Man arrested for threatening Obama's life – A 21-year-old man from Uzbekistan was indicted Tuesday in Alabama for threatening to kill President Barack Obama. The man was in the United States illegally because his student visa had been revoked, yet he was able to obtain a machine gun and a grenade, authorities said. Ulugbek Kodirov had bought the machine gun from an undercover agent at a motel in the small town of Leeds, Alabama, the Department of Justice said.
Olympic athlete kills himself – Freestyle skier Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Games, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Utah police say. The 29-year-old called police Monday night and said he was going to kill himself. He told them he was in Lambs Canyon, between Salt Lake City and Park City, a police official told CNN. Officers found him there dead at about 11:30 p.m. Peterson had competed in two Olympics, taking bronze at two straight World Junior Championships in 2000 and 2001. He picked up the nickname "Speedy" at a summer ski camp in Lake Placid, New York, in the mid-1990s, because coaches said his big helmet reminded them of the cartoon "Speed Racer." He competed in Torino, Italy, at the 2006 Winter Games.
Memphis schools to open on time – Schools in Memphis, Tennessee, will start the school year on time. The announcement comes after much controversy surrounding $55 million the city owed the schools so that they could keep operating on a normal schedule. There was talk that school openings would have to be delayed. There are approximately 103,000 students in the state's largest district, according to local reports. What's happening in Memphis mirrors a trend in the rest of the country, where schools are laying off teachers and trimming budgets due to fiscal problems related to the troubled national economy.
Debt talks – There is still no end in sight on a debt agreement. A representative from Moody's will be on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to give lawmakers a frank assessment of how bad things could get if there isn't a resolution by next week. Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey says the U.S. could lose its AAA credit rating regardless of whether an agreement is reached. Read more about what the stalemate could mean for the economy.