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  • Why the feds are worried about these biker gangs

    Since the 1966 epochal “Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs” helped cement the image of motorcycle clubs as a drug-addled danger to postwar society, the biker gang image has been largely┬ádefanged.
  • How the Bandidos became one of the world's most feared biker gangs

    How the Bandidos became one of the world's most feared biker gangs
    The Bandidos motorcycle gang has a saying: "Cut one, we all bleed." It's not clear who started the cutting, but there was plenty of bloodshed on Sunday when the Bandidos brutally clashed with members of several other bike gangs at a restaurant in Waco,...

    'Scandal' finale recap, 'You Can't Take Command'

    A part of me can’t believe that season four of “Scandal” has really ended. It had its highs (“The Lawn Chair,” Olivia’s subsequent takedown of the police chief in “I’m Just a Bill,” Susan Ross) and its...

    Reputed mob enforcer pleads guilty to threats, violence to collect debts

    Reputed mob enforcer pleads guilty to threats, violence to collect debts
    Reputed Outfit associate Paul Carparelli was caught on undercover recordings ordering a beefy union bodyguard to "crack" a guy who owed a debt, federal authorities say. He also was captured referring to people who cooperate with law enforcement as "rats"...

    NY Senate boss, charged in corruption case, claims innocence

    The leader of the New York Senate was arrested Monday on charges including extortion and soliciting bribes after investigators looking into the awarding of a $12 million contract to a company that hired his son said they captured him on wiretaps...