Police Search Gizmodo Computers for iPhone Information

Police seized the computers and servicers of a Gizmodo editor Friday in an investigation on an iPhone prototype the news service purchased.

Police officers entered the home of Jason Chen's Fremond, Calif. home with a warrant that said a felony crime was being investigated, CNET News reported.

Gizmodo is owned by Gawker media, who last week purchased what they believe to be a lost prototype of the iPhone 4G for $5,000, CNET News reported.

California law states the government cannot force journalists to disclose sources, or seize material from a journalist, Wired reported.

Jennifer Granick, a civil liberties director at Electronic Frontier Foundation told Wired that Chen should have been protected for a warrant by state and federal laws.

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that female Wal-Mart employees can go forward with a class action lawsuit for sexual discrimination.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco gave a 6 to 5 decision in a decade-long battle over the right for the women to sue, the Washington Post reported. Wal-Mart said it will ask the Supreme Court to review the case.

The original 2001 lawsuit accuses Wal-Mart of paying women less than men, giving women smaller raises and promoting them less frequently, the New York Times Reported.

The class consists of women who worked at 3,4000 Wal-Mart stores since 2001, which some estimate to be over 1 million women, the Washington Post reported. Wal-Mart estimates the number to be roughly 500,000.

The plaintiffs said 65 percent of Wal-Marts hourly employees were women, but only 33 percent of the company's managers were women., the New York Times reported.

Twin of Poland's Former President To Run For President

Jaroslaw Kaczynkski, the twin brother of Poland's former President Lech Kaczynki, has named himself a candidate for president.

Lech Kaczynki died in an April 10 plane crash in Russia, along with many other senior members of Poland's government., the BBC said.

Jaroslaw Kaczynkski served as Prime Minister to Polan, and has been expected to follow in his brother's footsteps following the crash, The Independent said.

The brothers were the founding members of the Law and Justice party in 2001, the BBC reported. Jaroslaw Kaczynkski wants to continue his brother's presidential mission.

Acting President Bronislaw Komorowski is currently favored to win the election, with Jaroslaw Kaczynkski expected to receive no more than 25 percent of the country's vote, The Independent reported.

Karl Rove Speaks at University of Minnesota

Karl Rove, who served as senior advisor to former President George W. Bush spoke at the University of Minnesota Thursday.

Rove spoke to an audience of about 100 people hosted by the University of Minnesota College Republicans, the Minnesota Daily reported.

In his speech, Rove criticized President Obama and discussed the 2008 election, health care reform and the conservative voices on college campuses, the Minnesota Daily reported.

Rove spoke for an hour, but only allowed news cameras for five minutes of his speech, saying he wanted to focus on the students and not the media, Kare 11 reported.

Rove was interrupted a few times during his speech by student protestors, including one who made up a rap, Kare 11 reported.

Como Zoo Gorilla Dies

Gordy, one of three adult male gorillas at St. Paul Como Zoo died last Monday.

Zoo officials say the cause of Gordy's death is unknown pending an autopsy report, the Star Tribune reported.

Zoo staff found Gordy collapsed and unresponsive, and tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate the gorilla with chest compressions and a dose of epinephrine, Fox 9 News reported.

The most common cause of death among gorillas is heart disease, and the average lifespan is between 25 and 35 years, Fox 9 News reported. Gordy was 23.

Gordy arrived at the Como Zoo in 1991, after living at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, the Star Tribune said.

SEC Sues Goldman Sachs

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued Goldman Sachs on Friday for investor fraud.

Goldman allegedly created and sold derivatives tied to high-risk subprime mortgages, and then profited by betting against those loans, the New York Times reported.

The SEC estimates that Goldman Sachs made $15 million by defrauding investors, and they could have to pay up to three times that amount if they lose the lawsuit, according to a Time blogger.

In repose to the lawsuit, Democratic lawmakers are putting pressure on Republicans to support a recent Obama administration proposal to increase Wall Street oversight, the New York Times reported.

Goldman Sachs stock fell more than 12% after the SEC announcement, according to a Time.

Iran Dubs U.S. 'Atomic Criminal'

The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called the U.S. an "atomic criminal" at a Tehran conference on nuclear disarmament.

Ayatolla Khamenei said the U.S. is the world's only atomic criminal in a message that was read by an aide at the conference, the BBC reported.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad then called on the International Atomic Energy Agency, a UN division, to suspend the country, the BBC reported.

He told the conference that the use of nuclear weapons is prohibited by Islamic law, the BBC reported.

Ahmadinejad also argued that the U.S. has taken no significant measures to disarm itself of nuclear weapons, despite being against weapons proliferation, the China Post reported.

Minneapolis Adopts New Parking Meter System

The City of Minneapolis is planning on installing a new parking meter system.

6,800 new parking meters will be installed by 2010 that will allow drivers to pay for parking with coins, credit cards or smart cards, the Minnesota Daily reported.

The new meters will also send electronic messages to meter monitors letting them know when they are expired, the Star Tribune reported.

The upgrade will begin in September and will cost $6.6 million, the Star Tribune reported.

The current meters are almost 20 years old, according to the Minnesota Daily.

Major U.S, Airlines Will Not Charge For Carry-On Bags

Six Major U.S. Airlines have stated they do not have plans to charge passengers for carry-on bags.

The statements from the airlines come in response to a recent announcement by Spirit Airlines announcement that they will charge up to $45 for each carry-on bag, the Associated Press reported.

The six airlines, Sun Country, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways and Jetblue Airways, made their announcement in a form of a promise to Sen Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), the Associated Press reported.

Sen. Schumer is one of several lawmakers is one of seven lawmakers who are sponsoring a bill that will tax airlines if they charge a carry-on fee, the Star Tribune reported.

Ben Baldanza, the president and CEO of Spirit said that the company lowered its fares more than the price it will charge to carry-on luggage, the Star Tribune said.

Stolen Student Data Found

Personal data stolen from a St. Paul student loan organization in March has been recovered.

Two safes containing the information stolen from Education Credit Management Corp. (ECMC) were recovered in a Minneapolis trash bin, the Star Tribune reported.

Police recovered the safes on March 22 and were storing them in an evidence room, the Associated Press said. They were unaware the safes contained the stolen data.

The safe was full of 650 CDs that contained names, addresses, social security numbers, and other personal information of 3.3 million student loan borrowers, the Star Tribune reported.

It appears as if the data on the CDs was not compromised, the Associated Press.