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  • Witness Brings Smile To 'Whitey' Bulger, Tells Of Extortion

    James "Whitey" Bulger, whose racketeering trial continues to be the best show in town, finally flashed a smile from his seat at the defense table Friday, although it was unclear from the context whether Bulger found one of his accusers amusing or was...
  • Revisit Alfred Hitchcock's classic films in screenings around L.A.

     Revisit Alfred Hitchcock's classic films in screenings around L.A.
    Think of it as a Hitchcock-a-palooza. It may be the summer of such blockbuster spectacles as "Man of Steel," "The Lone Ranger" and "World War Z," but it's also the summer of movies by a real-life legend: Alfred Hitchcock. His films are screening at...
  • 20-Time Killer: Bulger 'Broke My Heart' By Informing To FBI

    20-Time Killer: Bulger 'Broke My Heart' By Informing To FBI
    Confessed 20-time killer John Martorano left no doubt during his testimony against James "Whitey" Bulger Monday that he was settling a score for the decision made decades ago by Bulger and another former partner, Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, to become...
  • Calderon allegedly took bribes for pushing film bills, Al Jazeera reports

    Calderon allegedly took bribes for pushing film bills, Al Jazeera reports
    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....
  • Appeals court overturns officer's sentence in Majestic case

    Appeals court overturns officer's sentence in Majestic case
    A federal appeals court overturned the sentence of a Baltimore police officer convicted of taking kickbacks from a tow truck company, ruling that a lower court was wrong in how it assigned a dollar value to the scheme. The Fourth Circuit Court of...
  • Exhibit recalls Hendler kidnapping of 1933

    Exhibit recalls Hendler kidnapping of 1933
    Memories of the 1933 kidnapping in Baltimore of Albert Hendler, scion of the wealthy and prominent Hendler Creamery Co. family, have recently been revived in an exhibition of documents relating to the case at the Crime Museum in Washington. The nation...
  • Review: 'World War Z' gets a rise from the undead

     Review: 'World War Z' gets a rise from the undead
    Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. And as it turns out, zombies do it as well. They swarm. And when they're done swarming, they swarm all over again. That unstoppably manic movement is the most unexpected part of "World War Z" as well...
  • After killing, calls for crackdown on Hollywood Blvd. panhandlers

    The killing of a woman in the heart of Hollywood's tourists district is bringing new calls for a crackdown against aggressive panhandlers. On Tuesday at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, a 23-year-old woman collapsed after...
  • Chicago police sergeant arrested on federal charge

    Chicago police sergeant arrested on federal charge
    A veteran Chicago police sergeant mired in personal debt was arrested Monday on a charge that he attempted to extort a West Side liquor store employee by offering to look up police reports, license plates and other information in exchange for cash. "You...
  • 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...
  • '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....