Morning Links: Roman Polanski Won’t Be Extradited; Well May Be Re-Capped Today; Mayor Bloomberg Hearts His iPad


• Switzerland has refused to extradite Roman Polanski to the U.S. over a child sex case (regarding a 13-year-old girl) dating from 1977, and he has been freed from house arrest. “The reason for the decision lies in the fact that it was not possible to exclude with the necessary certainty a fault in the U.S. extradition request, although the issue was thoroughly examined,” according to Switzerland’s Federal Department of Justice and Police. [NYP/NPR]

• Two explosions in Uganda killed at least 64 people watching the World Cup final yesterday. [WP]

• Crews in the Gulf will “be in a position later on today to put a containment cap over the well,” according to retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen. Meanwhile, the oil is flowing freely. [CNN]

• Between January 2006 and March 2010, the police made nearly 52,000 stops (according to their “stop and frisk” policy) on the 8-some blocks of Brownsville, Brooklyn. [NYT]

• If you live in Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Seagate, or Gravesend, you may be without power. Con Ed is temporarily reducing voltage by 5 percent due to problems with electrical cables. [Con Ed]

• Bobby Spillane, the 45-year-old son of mobster Mickey Spillane, died after falling from the window of his sixth-floor Hell’s Kitchen apartment on Saturday. [NYT]

• Mayor Bloomberg is very fond of his iPad. [Observer]

• Theaters are getting bigger to accommodate peoples’ big butts. [PP/WSJ]