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  • Elmore Leonard's love-hate relationship with Hollywood

    Hollywood always loved Elmore Leonard. The prolific novelist-screenwriter, who died Tuesday at age 87, didn't always return the affection. Over the course of Leonard's six-decade do-si-do with the entertainment industry, his plain-spoken prose...
  • Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo alleges extortion, sues former workers

    Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo alleges extortion, sues former workers
    Spanish-language radio star Eduardo "Piolin" Sotelo has filed a lawsuit against six former staff members who worked on his canceled Univision Radio program, claiming the group banded together to try to extort $4.9 million from him. Sotelo claims to be a...
  • Local man accused in gold scam

    A Glendale man accused of stealing about $141,000 from the bank account of a Sacramento man so he could buy 96 gold coins pleaded not guilty Friday to federal fraud charges. Karapet Damaryan, 63, and his co-defendant, Garik Voskanyan, 30, of Rancho...
  • Eight plead guilty in Armenian Power racketeering case

    Eight plead guilty in Armenian Power racketeering case
    Eight of 70 defendants charged in a wide-reaching investigation that targeted the small but ruthless Armenian Power gang pleaded guilty this week in federal court, authorities said Wednesday. Four of the eight were allegedly "members or associates" of...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky handles business before Florida trip

    'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky handles business before Florida trip
    Before gangster Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) explores a money-making opportunity in Florida, he takes care of business on his Atlantic City turf in Episode 38 (“Resignation”) of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”   First there&...
  • Four men plead guilty in kidnapping scheme seeking money, drugs

    Four men have pleaded guilty in a scheme to extort money and heroin by kidnapping an 8-year-old boy, according to the Baltimore State's Attorney's office. Raheem Taylor, Randy Ennis, Gary Stokes and Nathaniel Booker pleaded guilty on Friday to charges...
  • Pussy Riot musician on hunger strike to protest prison conditions

    Pussy Riot musician on hunger strike to protest prison conditions
    MOSCOW -- A member of the punk rock group Pussy Riot went on a hunger strike Monday to protest what she said were unbearable conditions at a Russian prison camp. "I demand that human rights be observed in the [prison] colony; I demand that this camp ......
  • After return to Mexico, she fights crime, runs afoul of law

    After return to Mexico, she fights crime, runs afoul of law
    OLINALA, Mexico — Surely, this is not the returning-immigrant experience that Nestora Salgado imagined. At first, the 41-year-old mother of three was, in the words of a supporter, "a sensation" in her mountainous Guerrero homeland, where she...
  • After O.C. raid targeting Mexican Mafia, 21 suspects still at large

    After O.C. raid targeting Mexican Mafia, 21 suspects still at large
    Twenty-one people suspected of carrying out crimes on behalf of the Mexican Mafia in Orange County remain at large after a raid early Tuesday resulted in 55 arrests. In what authorities described as a major blow to the Mexican Mafia, 129 people were...
  • FBI arrests Temecula man, 19, in 'sextortion' of Miss Teen USA

    The FBI has arrested a 19-year-old Temecula man who authorities believe to be involved in a "sextortion" case involving Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf from Orange County, officials said Thursday. Jared James Abrahams is accused of cybercrimes for...
  • House GOP switches gears on debt ceiling, tries blackmail

    Late Tuesday, the chatty Sen. Ted Cruz read Dr. Seuss to his kids at home: “Green Eggs and Ham.” On Thursday, House Republicans took a page from another Seuss classic: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”   Frustrated by the...