‘Good’ News and Bad News From Norway


The “good” news first: The death toll from the shooting at Utoya and the bombing in Oslo has been revised down, from 93 to 76 — which is still, obviously, horrible. According to the AP, a police spokesman said the “higher, erroneous figure emerged as police and rescuers were focusing on helping survivors and securing the area, but he did not immediately explain more about how the overcounting occurred.” Norwegian police: Not doing a great job so far.

The bad news: Anders Breivik may have accomplices, or at least allies, that have yet to be discovered and detained. According to a Norweigan judge, “The accused has made statements today that require further investigation, including that ‘there are two more cells in our organization.’”

Norway rampage culprit calm, expects life in jail [AP]
Norway to probe ‘more cells’ in suspect’s extremist group [On Deadline/USAT]