The legal and political troubles that WikiLeaks has encountered since publishing thousands of State Department cables in recent weeks may have troubling implications for more traditional media outlets, advocates of free Internet expression warn.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is sitting in a British jail, facing possible extradition to Sweden on sex charges -- and, potentially, extradition to the U.S. on espionage charges as well.
One person has been arrested in Maryland for allegedly plotting to blow up a military recruitment center, the Associated Press reports. It appears the arrest was part of a sting operation and that the public was not in any danger, NPR's Dina Temple-Raston says.
She reports that "surveillance of the young man began in October. That's when he allegedly struck up a conversation with an FBI source and said he wanted to attack U.S. military personnel. The FBI ended up providing an inert device that the suspect thought was a bomb for the attack."
Sen. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, has suggested that The New York Times should be investigated for publishing classified diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.
"To me The New York Times has committed at least an act of bad citizenship, but whether they have committed a crime -- I think that bears a very intense inquiry by the Justice Department," Lieberman told Fox News on Tuesday.
Update at 4:45 p.m. ET: "A federal judge denied George Jakubec's request to suspend plans to burn down his North County house, which is scheduled to be destroyed Thursday morning," the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
So, it adds:
"Plans are still on track to set fire to the home authorities say is filled with explosive chemicals about 9 a.m. Thursday."
"The U.S. Senate this morning unanimously approved the first of four articles of impeachment against New Orleans federal Judge (G.) Thomas Porteous, removing him from his lifetime seat on the federal bench and denying him his $174,000 annual pension," the New Orleans Times-Picayune writes.