The erotic trilogy is popular among inmates at Guantanamo Bay.(Photo: Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images)
Student left in DEA cell to get $4 million from Justice Dept.
The Justice Department will pay $4.1 million to a California college student left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell for four days without food or water last year, two people familiar with the case told the Associated Press. Daniel Chong, 23, was detained in an April 2012 drug raid in San Diego and left in the 5-by-10-foot windowless holding cell. He said he drank his own urine to stay alive and tried to write a farewell message to his mother with his own blood.
Central bank week
Central bankers from around the globe are in the spotlight this week with a spate of key meetings that could shed fresh light on whether the stimulus spigot is starting to close or will remain open. Not only is the Federal Reserve wrapping up its two-day meeting on monetary policy today, both the Bank of England and the European Central Bank are meeting Thursday.
Hot at Guantanamo: 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
At the most secure and secretive prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, the most popular figures among the world's most notorious terror suspects are the world's kinkiest characters - Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. For anyone in solitary confinement, they are the protagonists of the erotic Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, the most popular library books among the "high-value detainees" at Camp Seven, Rep. Jim Moran, a Virginia Democrat, told The Huffington Post. "They've read the entire series in English, but we were willing to translate it," Moran said after returning from a congressional tour of Camp Seven on the U.S. Navy base in Cuba. "I guess there's not much going on, these guys are going nowhere, so what the hell."
The sentencing hearing of Bradley Manning begins. The Army private who sent hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. government documents to WikiLeaks was found not guilty on Tuesday of the most serious charge against him - aiding the enemy - but guilty of several other charges at a military trial in Fort Meade, Md. He faces a potential 128 years in prison if he receives the maximum sentence for the charges on which he was convicted.
President Robert Mugabe is hoping to hold onto power as Zimbabweans go to the polls. Mugabe has been the boss of the troubled African nation since 1980, but was forced to share power with rival Morgan Tsvangirai - the current prime minister - following the last election five years ago.