Week in review: Whitey Bulger caught, Wal-Mart suit thrown out

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

News of the week

Here are the top news stories from the past week:

- Mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was caughtin California on Wednesday, the FBI announced Thursday. Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig were captured after the FBI ran pictures of Greig on TV. Bulger – No. 1 on the FBI’s most-wanted list – was portrayed in Martin Scorsese’s movie “The Departed.”

- The Supreme Court decided Monday not to rule in a class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart. The justices voted 5-4 not to hear the case, saying the sex discrimination suit involved too many women in too many job positions. The woman who brought the case may now file lawsuits on their own.

- Two of Newt Gingrich’s fundraisersquit Tuesday, another sign that Gingrich’s campaign is in trouble. Officials said the Republican presidential candidate’s campaign is already more than $1 million in debt. Last month, 16 advisers for Gingrich quit as well. Also Tuesday, former Obama ambassador and Utah Gov. Jon Huntsmanofficially entered the race for the Republican nomination.

- "We're aware that our vast age difference is extremely controversial. But we're very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless." – A statement released by actor Doug Hutchison, 51, and his 16-year-old wife, Courtney Alexis Stodden. The couple made the marriage announcement Tuesday. Hutchison has appeared on “Green Mile” and “Lost.”

Video of the week

The emperor penguin who showed up in New Zealand earlier this week was taken to a zoo Friday because it was getting ill. Watch the report below.

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