Mafia Disorganized; 17 Killed in Tornados; Radioactivity Rises Off Japan Coast
- The Mafia is out of commission. Rather, the Mafia Commission, the caucus of leaders of the five main crime families, apparently hasn't met in 25 years. Cue "disorganized crime" joke. [NYDN]
- A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Georgia as the death toll from recent twisters rises to 17. Alabama, Oklahoma, and Mississippi have all declared a state of emergency. [CNN]
- The radioactivity levels in the sea near Fukushima Daiichi have spiked, suggesting that there could be a new leak at the damaged nuclear plant. This isn't necessarily cause for panic yet; the increased levels could be caused by steel panels that have been installed in an effort to contain radiation. [NYT]
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