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  • Suspect identified in Miss Teen USA 'sextortion' case

    Suspect identified in Miss Teen USA 'sextortion' case
    Federal officials on Thursday said they have identified an individual believed to be involved in an alleged "sextortion" case involving newly crowned Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf from Orange County. More than a dozen other women had also been identified...
  • Deputies: Woman stalked, extorted victims with phony child abuse reports

    Deputies: Woman stalked, extorted victims with phony child abuse reports
    After receiving complaints from folks who reported that Tawny Lynn Blazejowski had been stalking them, the Sheriff's Special Victim’s Section began a complex investigation over the past year into these allegations, according to a news release from...
  • Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf was hacked in 'sextortion' plot, FBI says

     
    The newly-crowned Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, says she is the victim of a "sextortion" plot. The FBI is investigating the case and says more than a dozen other women were targeted....
  • Robbins sexual assault victim seeks answers about 1991 attack

    Robbins sexual assault victim seeks answers about 1991 attack
    For 22 years she rarely spoke of the chilling attack, even as it changed so much about her life. The multisport athlete was 14 and on her way home from basketball practice on a fall evening when she was grabbed from behind, dragged from the road and...
  • Elmore Leonard's love-hate relationship with Hollywood

    Hollywood always loved Elmore Leonard. The prolific novelist-screenwriter, who died Tuesday at age 87, didn't always return the affection. Over the course of Leonard's six-decade do-si-do with the entertainment industry, his plain-spoken prose...
  • Local man accused in gold scam

    A Glendale man accused of stealing about $141,000 from the bank account of a Sacramento man so he could buy 96 gold coins pleaded not guilty Friday to federal fraud charges. Karapet Damaryan, 63, and his co-defendant, Garik Voskanyan, 30, of Rancho...
  • Last Host Standing: David Letterman Marks 20-Year CBS Anniversary Sans Fanfare

    David Letterman made his CBS debut on Aug. 30, 1993 -- the consolation prize, at the time, for having lost the coveted "The Tonight Show" throne to Jay Leno. Yet if the host has never entirely gotten over that, he's certainly made the best of a...
  • Sofia's choice in "Getaway" ★ 1/2

    Sofia's choice in "Getaway" ★ 1/2
    "Getaway" will never be mistaken for a "Fast & Furious" sequel. It's more like "Taken … for a Ride!" Terrible but, in its squealing way, sporadically fun-terrible, it features a glowering Ethan Hawke as a former professional race car driver named...
  • Eight plead guilty in Armenian Power racketeering case

    Eight plead guilty in Armenian Power racketeering case
    Eight of 70 defendants charged in a wide-reaching investigation that targeted the small but ruthless Armenian Power gang pleaded guilty this week in federal court, authorities said Wednesday. Four of the eight were allegedly "members or associates" of...
  • Miss Teen USA 'sextortion' suspect expected to plead guilty

    A Temecula man is expected to plead guilty in federal court Tuesday to “sextorting” nude photos and videos from the recently crowned Miss Teen USA and other women by hacking into their computers. In a court filing submitted Monday in an...
  • 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...