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Whitey Bulger's family filing wrongful death claim

Whitey Bulger's family filing wrongful death claimThe family of slain Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger is filing a wrongful death claim against the federal government following his death in prison last year. The Wall Street Journal reports the family is seeking $200 million in damages in the forthcoming claim. The 89-year-old died of blunt force injuries to the head.



Uzbekistan bars lavish debt-trap weddings

Uzbekistan bars lavish debt-trap weddingsNot more than 250 guests, two music bands, and a maximum of three posh cars in a motorcades – such are the new wedding regulations adopted by the Uzbek parliament this week in an attempt to curb excessive spending and social discord. While an average Uzbek living in the capital Tashkent or one of the Central Asian nation's other big cities takes home between $200 and $300 a month, the families of a bride and a groom are likely to spend some $20,000 on the wedding. "Our weddings have reached the level where they can bankrupt the country without any war," local news website Kun.uz quoted senator Iqbol Mirzo as saying on Friday as he commented on the regulations which take effect next year.



Virginia jail ends 'God Pod' after Muslim inmates sue

Virginia jail ends 'God Pod' after Muslim inmates sueA Virginia jail has ended a program inmates dubbed the "God Pod" after a lawsuit alleged the program provided favorable treatment to Christians and discriminated against Muslims. Court documents show the Riverside Regional Jail south of Richmond ended the program on the advice of counsel after a lawsuit was filed last year by Muslim inmates represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. A judge in federal court in Alexandria heard arguments Friday on whether the Life Learning Program implemented by a jail chaplain violated constitutional prohibitions against establishment of religion.



Alaska has nation's most expensive wildfire this year

Alaska has nation's most expensive wildfire this yearThe nation's most expensive wildfire this year is one that has been burning for months on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. The Swan Lake Fire has so far cost about $46 million to fight, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.



Rihanna's Savage X Fenty show was an extravaganza full of inclusion and diversity

Rihanna's Savage X Fenty show was an extravaganza full of inclusion and diversityRihanna's 2019 Savage X Fenty lingerie fashion show was an epic extravaganza that left fans stunned and inspired. Over the past few years, Rihanna has demonstrated how important diversity and inclusion are to her, and this exciting show echoed that. There were also appearances from notables such as Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne and Laverne Cox.





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