| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:30 PM
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.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:58 AM
We pick things up at Olivia’s, where a disappointed Jake is packing up to go home. Olivia’s safer if he’s not there. She says Fitz will protect her, but Jake scoffs. Her father is Command and Fitz can’t defend her, because he...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:42 PM
WASHINGTON -- A former congressman convicted of 17 felonies including extortion, money laundering, bribery and insurance fraud was sentenced Monday to three years in prison.
Former Rep. Rick Renzi, a three-term Republican from Flagstaff, Ariz., was...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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....
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:58 PM
AEG Live’s chief executive testified Tuesday that he thought the wrongful death suit brought against the company by Michael Jackson’s mother and children was an extortion attempt.
While he never uttered the word, Randy...