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  • Top drug cartel leader pleads guilty, cooperating with feds

    Top drug cartel leader pleads guilty, cooperating with feds
    Just over a year ago, the highest-ranking leader of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel ever to be arrested on U.S. charges stood in a quiet federal courtroom in Chicago for a secret hearing. Raising his right hand and speaking through a Spanish...
  • Alleged California-based hit man pleads guilty to murder in Alabama

    An alleged hit man charged in 11 killings in California and Florida pleaded guilty to murder in Alabama on Thursday. Jose Manuel Martinez, a 52-year-old self-described enforcer for a Mexican drug cartel, pleaded guilty to shooting Jose Ruiz in...
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • BGF gang's reach extends well beyond Baltimore detention center

    BGF gang's reach extends well beyond Baltimore detention center
    As Tyrone Brown sat in his jail cell at the Baltimore County Detention Center late last year, awaiting trial for the murder of a man in a Towson Town Center parking garage, he kept busy in part by smoking marijuana and memorizing contraband writings of...
  • BGF jail corruption alleged months before indictment

    BGF jail corruption alleged months before indictment
    Months before a federal indictment detailed allegations of corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center, the smuggling and sexual improprieties at the core of that case had already been outlined in an inmate's lawsuit. Calvin Hemphill, in a...
  • George Yu hungers to bring new restaurants to Chinatown

     George Yu hungers to bring new restaurants to Chinatown
    George Yu is navigating his midnight blue Chevy Traverse down Chinatown's narrow Bamboo Lane on an early August afternoon, envisioning a row of street food stalls as part of the neighborhood festival Chinatown Summer Nights that he helps organize. Maybe...
  • Prosecution witness in Darien murders gets 75 years

    Prosecution witness in Darien murders gets 75 years
    The good deeds Jacob Nodarse performed after he murdered three people could not diminish the awful crime, a DuPage County judge said Monday before sentencing the former auto mechanic to 75 years in prison. "For the terrifying minutes you spent inside...
  • Regulators and consumer advocates focus on senior identity theft

    Regulators and consumer advocates focus on senior identity theft
    Older consumers are no more vulnerable to identity theft than others, but they do tend to be victims of the types of ID theft that are on the rise — cases involving tax returns and medical care. For that reason, the Federal Trade Commission held a...
  • Florida Republican leader accuses Obama of lying, treason and siccing IRS on tea party

    Florida Republican leader accuses Obama of lying, treason and siccing IRS on tea party
    A high-level Florida Republican Party leader, Peter Feaman of Boynton Beach, used a routine political appearance to deliver an unusually intense denunciation of President Barack Obama. He asserted that the Obama administration lies, the president...
  • To reach major leagues, Cubans face short distance but long process

    To reach major leagues, Cubans face short distance but long process
    addCustomPlayer('8cqmm3yooufw16fbocvnmn2rk', '', '', 600, 418, 'perf8cqmm3yooufw16fbocvnmn2rk', 'eplayer15'); The shortest route between Cuba and the United States is just 90 miles, but it can be a complicated journey for a baseball player. Because...
  • Trial starting for 'pill mill' doctors accused of roles in patients' deaths

    Trial starting for 'pill mill' doctors accused of roles in patients' deaths
    Federal prosecutors say they can prove that two South Florida doctors prescribed powerful, addictive pain pills in such an irresponsible way that they should be held criminally accountable for the deaths of nine patients. If convicted of the most...