Whitey Bulger's lawyer denounces 'Black Mass' movie with Johnny Depp

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NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) --Whitey Bulger's defense attorney, Hank Brennan, has denounced as fiction "Black Mass," an upcoming movie starring Johnny Depp as the crime boss.
Karen Butler
Whitey Bulger biopic is now shooting in Boston

Whitey Bulger biopic is now shooting in Boston

BOSTON, May 26 (UPI) --Director Scott Cooper has begun shooting his still untitled Whitey Bulger biopic on location in Boston, Warner Bros. announced.
Karen Butler
New book tamps down JFK assassination conspiracy theory

New book tamps down JFK assassination conspiracy theory

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U.S.: Releasing child soldiers would encourage others to lie about age

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Jury convicts James 'Whitey' Bulger

Jury convicts James 'Whitey' Bulger

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Martorano calls Bulger his 'partner in crime'

Martorano calls Bulger his 'partner in crime'

BOSTON, June 17 (UPI) -- Convicted Boston mob hit man John Martorano called accused mob bosses James "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen Flemmi his "partners in crime" during testimony Monday.

Jurors told former crime boss a 'hands-on killer' at start of trial

BOSTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Whitey Bulger had a prime role in Boston crime for 20 years, prosecutors said Wednesday in opening statements in the reputed former crime boss' trial.

Boston teachers, city reach deal

BOSTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Teachers and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino have reached a tentative agreement after two years of moribund talks, but critics say its reforms don't go far enough.
Bulger's immunity claim disputed

Bulger's immunity claim disputed

BOSTON, July 10 (UPI) -- Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger's claim FBI agents gave him immunity is "unsubstantiated speculation," a federal prosecutor says.
Dead wrong!

Dead wrong!

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- America’s government today is broken. It is well on the way to becoming destructive by creating far more problems and impediments to well-being than it cures.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Sisters of slain 7-year-old returned home

CANTON, Ohio, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The two younger sisters of a slain 7-year-old Georgia girl will be returned to their family, an attorney said Thursday.

Expert: Alcohol implicated in suicides

BALLINA, Ireland, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Teen suicide tends to be an impulsive act and alcohol can lead to an increase in that impulsiveness, a physician in Ireland said.

FBI agent gets 40 years for warning mob

MIAMI, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A Florida judge sentenced a former FBI agent to 40 years in prison Thursday for murder, while suggesting that he has strong grounds for an appeal.
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John Connolly
AFTRA President John Connolly speaks at an election night party hosted by The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and held at the Millenium Biltmore hotel on November 8, 2005 . (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

John Connolly (born May 31, 1968, Dublin) is an Irish writer who is best known for his series of novels starring private detective Charlie Parker.

His first novel, Every Dead Thing, was met with critical acclaim; it was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel and went on to win the 2000 Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel (he is the first author outside of the US to have won the award). Connolly's debut introduced readers to the anti-hero Charlie Parker, a former police officer hunting the killer of his wife and daughter. Connolly has since written a further 5 books in the popular Parker series and a non-Parker thriller, as well as venturing outside of the crime genre with the publication of first, an anthology of ghost stories and later, a novel about a young boy's coming-of-age journey through a fantasy realm during World War II England. Several film adaptations of his works are currently in development; the earliest to appear to audiences will be partially based on the short story "The New Daughter", and stars Kevin Costner and Ivana Baquero, previously seen in the acclaimed film Pan's Labyrinth. Connolly is also known to tour extensively to promote the launch of his books. In 2007, Connolly made book-store appearances in Ireland, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Taiwan to promote The Unquiet.

Before becoming a full-time novelist, Connolly had worked as a journalist, a barman, a local government official, a waiter and a gofer at Harrods department store in London. After graduating with a B.A. in English from Trinity College, Dublin and a M.A. in Journalism from Dublin City University, he spent five years working as a freelance journalist for The Irish Times newspaper. He quickly became frustrated with the profession, and began to write Every Dead Thing in his spare time. Connolly continues to contribute articles to the paper, most notable of which have been a series of interviews with other established authors.

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