| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:06 PM
In 2010, Zim Rogers was waiting to hear from his bosses about whether he would be promoted.
Rogers, who works in global securities, said that instead of getting a better job, he was fired after a cursory Google search turned up an 11-year-old mug shot...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:40 AM
A man who operated a youth boot camp in Pasadena was sentenced to state prison Friday for charges including sexual assault, kidnapping and extortion stemming from two cases, prosecutors said.
Kelvin Bernard McFarland, 43, was sentenced to four years and...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:11 PM
The surprise visit to Alberto Ruiz's house was swift.
Dress quickly, he was told. You're going to boot camp.
His parents, worried about his drug use and habit of skipping school, had followed a friend's advice and called Kelvin McFarland.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Five people said to be part of a New York crime family were arrested today. including a 78-year-old man accused of participating in a notorious 1978 airport heist that inspired the movie "Goodfellas."
More than three decades after $5 million in cash and...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:16 PM
A Baltimore police officer pleaded guilty to identity theft and extortion Wednesday after being caught in an elaborate FBI sting that involved an informant posing as a crooked tax preparer and heroin dealer.
Over the course of this spring, Ashley Roane,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:37 PM
MEXICO CITY -- In a rare public airing, a senior Catholic prelate has denounced control of Mexico's Michoacan state by violent drug traffickers, challenging official government claims and igniting a fierce debate.
Miguel Patiño, the bishop of...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:00 PM
MEXICO CITY — Ygnacio Lopez Mendoza was one of the few mayors from Mexico’s troubled state of Michoacan who openly sounded the alarm about the narco thugs whose extortion demands were targeting even small local governments like his.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:02 AM
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...
| Aug 11, 2013
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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:47 PM
PHOENIX — Young immigrants known as the “Dream 9” will get the chance to argue their case for asylum before an immigration judge, potentially setting a precedent that would inspire other Mexican nationals to make similar claims for...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:32 AM
LIMA, Peru -- Nobody said it was going to be easy, and it rarely is for Peru’s presidents. But Ollanta Humala, who recently completed his second year in office, is facing an unusual array of challenges, including protests, cabinet resignations and...