News from across the nation

By Collegian News Staff

Wisconsin troopers seek AWOL senators

Democrats sought for vote on measure to limit power of unions.

“MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin state troopers were dispatched Thursday to the doorsteps of some of the AWOL Democratic senators in hopes of finding at least one who would come back to allow a vote on a measure to curb the power of public-employee unions.”

U.S. arrests Saudi student in bomb plot

“WASHINGTON — A 20-year-old Saudi college student who was arrested Wednesday night on bomb charges in Texas wrote in his journal that he sought a student visa three years ago so he could carry out terrorist attacks inside the United States, according to an F.B.I. document released Thursday.”

WikiLeaks: Is there a future for the website without Julian Assange?

“With founder Julian Assange grappling with his personal legal problems, some analysts say WikiLeaks has to chart an independent course, much as Apple needs to look beyond Steve Jobs.”

Libyan rebels repel Qaddafi’s forces near Tripoli

“BENGHAZI, Libya — Rebels seeking to overturn the 40-year rule of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi repelled a concerted assault by his forces on Thursday on cities close to the capital, removing any doubt that Libya’s patchwork of protests had evolved into an increasingly well-armed revolutionary movement.”