| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Aaron Hernandez was a heavy drug user during his days with the Patriots and his behavior angered coach Bill Belichick to the point that his job was in jeopardy, according to Rolling Stone magazine.
In story excerpts from "The Gangster in the Huddle"...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:00 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Eight people, including four who live in Burbank, Glendale and Montrose, pleaded guilty Monday to various charges, including racketeering conspiracy, bank fraud and identity theft, centered around the activities of an Armenian organized crime ring,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
When properly applied, bad taste can have a wonderfully liberating, palliative effect, and contemporary French cinema has produced few more discerning mainstream vulgarians than Luc Besson. But without any sense of joy in transgression, or real humor...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:40 PM
SAN DIEGO — U.S. authorities said Thursday they have shut down a major cross-border drug tunnel that traffickers had recently completed and equipped with an electric rail and cart system capable of ferrying tons of drugs from Tijuana to San Diego....
| Nov 3, 2013
He appears in a restaurant, picks up everyone's tab, then vanishes with his many guards. He stars in his wedding, government officials among the guests. He is captured, then released. Twice.
Or maybe not.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most-...
| 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
| 11:55 AM
There is at least one thing that John “Junior” Gotti, scion of the mobster family, and Oscar Wilde, the playwright known for his ironic bent, have in common. They know that no good deed goes unpunished.
The aphorism is generally attributed...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:04 PM
WASHINGTON — At his peak, Mexican drug lord Juan Juarez Orosco allegedly oversaw the distribution of 8 tons of cocaine every month from Colombia to the United States, making him one of the most wanted narcotics traffickers in the world,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
“A servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who dispatched him.” With such pointed scriptural citation does Jeffrey Wright bring his mesmerizing presence to HBO's Boardwalk Empire Season 4, playing Dr....