pressure for a Deal on Budget Cuts (NYT) — While Congress is away, the president doesn’t play, but talks about money stuff…
- AG Wilson to return contributions tied to Harrell (thestate.com) — This was the newsiest thing I could find locally. If you’ll recall, the AG has agreed to investigate the Speaker.
- Pistorius says he thought girlfriend was an intruder (AP) — This is his first public account of what happened.
- As 3-D Printing Becomes More Accessible, Copyright Questions Arise (NPR) — I just think “3D printing” sounds like a cool thing, even if I remain a little confused as to what a 3D print is. What, for instant, is it made of, chemically? Does it have insides, or is it just a shell? I don’t know… OK, the story sort of answers those questions. What it doesn’t answer is what it’s good for. Get back to me when there’s a 3D device that scans a gold bar and makes another gold bar. Made of, you know, gold…