The Morning Cram [i spy edition]

Aug 22, 2013

From NPR: The NSA says it's only examining traffic information, not the content of Americans' phone calls. How much can that information tell you? Quite a lot, and in some ways it's more useful than actual content. NPR's Larry Abramson learns what analysts can discover about his life and contacts just by looking at his Gmail account.

Kentucky: Two statehouse staffers, Cassaundra Cooper and Yolanda Costner, accuse Democratic Representative John Arnold of sexual assaults and harassment which dates back to 2010. The Kentucky House has adopted new boundaries for its 100 members, but not without some lawmaker grumbling. Wickliffe’s Two Rivers Fishery has shipped its first of many loads of Asian carp on Tuesday, and it’s going to China. The Kentucky Supreme Court will soon decide whether Instant Racing is similar to betting on live racing or illegal gambling. Law enforcement in Oak Grove is receiving $19,000 dollars for body armor and stun devices.

Illinois: Gov. Pat Quinn announced $4 million in grants yesterday for 121 city and county emergency agencies.