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Andrew Blankstein

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  • Federal officials want to starve MS-13 gang of its money

     
    Federal authorities named Mara Salvatrucha MS-13, the ruthless Latin American gang born three decades ago on the streets of Los Angeles, a “transnational criminal organization” on Thursday, making it the first street gang to join the list. The...
  • MS-13 street gang's finances targeted by feds; reaction mixed

     
    The new federal crackdown on the notorious Los Angeles-based Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 street gang is being cheered by some local officials, though others worry about some of the side effects. The designation gives the U.S. Treasury Department the power to.....
  • Fed crackdown shows MS-13 gang is real threat, experts said

     
    The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a “transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run....
  • Tennis umpire Lois Goodman kisses attorney after murder case tossed

     
    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge dismissed the murder case against professional tennis umpire Lois Goodman, who had been accused of killing her 80-year-old husband....
  • Manti Te'o hoax: Scandal has been 'nightmare,' family member says

     
    Relatives of one of the figures in the hoax involving Notre Dame's star linebacker Manti Te'o said the scandal has been a "nightmare" but believe the full truth will eventually get out. A deadspin.com report released Wednesday linked a Palmdale......
  • Notorious B.I.G. autopsy 'prematurely' released by LAPD [Google+ hangout]

     
    Los Angeles Times crime reporters Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein will join City Editor Shelby Grad in a Google+ hangout at 2 p.m. to discuss rapper Notorious B.I.G.'s autopsy, which was released last week 15 years after his slaying. The......
  • Winners of the L.A. Times' 2011 Editorial Awards

     
    The Times' Editorial Awards for 2011, handed out in a ceremony Thursday night, honored what Editor Davan Maharaj called "the staples of our craft -- long-form feature writing, watchdog journalism and great photography ... also the creative and...
  • Gavin Smith's wife: Family 'devastated,' worst suspicions confirmed

     
    Gavin Smith's wife said she and her sons are "devastated" by news from homicide investigators that they believe the Fox executive was killed....
  • Women shot by LAPD in Dorner pursuit to get $40,000 to buy truck

     
    Two women whose truck was riddled with bullets fired by Los Angeles Police officers in a case of mistaken identity during the pursuit of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner will a receive $40,000 cash settlement to replace their vehicle....
  • Dorner: Women mistakenly shot by LAPD could get more money

     
    Two women whose truck was riddled by police gunfire during the pursuit of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner will a receive $40,000 cash settlement to replace their vehicle, but it remains to be determined how much additional compensation they will...
  • Motive still a mystery in slaying of movie executive Gavin Smith

     
    After months of speculation, Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators confirmed Thursday they believed missing Fox movie executive Gavin Smith was murdered and publicly named a convicted drug dealer a person of interest in the case. The revelation...