On the Radar: Mobster in court, wildfire in New Mexico, Giffords in Texas
Law enforcement officials announce the arrest of reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger last week.
June 28th, 2011
08:26 AM ET

On the Radar: Mobster in court, wildfire in New Mexico, Giffords in Texas

Bulger goes to court - A hearing for reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger is expected Tuesday afternoon in Boston. A federal judge will decide if Bulger can afford to pay for his own attorney. The U.S. attorney's office in Boston is challenging the notion that the federal government can pick up his legal tab. Investigators say they found more than $800,000 in cash hidden in the walls of his home when they arrested Bulger last week in Southern California.

New Mexico wildfire - A blaze is creeping close to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, which will remained closed Tuesday. Thousands  of people who live nearby are being evacuated. Officials said all nuclear and hazardous materials at Los Alamos are protected. The lab in Los Alamos, a center of American nuclear science, is one of the nation's top national-security research facilities.

Obama cites progress in debt ceiling talks - President Barack Obama believes "a significant deal" on reducing America's debt is possible this year as long as Republicans are willing to accept no one will get everything they want in negotiations, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday. The president met with Senate leaders from both parties Monday, and talks are continuing. Congress faces an August 2 deadline to raise the nation's debt ceiling, and pressure is mounting to reach a deal to prevent market jitters and the corresponding harm to the fragile economic recovery.

Public outing for Giffords - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona keeps showing signs of improving health months after a gunman shot her in the head at a political event in January. Giffords joined her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, at a NASA event Monday night in Houston. The congresswoman was released from the hospital June 15.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I hope nothing happens to Los Alamos: aside from its current uses, it is a monument to some of the USA's finest achievements in national defense.

    June 28, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. CSnSC

    From 1943-45 my grandfather worked between Oak Ridge and New Mexico on a fairly important govt project. Yep huge leaps in technology from Los Alamos.

    June 28, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzzz

    Where have you been hiding CSnSC? I almost called the police to report you missing. LOL he he.

    June 28, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. CSnSC

    Lol, cleared my phone memory and couldnt find a blog portal for a few days. Thanks for asking

    June 28, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. scottish Mama

    Nuclear plants should fall by the wayside and Los Alamos needs to be protected and evac and protection plans put in place.

    June 28, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |