PARTING SHOTS: Solar panels on the White House, cell phones on planes

Brett Michael Dykes
National Affairs Reporter
The Upshot

Here is our roster of stories that managed to evade the full-on blog treatment:

• Faisal Shahzad, aka the Times Square bomber, was sentenced to life in prison today. (BBC)

• In a move sure to invite more comparisons with Jimmy Carter, President Obama will install solar panels on the White House. (AP)

• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for an investigation into the banking scandal that recently halted foreclosures in 23 states. (Huffington Post)

• A jury in an east Texas federal court has ordered Apple  to pay $625 million in fines for patent infringement. (Gawker)

• Weather experts think that this coming winter could be Europe's coldest in 1,000 years. (PTR)

• Commercial airlines may permit cell-phone calling as early as next year. (ABC News)