| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:15 PM
MOSCOW -- A member of the punk rock group Pussy Riot went on a hunger strike Monday to protest what she said were unbearable conditions at a Russian prison camp.
"I demand that human rights be observed in the [prison] colony; I demand that this camp ......
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:37 PM
MEXICO CITY -- In a rare public airing, a senior Catholic prelate has denounced control of Mexico's Michoacan state by violent drug traffickers, challenging official government claims and igniting a fierce debate.
Miguel Patiño, the bishop of...
| 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,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:00 PM
MEXICO CITY — Ygnacio Lopez Mendoza was one of the few mayors from Mexico’s troubled state of Michoacan who openly sounded the alarm about the narco thugs whose extortion demands were targeting even small local governments like his.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:30 AM
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...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:35 AM
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....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:01 PM
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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:47 PM
SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Ronald Calderon allegedly accepted more than $60,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents during an elaborate sting operation, according to a report by the Al Jazeera television network, which cited a sealed federal affidavit....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:33 AM
These two roomies met while they both worked as high school teachers in Palm Beach County, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Their living arrangement went way south after LaTasha Currington, 38, allegedly told her roomie that a cash payoff...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Costa Mesa police foiled an extortion scam Monday when a female motorist flagged down an officer because she feared a relative was in grave danger, the department announced.
The crying woman honked her horn and waved over traffic investigator Darren...