Thursday News and Open Thread
Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have reached a settlement the civil suit brought by the New York hotel housekeeper.
The U.N. has upgraded Palestine's status to that of "non-member observer state."
The 193-member U.N. body voted 138 to 9 in favor of a resolution that stops well short of conferring independence on the Palestinians, but grants their territory limited privileges as a state, including the right to join international treaty bodies. Forty-one countries abstained
Bradley Manning will be allowed to plead guilty to 7 or 8 charges carrying a possible sentence of 16 years. [More...]
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