From:McDonald
To:*Galactic-Enquirer
Stardate:19990816.0343
Subject:UFP coup d'etat, leaders ousted, details sketchy

*** GNN BREAKING NEWS ***

This is Roger McDonald from GNN headquarters with some disturbing but not unexpected news from Federation space.  Our Earth bureau is reporting that a coup d'etat has been perpetrated against the Federation government, moments after President Rothman announced his resignation.  Persons unknown have reportedly arrested President Rothman and Federation Council Chairman Behnu, and seized the Federation headquarters building in Paris.  The Federation Councilmembers have convened an emergency session, and it is unknown at this time who currently controls Starfleet.  All communications with Earth were cut off a short time ago, so until we are able to reach our Earth bureau, we cannot find out more about what's happened.  We will bring you continuing developments on this story as they become available.