Morning Links: Did BP Play a Role in the Release of Pan Am Bomber? Plus, David Berkowitz Makes the Most of Jail Time


• Four suspects have been arrested in Uganda in relation to Sunday’s bombings that struck World Cup fans watching the final. Investigators also found an unexploded suicide vest. Al-Shabab, a Somali militant group, claimed responsibility for the attacks, which killed 76. [NPR]

• U.S. lawmakers are investigating whether BP played a role in lobbying for the release of Abdelbaset al Megrahi, who was convicted and sentenced to life for the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am flight, to secure an oil contract with the Libyan government. [CNN]

• Fidel Castro made a rare TV appearance, in which he accused the U.S. of “angling for war.” Just like old times. He also mixed up North and South Korea, but we do that all the time! [MH]

• Prison may be just like Hollywood for Lindsay Lohan, as in, “everyone will want a piece of her.” Except, of course, different. [NYP]

• David Berkowitz, yeah, “Son of Sam David Berkowitz,” has received something of a PR makeover from all of the “friends” he’s acquired during his stay in jail. (Maybe he can teach LiLo a thing or two?) [NYT]

• Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has a book deal: She’ll write a memoir about her Bronx childhood as the daughter of struggling parents from Puerto Rico for Knopf Doubleday. [NYDN]

• Recent fires in downtown New York remind us that wood is prone to burning. [NYT]