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  • Gang 'tax collector' gets life for shooting that left infant dead

    Gang 'tax collector' gets life for shooting that left infant dead
    A gang "tax collector" who helped set up 2007 shooting in a bustling Los Angeles shopping district that claimed the life of a 3-week-old boy was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Juvenal Cardenas Mejia, 40, was...
  • Former Norwalk pastor pleads not guilty to sex assault charges

    Former Norwalk pastor pleads not guilty to sex assault charges
    A former associate pastor pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he sexually assaulted female parishioners at his Norwalk church under the guise of a faith-healing process, officials said. Jorge Juan Castro, 54, was charged last month with six felony...
  • Burbank officer arrested, accused of extortion scheme

    Burbank officer arrested, accused of extortion scheme
    A Burbank police officer is due in court Wednesday after he was arrested the day before by federal authorities on suspicion of taking part in an alleged extortion scheme involving his girlfriend's estranged husband. Anthony Valento, a 17-year veteran of...
  • Federal officials arrest Burbank officer in alleged scheme

    Federal officials arrest Burbank officer in alleged scheme
    Federal authorities arrested a Burbank police officer Tuesday for his involvement in an alleged extortion scheme involving his girlfriend's estranged husband, state prosecutors and the FBI said. Anthony Valento, a 17-year veteran of the Burbank Police...
  • Burbank officer makes bail, leaves federal custody

    Burbank officer makes bail, leaves federal custody
    A Burbank police officer was released from federal custody Wednesday on $25,000 bail after his arrest the day before in an alleged extortion scheme involving his girlfriend's estranged husband. Anthony Valento, a 17-year veteran of the Burbank Police...
  • Quinn's paycheck ploy — popular but poisonous

    Quinn's paycheck ploy — popular but poisonous
    There's a telling detail in the fine print of Gov. Pat Quinn's paycheck power play. The power play, which Quinn announced with righteous fanfare July 10 and was challenged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, is a decree that neither he nor the 177 members of...
  • Pictures in the News | July 26, 2013

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Washington, DC, where a U.S. Park Police officer stands guard next to the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the memorial, after the memorial was closed to visitors after someone splattered green paint on the statue and...
  • Former South Coventry Fire Chief, Accused Of Sexual Assault, Faces New Charges

    VERNON — The former chief of the Coventry Volunteer Association, previously charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl, was arrested again Friday on charges of attempting to tamper with a witness and attempting to violate a protective...
  • Michael Jackson jury could award more than $1 billion

    Michael Jackson jury could award more than $1 billion
    Only nine jurors will be needed to reach a verdict in the Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial, a case that will answer the question of whether one of the nation’s largest concert promoters is responsible for the pop stars’ overdose death as...
  • Mexican nationals, the 'Dream 9,' take a step toward asylum

    Mexican nationals, the 'Dream 9,' take a step toward asylum
    PHOENIX — Young immigrants known as the “Dream 9” will get the chance to argue their case for asylum before an immigration judge, potentially setting a precedent that would inspire other Mexican nationals to make similar claims for...
  • Protests, resignations, a flu outbreak: Tough times for Peru's leader

    LIMA, Peru -- Nobody said it was going to be easy, and it rarely is for Peru’s presidents. But Ollanta Humala, who recently completed his second year in office, is facing an unusual array of challenges, including protests, cabinet resignations and...