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  • Yasiel Puig's harrowing journey from Cuba to Los Angeles a plot-filled suspense

    MIAMI Yasiel Puig's tangled trail from Cuba to Los Angeles entailed a stealth speed boat ride from the island, weeks holed up in a Mexican motel and shady smugglers haggling over a lucrative payout for the future baseball star.
  • Scarfo trial presses Philly mob connections

    The meeting at a North Jersey bar was convened to set things straight. Contrary to rumors bouncing around the Philadelphia-New Jersey mob world, Pete "the Crumb" Caprio did not have a hit out on Nicodemo S. Scarfo, son of the jailed, infamous mob boss....

    Three more convicted in Armenian Power fraud, extortion schemes

    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...

    Man accused of masquerading as Sheriff's Office deputy arrested

    Man accused of masquerading as Sheriff's Office deputy arrested
    A man who is accused of masquerading as a dirty deputy to get drugs and extort money from a North Palm Beach man was arrested Wednesday. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Kenneth Kettner, 29, tried to buy drugs from a man in October at a Palm...

    Vigilantes to disarm in Mexico's Michoacan state

    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...