A long-secret document detailing these and other 'enhanced interrogation' techniques is set to be released Monday.
Deal with Swiss banking giant UBS gives access to secret accounts of Americans evading tax authorities.
Wednesday's US-Swiss deal is the latest step in an international crackdown on tax evaders.
Accomplices to the crimes are believed to be on the loose in Russia or other countries where U.S. authorities are less likely to get them.
A legal brief filed Monday states the administration's opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act. Yet administration lawyers are still defending the law, angering gay-rights groups.
Federal officials scouting for alternative prisons for detainees toured a maximum security prison in Standish, Mich., that may close due to budget cuts.
Viktor Bout, an alleged arms dealer to war criminals, successfully fought a US extradition request in Thailand. Prosecutors are likely to appeal.