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  • Lawsuit targets website that posts mug shots

    Lawsuit targets website that posts mug shots
    In 2010, Zim Rogers was waiting to hear from his bosses about whether he would be promoted. Rogers, who works in global securities, said that instead of getting a better job, he was fired after a cursory Google search turned up an 11-year-old mug shot...
  • Youth boot camp operator gets prison for sex assault, kidnapping

    Youth boot camp operator gets prison for sex assault, kidnapping
    A man who operated a youth boot camp in Pasadena was sentenced to state prison Friday for charges including sexual assault, kidnapping and extortion stemming from two cases, prosecutors said. Kelvin Bernard McFarland, 43, was sentenced to four years and...
  • From the archive: For teen program's chief, tough love may have turned criminal

    From the archive: For teen program's chief, tough love may have turned criminal
    The surprise visit to Alberto Ruiz's house was swift. Dress quickly, he was told. You're going to boot camp. His parents, worried about his drug use and habit of skipping school, had followed a friend's advice and called Kelvin McFarland. Ruiz's...
  • Reputed mob boss arrested in 1978 'Goodfellas' airport heist

    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...
  • 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...
  • In life, Mexican cartel boss was revered as a saint

    In life, Mexican cartel boss was revered as a saint
    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...
  • 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...
  • Kimberly McBroom's Blog

    Kimberly McBroom's Blog
    Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!  Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday...  We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
  • Forfeiture case is chilling example

    Forfeiture case is chilling example
    Your recent front page article about criminal asset seizures and the Diffenderffers was good investigative reporting ("Seizing assets to take profits from crime," Feb. 17). To recap, Michael Diffenderffer had marijuana plants in his basement. The police...
  • Senate rejects bill barring MTA audio-taping

    Senate rejects bill barring MTA audio-taping
    The Senate rejected a bill Monday night that would have prevented the Maryland Transit Administration from audio-taping passengers' conversations after a vigorous debate over the competing values of safety and privacy. The 23-22 vote to kill the measure...