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  • 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...
  • Alleged Miss Teen USA 'sextorter' forced victims to strip, complaint says

    The 19-year-old Temecula man charged with "sextorting" newly crowned Miss Teen USA and several other young women allegedly told FBI agents that he used 30 to 40 computers to carry out his crimes. According to a criminal complaint and court affidavit,...
  • $1 million in marijuana found in Central Valley drug den

    $1 million in marijuana found in Central Valley drug den
    Eight men with ties to a Mexican drug ring were arrested after authorities in the Central Valley discovered a drug den filled with more than $1 million in processed marijuana, authorities said. A narcotics team served a search warrant to residents...
  • Joseph W. Alton Jr., first Arundel County executive )[Obituary]

    Joseph W. Alton Jr., first Arundel County executive )[Obituary]
    Joseph W. Alton Jr., who served as the first Anne Arundel County executive and whose political career ended at the jailhouse door, died Friday of complications from dementia at Genesis Eldercare Spa Creek Center. He was 94. "Joe was probably the most...
  • Man admits 'sextortion' of Miss Teen USA; lawyer says he's autistic

    The attorney for a 19-year-old man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to "sextorting" photos via hacked personal computers of at least dozen women including Miss Teen USA, said his client has autism, but that it was no excuse for the behavior. Jared James...
  • Miss Teen USA 'sextortion' suspect faces prison after guilty plea

    Miss Teen USA 'sextortion' suspect faces prison after guilty plea
    A 19-year-old man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to a "sextortion" scheme involving naked photos and videos of at least a dozen women, including Miss Teen USA, faces up to 33 months in federal prison. The guilty plea comes less than two months after the...