FIRST LOOK: Three ‘Fast and Furious’ supervisors promoted in ATF

Liz Goodwin
August 16, 2011

Welcome to First Look, our daily roundup of early-bird news:

• Bay Area Rapid Transit closed its stations yesterday due to protests. (Time)

• Rick Perry said that the Federal Reserve's quantitive easing program is "almost treasonous." (Washington Post)

• A British oil spill in the North Sea is the worst in a decade. (Guardian)

• Long-term joblessness is taking a mental health toll. (McClatchy)

• Three ATF supervisors in disastrous  "Fast and Furious" gun-running operation have been promoted. (LA Times)

• A 50-year-old man accused of strapping a fake "collar bomb" to a girl in Australia was arrested in Kentucky. (CNN)

• Thirty kids smiled and laughed as they robbed a Maryland 7-11 in this video. (LA Times)

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