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  • After president's first year, Mexico still a mess by many measures

    MEXICO CITY — To President Enrique Peña Nieto's supporters, his first year in office has been a time of bold promises kept as he pursues an ambitious agenda of reforms designed, in the long term, to bring peace and economic growth to Mexico. But...
  • Mexico seminary joins list of extortion callers' targets

    MEXICO CITY — It is a distressingly common part of life in modern Mexico: the bullying phone call demanding that the person who answers pay up — or else. Businesses get the extortion calls. Families get them. And now, apparently, so has...
  • Toronto mayor: Bad boy Rob Ford puts Canada in global spotlight

    Toronto mayor: Bad boy Rob Ford puts Canada in global spotlight
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may be a national embarrassment, but his scandalous behavior -- smoking crack cocaine, threatening murder and making lewd remarks on live television -- is the biggest international news story out of Canada this century, Canadian...
  • San Diego man arrested, accused of operating 'revenge porn' website

    San Diego man arrested, accused of operating 'revenge porn' website
    SAN DIEGO -- A 27-year-old San Diego man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of operating a "revenge porn" website and demanding up to $350 to remove sexually explicit photos of women that were often posted by angry former boyfriends or ex-husbands. Kevin...
  • 'Revenge porn' site 'ruining my life,' accused operator told cops

    'Revenge porn' site 'ruining my life,' accused operator told cops
    SAN DIEGO — The 27-year-old man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website allegedly told investigators that what started out as fun had ended up ruining his life. Kevin Christopher Bollaert was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of operating the...
  • 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...
  • Vigilantes to disarm in Mexico's Michoacan state

    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...
  • Three more convicted in Armenian Power fraud, extortion schemes

    Three men with ties to the Armenian Power gang were convicted in federal court this week for their roles in a vast racketeering conspiracy and a sophisticated debit card skimming scheme that targeted thousands of customers at 99 Cents Only stores across...
  • FBI file sheds more light on disgraced ex-Metra CEO

    FBI file sheds more light on disgraced ex-Metra CEO
    The FBI conducted a 22-month investigation of former Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano, concluding that he did not embezzle any money other than the $475,000 he was accused of taking from Metra, newly released records show. The documents shed light...