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Whitey Bulger’s longtime girlfriend moved out of prison to a halfway house

Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of late mobster and convicted killer James “Whitey” Bulger, has been moved to community confinement, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Wednesday. Greig, 68, was previously held at the Waseca federal correctional institution, a low-security prison, in Minnesota. She is now being held at a halfway house overseen by the…MORE

Philadelphia, St. Louis police departments roiled by racist and hateful Facebook posts

The police departments of Philadelphia and St. Louis are taking action following allegations that officers posted hateful or racist content on social media. In Philadelphia, 72 officers were taken off the streets and placed on administrative duty, and in St. Louis, 22 officers have been barred from bringing their cases to the Circuit Attorney’s Office.…MORE

Complaint says transgender athletes in Connecticut have an unfair competitive advantage

Three Connecticut high school athletes are challenging the state’s policy of letting transgender athletes compete on sport teams based on their gender identity. The students filed a federal complaint with the US Department of Education claiming the policy violates Title IX, the federal law that aims to ensure students have equal access to opportunities regardless…MORE

Key piece of evidence missing in Kevin Spacey case

Kevin Spacey‘s accuser, his mother and their attorney say they cannot find the cell phone the accuser used the night the actor allegedly sexually assaulted him, according to court documents. A Nantucket, Massachusetts judge ordered the three of them to turn the phone over so defense experts could examine it. Spacey’s lawyers claimed in a…MORE

‘Verbal settlement’ reached in Stephon Clark’s family lawsuit

The family of Stephon Clark, the unarmed black man fatally shot by Sacramento police last year, has reached a verbal settlement with the city, according to court records. The family filed a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit against the officers involved in the shooting and the city of Sacramento in January. “After discussions with the…MORE

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Dave Says: When to start the process?

Dave Says: When to start the process?

Dear Dave, My husband and I are debt-free, and we have an emergency fund of six months of expenses saved. We’d like to buy a home in the $250,000 to $275,000 price range in the near future, and we plan on saving $60,000 for a down payment. It should take a little less than two…

Dave Says: A home shouldn’t leave you house poor

Dave Says: A home shouldn’t leave you house poor

Dear Dave, My husband and I were listening to your radio show the other day. In it, you were speaking to a lady about buying a home. When you talk about mortgage payments being 25 percent or less of your take-home pay, does this figure include taxes and insurance or just principal and interest? Ann…

Dave Says: Emergency fund for business?

Dave Says: Emergency fund for business?

Dear Dave, I have my own small business. My annual sales are just over $100,000, and I have a couple of months in administrative and general expenses set aside. Should I have an emergency fund for my company, too? If so, how much? Taylor Dear Taylor This is a great question! I like the idea…