Gotta Watch: Inside the mob
Authorities arrested James “Whitey” Bulger and his long-time girlfriend, 60-year-old Catherine Elizabeth Greig, after 16 years on the run.
June 24th, 2011
10:17 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Inside the mob

It's omnipresent. With tentacles in nearly every part of the world, the mob may be one of the globe's pervasive organizations. James "Whitey" Bulger's arrest after 16 years is just the latest high-profile incident for organized crime, which has gone mainstream thanks to a popular reality show, various tell-alls and one of the biggest busts in recent memory.  You Gotta Watch to learn how it all works.
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Tuesday's intriguing people
Dallas Wiens, in a handout photo from Brigham and Women's Hospital, arrives in Boston to prepare for face-transplant surgery.
March 22nd, 2011
11:37 AM ET

Tuesday's intriguing people

Dallas Wiens

The 25-year-old construction worker received a full face transplant last week at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Wiens, of Fort Worth, Texas, was severely burned in 2008 when the cherry picker he was using to paint a church touched electrical wires. He lost his nose, teeth, one eye, his lips and the muscles that generate facial expressions, The Boston Globe reported. He also lost the vision in his remaining eye.

"Dallas always said after the injury that he now had a choice. He could choose to get bitter or he could choose to get better," Wiens' grandfather, Del Peterson, said during a hospital press conference, according to the Globe. "His choice was better."

In a 15-hour operation involving 30 specialists, Wiens received the face of a donor whose age, skin tone and blood type matched his, the Globe reported.

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Looking for 'tiger blood' on the Web? Boston man's got it
"Tiger blood" has taken off since embattled actor Charlie Sheen uttered the term in a nationally televised interview.
March 13th, 2011
12:30 PM ET

Looking for 'tiger blood' on the Web? Boston man's got it

Former “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen may have put tiger blood on the map, but he didn’t put it on the internet.

The Web latched onto the term when the embattled actor told NBC's "Today Show" in a late February interview that he has "tiger blood and Adonis DNA".

The term quickly became a Twitter topic for a few days afterward and was a top search term on Google.

But "winning," at least on the web, apparently involves some legal legwork.

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Montreal cops investigating hockey hit
Montreal's Max Pacioretty lies on the ice after a hit from Boston's Zdeno Chara Tuesday night.
March 10th, 2011
12:43 PM ET

Montreal cops investigating hockey hit

Police in Montreal said Thursday they will investigate a hit in Tuesday night's National Hockey League game as a possible crime, Canadian media report.

The hit by Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara on the Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty left Pacioretty with a severe concussion and a fractured vertebra, according to a CTV report.

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