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  • Lawsuit targets website that posts mug shots

    Lawsuit targets website that posts mug shots
    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...
  • Youth boot camp operator gets prison for sex assault, kidnapping

    Youth boot camp operator gets prison for sex assault, kidnapping
    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...
  • From the archive: For teen program's chief, tough love may have turned criminal

    From the archive: For teen program's chief, tough love may have turned criminal
    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. Ruiz's...
  • Reputed mob boss arrested in 1978 'Goodfellas' airport heist

    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...
  • Baltimore police officer pleads to extortion and ID theft

    Baltimore police officer pleads to extortion and ID theft
    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,...
  • Defiant Mexican bishop denounces drug gangs, government

    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 PatiƱo, the bishop of...
  • Outspoken mayor from Mexico's Michoacan state found dead

    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. “...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mexican nationals, the 'Dream 9,' take a step toward asylum

    Mexican nationals, the 'Dream 9,' take a step toward asylum
    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...
  • Protests, resignations, a flu outbreak: Tough times for Peru's leader

    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...