| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:00 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has spent his first night in prison, confined to an underground cell in a maximum-security facility with fellow accused drug traffickers with names like El Hummer, officials said Sunday.
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Joaquin Guzman, the drug kingpin known as “El Chapo” who was arrested Saturday in Mexico, has been wanted in Chicago since at least 2009, when he was indicted along with 10 other Sinaloa cartel leaders in what was considered the most...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Under cover of night, speed boats sneak into Florida coves and inlets, hauling bundles of marijuana and cocaine.
Drugs wash up on shore. Radar aircraft hover, searching for smugglers. And beachgoers stumble onto abandoned bundles of contraband.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:01 PM
MEXICO CITY -- At least 15 people were killed in brazen shootouts over the weekend in the large coastal city of Tampico, in a border state that had been experiencing a relative lull in organized-crime-related violence.
Mayor Gustavo Torres said Monday...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:01 PM
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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:01 AM
A co-defendant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Chicago to distributing vast amounts of cocaine and heroin here on behalf of the notorious Sinaloa cartel.
Tomas Arevalo-Renteria, who pleaded...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:40 PM
The arrest of state Sen. Leland Yee shook California political watchers Wednesday, but for followers of Bay Area crime it was the arrest of a San Francisco figure known as "Shrimp Boy" that caught their attention.
Both Yee and Raymond Chow, AKA...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 9:11 AM
The corruption case involving State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has been described as one of the most colorful in recent history. Here are some key questions and answers in the legal and political drama:
What is Yee accused of doing?
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:29 PM
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...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:26 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:16 PM
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...