Prosecutors in the trial of accused murderer and gang leader James 'Whitey' Bulger want to know whether the accused will testify. So far, however, the defense has kept that information private.
Congress passed the far-reaching Clean Water Act 40 years ago. The measure scored dramatic environmental successes, including with Lake Erie. But now Erie, and the law, are besieged.
Evidence is mounting that the economy is taking a hit because Congress can't – or won't – deal with the 'fiscal cliff' looming at year's end. The fight on Capitol Hill last summer over the national debt limit also took an economic toll.