Irish mob boss James J. "Whitey" Bulger's scheduled arraignment in a Boston courtroom Friday after 16 years on the lam will open yet another chapter in the violent crime-and-politics family saga that has consumed Beantown reporters since the 1980s."
America's largest rivers have wreaked havoc on the Midwest this spring, inundating towns and farmland from South Dakota to Louisiana. Nature is responsible for most of it — huge snow packs in Colorado and Wyoming, followed by historic levels of rain in the past several months.
Thomas Herrod was getting impatient. His hometown of Joplin, Mo., became an impenetrable maze Tuesday afternoon as police set up fresh roadblocks all over town."We've been through a bunch of storms," Herrod says. "This is the big one that we all worried about."
Ronnie Houston refused to look up.As a tornado tore through his house Sunday in Joplin, Mo., Houston was crammed into his bathtub, holding tight to his wife and their granddaughter."I didn't see anything," Houston says. "I was just praying and kept my eyes shut."
The Virgin of Guadalupe been spotted on a piece of toast, a tortilla and on a griddle in a U.S. border town. Now, she has shown up beneath a viaduct near the ocean in San Diego County.It all started on the side of a busy road in Encinitas, Calif., underneath the train tracks.