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  • City of Burbank reaches $1.45M settlement in court case

    Burbank officials reached a $1.45-million settlement Tuesday with a man who sued the city and a former Burbank police officer, alleging that the officer falsified police reports to get him arrested.
  • Email scam in the Florida Keys: Hitmen, death threats and extortion

    Email scam in the Florida Keys: Hitmen, death threats and extortion
    Email can bring a lot of good things: Loved ones' photos, college alumni newsletters or sales coupons for a favorite store. Then there's email's dark side: Missives that are not just the usual scams, but contain death threats, a scary tactic that has...

    Searching for 'the disappeared' in Juarez, Mexico

    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico An elderly store owner quietly details how he was kidnapped in 2009 and again in 2012, with his family making nearly $100,000 in ransom payments. At the Juarez nonprofit Women's Roundtable, staffers aid dozens of mothers who are...

    Jose Abreu's mysterious journey

     Jose Abreu's mysterious journey
    Jose Abreu's harrowing journey to the White Sox began last year on a small boat on the shores of Cuba. "I've heard Abreu's story, and I thought mine was crazy," said teammate and fellow Cuban native Adrian Nieto, who came to the U.S. on a raft with his...

    '7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins accused of sex crime with girl, 13

    '7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins accused of sex crime with girl, 13
    The latest sex crime report against "7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins was made by a woman who said she was 13 when he allegedly exposed himself at a West Hollywood apartment complex in 1983, Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials said Wednesday....