| Oct 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Legal wrangling between Spanish-language radio star Eduardo "Piolín" Sotelo and six former staff members dialed up this week with new allegations of harassment and boorish behavior.
The former staffers worked with Sotelo when he hosted his wildly...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:13 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2013
The United States' take-no-prisoners (or, perhaps more aptly, take-too-many-prisoners) approach to drug control has few fans in Latin America, long the most violent battleground in the U.S. war on drugs. Uruguay, the smallest country in the region, has...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:32 AM
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...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:12 AM
LONDON -- A Sicilian Mafia boss who was lived with his family in a quiet London suburb for two decades was denied bail by a British court Friday and ordered held on a warrant from Italian authorities who have sought his extradition since January 2012....
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Five people said to be part of a New York crime family were arrested today. including a 78-year-old man accused of participating in a notorious 1978 airport heist that inspired the movie "Goodfellas."
More than three decades after $5 million in cash and...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:49 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:16 PM
A Baltimore police officer pleaded guilty to identity theft and extortion Wednesday after being caught in an elaborate FBI sting that involved an informant posing as a crooked tax preparer and heroin dealer.
Over the course of this spring, Ashley Roane,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Dominik Neubauer stared into the camera, the steel barrel of an assault rifle pointed at his head.
A Yemeni "tribe" had taken him hostage, the 26-year-old Austrian student said in English, a tear rolling down his left cheek. If they...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:28 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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.”