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  • Calderon allegedly took bribes for pushing film bills, Al Jazeera reports

    SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Ronald Calderon allegedly accepted more than $60,000 in bribes from  undercover FBI agents during an elaborate sting operation, according to a report by the Al Jazeera television network, which cited a sealed federal affidavit....
  • Sofia's choice in "Getaway" ★ 1/2

    Sofia's choice in "Getaway" ★ 1/2
    "Getaway" will never be mistaken for a "Fast & Furious" sequel. It's more like "Taken … for a Ride!" Terrible but, in its squealing way, sporadically fun-terrible, it features a glowering Ethan Hawke as a former professional race car driver named...
  • 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...
  • Whitey Bulger won't talk, considers trial a sham, lawyer says

    BOSTON -- Whitey Bulger sat in court as he was called a rat, Satan, a coward, a punk, a psychopath, a bag of jailhouse rags and some other terms not suitable for mention in a family newspaper, and after all that, decided to keep silent. The Boston...
  • Phone-extortion scam grows

    A man calling from Puerto Rico tried to use an over-the-phone extortion scam to prey on at least half a dozen victims in Irvine and Costa Mesa this week. He appears to be targeting Orange County area codes, namely 949 and 714, Irvine police Lt. Julia...
  • 'Scandal' recap, 'More Cattle, Less Bull'

    Olivia’s life isn’t finished imploding, which is both entertaining and frustrating to watch. I think half of the joy of watching “Scandal” is being able to route for Olivia as she ruthlessly ensures the best outcome for her client....
  • Katie's dire premonition follows Bill and Brooke to Aspen

    BETRAYAL: Sara's concern about exposure of her secretive relationship with Jack intensified. Meanwhile, convinced that his wife is hiding something, Drew became obsessive about finding out what Sara has been up to. Jack made a difficult confession that...
  • 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 ......
  • Defiant Mexican bishop denounces drug gangs, government

    MEXICO CITY -- In a rare public airing, a senior Catholic prelate has denounced control of Mexico's Michoacan state by violent drug traffickers, challenging official government claims and igniting a fierce debate. Miguel Patiño, the bishop of...
  • Update: Burbank officer makes bail, leaves federal custody

    Update: Burbank officer makes bail, leaves federal custody
    A Burbank police officer and his girlfriend were released from federal custody Wednesday following their arrests on charges of lying to federal authorities during an investigation into an alleged extortion scheme involving the woman and her estranged...
  • 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...