On the Radar: Alleged mobster, Minot flooding, Libya resolution, deficit talks
Law enforcement officials announce the capture Wednesday of alleged mob figure James "Whitey" Bulger in California.
June 24th, 2011
08:43 AM ET

On the Radar: Alleged mobster, Minot flooding, Libya resolution, deficit talks

Alleged mobster to be extradited

Alleged mobster James "Whitey" Bulger may be moved back to Boston on Friday to begin facing numerous charges of murder and other crimes. Bulger, who vanished in 1995 into lore and became the inspiration for the 2006 Martin Scorsese film "The Departed," was captured by the FBI Wednesday night in southern California with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Elizabeth Greig, 60, who also was charged.

Flood waters reach North Dakota city

The flood waters in Minot, North Dakota, are coming in faster and deeper than expected. Now it's a race to get people out of their homes and protect as much of the city's infrastructure as possible.

Same-sex marriage vote nears

The New York State Senate may vote late Friday - or even early Saturday - on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Action on the bill had been expected Thursday night didn't happen.

Candidates address Right to Life

Five Republican presidential candidates will address the National Right to Life Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday morning. Rick Santorum, Herman Cain and Ron Paul will appear in person; Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann will participate via Skype. Bachmann and Santorum hammered Mitt Romney last week for not signing a pledge against federal funding for abortion. Jon Huntsman also declined to sign the pledge. Romney, who ran the '02 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, and Huntsman, who ran the state, return to Utah on Friday to court big donors and Mormon supporters.

House takes up Libya resolution

The House is expected to vote Friday on a measure that would bar any funding for U.S. forces supporting the NATO operation in Libya - except for search and rescue, intelligence, aerial refueling and operational planning. There are enough unhappy Republicans and Democrats that it could pass.

Deficit talks stall

Deficit reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden collapsed Thursday after the only two Republicans involved walked out over Democratic demands for tax increases. Democrats meanwhile suggested Republicans are "playing with fire" by holding up a vote on raising the debt ceiling. What happens next?

Europe deals with Greek debt

European heads of state on Friday tackle Greece's enormous debt burden and high probability of default. Europe is trying to avoid that and the inevitable contagion effect on other teetering economies.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. michaelfury


    June 24, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    The State of New York remains a theocracy.
    Long live Nietzsche!

    June 24, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cosmotologist to the Stars

    I predicted all of these things would happen!

    June 24, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. jj

    more gay rights crap. it never ends!

    June 24, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joe Moore

    Cut spending now and no new tax increases.

    June 24, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RN

    Just make the big corps PAY taxes and STOP receiving republican welfare.

    June 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. madennis2011

    It's a bad time to be in the executive branch local, state or government. Just look at the republican fools in our nations capital. We are on the brink of Defaulting by not raising the national debt ceiling. If this happens we will again have another GLOBAL FISCAL NIGHTMARE. Obama WILL make the difficult decisions. The republicans will BLINK FIRST.

    June 25, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |