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  • 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 movement.
  • Cartel violence ramps up in Mexican border state of Tamaulipas

    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico In the troubled state of Tamaulipas, authorities are bracing for widening conflict that in recent days has left more than 30 people dead and, in this city bordering Texas, led to a spate of kidnappings and extortion. The mayhem comes...

    FBI file sheds more light on disgraced ex-Metra CEO

    FBI file sheds more light on disgraced ex-Metra CEO
    The FBI conducted a 22-month investigation of former Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano, concluding that he did not embezzle any money other than the $475,000 he was accused of taking from Metra, newly released records show. The documents shed light...

    Defense wants public to pay tab in Palm schools chief extortion case

    Defense wants public to pay tab in Palm schools chief extortion case
    A community activist accused of trying to shake down Palm Beach County's schools superintendent for nearly $1 million now wants the state to pay his mounting criminal defense costs. A judge last week granted Clarence Eugene "Shahid" Freeman's request to...

    Publix bomb suspect threatened to poison Johnson & Johnson products, feds say

    Publix bomb suspect threatened to poison Johnson & Johnson products, feds say
    The South Florida man accused of planting two pipe bombs in a failed attempt to extort money from Publix also tried to shake down Johnson & Johnson by threatening to poison the company's products and put them on store shelves, authorities revealed in...