Here are the most important news items I know about at this hour. Again, we’re talking Japan, Libya and Bahrain:
- US raises alarm over Japan atomic crisis (BBC) — While Tokyo is trying to control the situation, the U.S. is suggesting it needs to do more.
- Qaddafi Forces Attack Rebel Stronghold in West (NYT) — Rebels claim some gains, but the initiative seems to remain with the bad guy.
- Bahrain Forces Drive Out Protesters (WSJ) — This one continues to be nasty, and scary. Several were killed.
- CIA contractor Raymond Davis freed after ‘blood money’ payment (WashPost) — Well, I guess that’s one way to settle it.
- Haley dumps Moore (The State) — Yep, both of these SC stories (this one and the one that follows) are old now, but I didn’t have them in time for yesterday’s page, so they’re making this one.
- Hospital: No one here filled out application for Haley (thestate.com) — The developing story of how the governor, in 2007, apparently told a prospective employer that she made $125,000, but told the IRS her pay was $22,000.