| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:56 PM
The young Saudi man had been in Los Angeles for about a year studying English when the horrific accusations came to his door.
A woman he'd met during a 2012 family trip to Vienna had come to visit him in L.A. But not long after she arrived, the woman...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 1:28 PM
A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by the son of a Saudi sheik pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiring to extort $20 million from the man's family.
Two attorneys, one of them once connected to...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Howard County police have charged a 21-year-old Virginia woman with running a door-to-door solicitation scam in Ellicott City this month.
Tabitha Nicole Sisk, 21, of Gladstone, Va., is accused of extortion, drug possession and making a false statement...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:06 PM
After serving eight months in federal custody for his role in a towing scandal, former Baltimore police officer David Reeping is fighting to get his job back.
Reeping contends that investigators used him as a scapegoat to avoid accusations of racial...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Claudia Sanchez crouched on a grassy slope alongside the railroad tracks, breast-feeding her 10-month-old daughter, Heather.
It had already been a long journey from Honduras to central Mexico, clinging with her baby to the top of a rickety train. They...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:50 PM
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:12 AM
Los Angeles Times classified ad helps in recovery of stolen Stradivarius violin....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The case against state Rep. Derrick Smith might have seemed like a slam dunk since he was caught on undercover recordings accepting a $7,000 kickback, admitted to the FBI that he took the bribe and even showed them where he’d stashed some of the...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The scent of limes in the air, Papa Pitufo shouted orders to his men and consulted by cellphone with his far-flung forces.
The gray-bearded farmer has emerged as the senior leader of the vigilante movement that has taken over a large swath of wealthy...
| May 28, 2014
| 8:31 AM
As the final days of the state Legislature’s spring session wind down, lame duck state Rep. Derrick Smith finds himself in a federal courtroom in Chicago today as his scheduled trial gets underway on charges of bribery and extortion.
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:11 PM
MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government has set a date for the so-called self-defense militias in the troubled western state of Michoacan to dissolve and account for their weapons, a move that does not necessarily signal the end of the vigilante...