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  • '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....
  • 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...
  • Calderon allegedly took bribes for pushing film bills, Al Jazeera reports

    SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Ronald Calderon allegedly accepted more than $60,000 in bribes fromĀ  undercover FBI agents during an elaborate sting operation, according to a report by the Al Jazeera television network, which cited a sealed federal affidavit....
  • Teacher v teacher: Nudie photos center of extortion plot

    Teacher v teacher: Nudie photos center of extortion plot
    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...
  • Woman victim of extortion scam

    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...
  • Obamacare: The latest from Glitches R Us

    Only now does Obamacare's namesake call the press to the Rose Garden, which is much better tended than his signature program, to acknowledge what everybody already knows: There are, well, a few problems with his signature program. Problems are now known...
  • Al Qaeda group is operating on ransom money from the West

    WASHINGTON — Dominik Neubauer stared into the camera, the steel barrel of an assault rifle pointed at his head. A Yemeni "tribe" had taken him hostage, the 26-year-old Austrian student said in English, a tear rolling down his left cheek. If they...
  • Film Review: 'The Wonders'

    A genial slacker, a private investigator and a femme fatale join forces to rescue a kidnapped holy man in Avi Nesher's engagingly helmed "The Wonders," an unusual dramedy that offers a stylish and amusing riff on "Chinatown" by way of "Alice In...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'

    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'
    Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who turned Detroit into his personal wallet, was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for corruption in the city that has become the modern face of municipal bankruptcy. The city’s chief executive from 2002 to...
  • Monterrey emerging from shadow of drug violence

    Monterrey emerging from shadow of drug violence
    MONTERREY, Mexico — It is one of those small, hopeful signs that this traumatized city may be awakening from the nightmare of Mexico's drug wars: Armando Alanis once again feels safe enough to stop off for a late-night nosh at Tacos Los Quiques, a...
  • TV Review: 'The Governor's Wife'

    Finally, a sitcom with an 86-year-old leading man. If only it weren't (sort of) real. Creepy on almost every level, A&E's "The Governor's Wife" couldn't reanimate Anna Nicole Smith, so it goes for the next best thing: Trina, the 35-year-old wife of former...