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  • 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...
  • With 'El Chapo' gone, Mexicans brace for drug cartel turf war

    With 'El Chapo' gone, Mexicans brace for drug cartel turf war
    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...
  • Report: Departing cops cite political tensions

    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...
  • Beretta's economic blackmail [Commentary]

    Beretta's economic blackmail [Commentary]
    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...
  • Oklahoma man arrested in alleged 'revenge porn' extortions

    Oklahoma man arrested in alleged 'revenge porn' extortions
    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...
  • Russia warns West against 'illegitimate' sanctions on Ukraine

    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...
  • Jury finds ex-cop guilty of kidnap, murder plot

    Jury finds ex-cop guilty of kidnap, murder plot
    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...
  • 'El Chapo' Guzman: Life of the cartel king of Sinaloa

    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...
  • Hong Kong brothers go on trial in 'Transformers' extortion case

    Hong Kong brothers go on trial in 'Transformers' extortion case
    BEIJING -- Two Hong Kong brothers accused of attempting to extort about $12,800 from the crew filming Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” last year went on trial Tuesday in the Chinese territory. Mak Chi-shing, 27, and...
  • Mexico announces anti-kidnapping plan

    MEXICO CITY – The government of Mexico President Enrique Peņa Nieto promised Tuesday to pay new attention to kidnapping, a crime that has increased substantially during the president’s 13 months in office. The administration rolled out a new...
  • Two convicted in abduction-murder plot

    Two convicted in abduction-murder plot
    A Baltimore jury convicted two men on murder, extortion and false imprisonment charges Wednesday for abducting a man and taking his girlfriend's ransom money before killing him and dumping his body in the Patapsco River. Eric Pendergrass went missing in...