| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Julius R. Nasso made a name for himself as the business partner of Steven Seagal, producing some of the ponytailed martial arts expert's best-known films.
That was before Nasso's own life began to resemble a Hollywood mafia saga and he landed in prison....
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:19 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Human Rights Watch on Thursday blamed the Urabeños criminal gang for helping cause one of Colombia’s worst humanitarian crises in years: the forced displacement last year of 19,000 people from the city of Buenaventura.
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:37 PM
MEXICO CITY — If nothing else, the slaying of cartel boss Nazario Moreno Gonzalez by Mexican soldiers may have burst the bubble of mysticism that had made him one of the stranger figures to emerge in the country's drug war.
Moreno, whose nicknames...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:38 PM
BADIRAGUATO, Mexico — Now that the Mexican government has nabbed the country's most-wanted drug lord, Fernando Antonio Robles is worried about the future.
Robles is a 16-year-old bricklayer's apprentice in the wild drug-producing municipality...
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Within the past four years, 25 members of the Costa Mesa police force have said they left the department because of the city's contentious political environment, according to a recent city report.
The official memo, distributed to the City Council on...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:36 AM
Marylanders who recall the moving vans that absconded with the beloved Colts are all too familiar with economic blackmail from businesses whose owners threaten to leave town unless their legislative demands are met. But Ugo Beretta's tantrum against...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:23 PM
An Oklahoma man who allegedly blackmailed women with nude and sexually explicit photos on his “revenge porn” website has been arrested and faces charges in California, Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced Friday.
Casey E. Meyering, 28, of...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:38 AM
MOSCOW -- Russian officials and Kremlin-influenced media stepped up their accusations Thursday that Western countries were fomenting the violence in Ukraine and warned that sanctions imposed by the United States and under consideration by the European...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Nine years ago, former death row inmate Steven Manning stood in the lobby of the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse and praised a federal jury’s finding that two FBI agents had framed him for a murder, saying it was “a long, long way from death row to...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 2:04 PM
MEXICO CITY -- From his naming on the Forbes magazine list of the world’s richest billionaires, to his frequent supposed sightings and magical escapes, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been a larger-than-life drug lord who reached...