| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:21 PM
PESHAWAR Pakistan (Reuters) - In the months before Pakistan jets began pounding Taliban hideouts in the lawless border region near Afghanistan, militants were busily conducting an unprecedented wave of kidnapping and extortion, stockpiling cash for the...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:09 AM
She knew him as Sharky.
The Fort Lauderdale girl met him online and, according to investigators, she sent him 25 sexually explicit photographs of herself.
But when the 15-year-old girl tried to break off their 15-month-long relationship in February,...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:12 AM
Los Angeles Times classified ad helps in recovery of stolen Stradivarius violin....
| Jun 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Claudia Sanchez crouched on a grassy slope alongside the railroad tracks, breast-feeding her 10-month-old daughter, Heather.
It had already been a long journey from Honduras to central Mexico, clinging with her baby to the top of a rickety train. They...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:50 PM
MEXICO CITY Amid charges of political arm-twisting, an opposition party has held passage of legislation vital to an overhaul of Mexico's energy sector hostage to its demands for a political revamping.
The tactic by the opposition center-right National...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The case against state Rep. Derrick Smith might have seemed like a slam dunk since he was caught on undercover recordings accepting a $7,000 kickback, admitted to the FBI that he took the bribe and even showed them where he’d stashed some of the...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:35 PM
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Three men with ties to the Armenian Power gang were convicted in federal court this week for their roles in a vast racketeering conspiracy and a sophisticated debit card skimming scheme that targeted thousands of customers at 99 Cents Only stores across...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:11 PM
MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government has set a date for the so-called self-defense militias in the troubled western state of Michoacan to dissolve and account for their weapons, a move that does not necessarily signal the end of the vigilante...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The scent of limes in the air, Papa Pitufo shouted orders to his men and consulted by cellphone with his far-flung forces.
The gray-bearded farmer has emerged as the senior leader of the vigilante movement that has taken over a large swath of wealthy...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:10 AM
HARTFORD — Not many people would consider a 10-year prison sentence a solid career move. But William P. Grasso wasn't like most people.
In 1968 he was running dice games and hustling street loans for Ralph "Whitey" Tropiano, a mafia soldier from...