CRIME: Whitey Bulger cash stash
The FBI has released images of James “Whitey” Bulger’s stashed cash and weapons. He had a small arsenal of three dozen weapons and $800,000 in cash, pictured above. The alleged former crime boss entered a plea of not guilty in his arraignment on July 6 on federal racketeering charges, including 19 slayings from the 1970s and 1980s.
WORLD: Rebekah Brooks resigns from News International
The CEO of News International has resigned in the wake of the phone hacking scandal. Rebekah Brooks stepped down from her position after 22 years with the company. The Guardian, leading the charge against News International, has deciphered her resignation letter. The resignation follows the news that the FBI opened an inquiry into News Corp., the parent company of News International, after reports that it may have tried to hack phones of 9/11 victims.
NATIONAL: California schools to teach gay history
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will add gay and lesbian studies to social studies class.
NATIONAL: Minnesota shutdown deal reached
ENVIRONMENT: BP oil still washing onshore a year later
As of June 4, the last available tally, nearly 530 miles of coastline in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida remain contaminated by oil, Bloomberg reports.