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  • State 'concerned' about Caesars allegations

    State 'concerned' about Caesars allegations
    Maryland gambling control officials said Tuesday they're "concerned" about allegations in other states involving the company building Baltimore's casino, Caesars Entertainment Corp. Caesars said Monday that one of its Las Vegas businesses is the subject...
  • Monterrey emerging from shadow of drug violence

    Monterrey emerging from shadow of drug violence
    MONTERREY, Mexico — It is one of those small, hopeful signs that this traumatized city may be awakening from the nightmare of Mexico's drug wars: Armando Alanis once again feels safe enough to stop off for a late-night nosh at Tacos Los Quiques, a...
  • Border tunnel: 3 arrested; 8 tons of pot, 325 lbs. of cocaine seized

    Border tunnel: 3 arrested; 8 tons of pot, 325 lbs. of cocaine seized
    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....
  • An inside look at Greg Bautzer, 'The Man Who Seduced Hollywood'

     An inside look at Greg Bautzer, 'The Man Who Seduced Hollywood'
    For nearly 50 years Greg Bautzer was one of the premier entertainment attorneys in Hollywood, with a client list that included moguls Howard Hughes, Charles Bluhdorn, Darryl Zanuck and Kirk Kerkorian. He also made a name for himself handling the high-...
  • Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches

    Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches
    NOGALES, Ariz. — Gun runners once were so nonchalant about driving into Mexico that one smuggler stashed a .50-caliber rifle on the top of the engine block of a sedan, the weapon visible to anyone who bothered to pop the hood. It was 2010 and word...
  • Leader of Zetas drug cartel captured: '40' may be extradited to U.S.

    Leader of Zetas drug cartel captured: '40' may be extradited to U.S.
    MEXICO CITY _ Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, top leader of the vicious Zetas drug-and-extortion cartel, was in a cell in Mexico City on Tuesday, awaiting interrogation and possible extradition to the United States. Treviño, known as "40," was transported...
  • After leader of vicious Zetas cartel captured, violence could surge

    After leader of vicious Zetas cartel captured, violence could surge
    MEXICO CITY -- The capture of the top leader of Mexico’s savage Zetas cartel will likely have surprisingly little effect on the trafficking of cocaine and other illicit substances to the United States, or on the violence that has claimed tens of...
  • Fatal shooting that fueled Anaheim protests justified, D.A. says

    Fatal shooting that fueled Anaheim protests justified, D.A. says
    The shooting of an Anaheim man, whose death helped fuel days of heated protest in Orange County's largest city last year, was legally justified, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Joel Acevedo, was shot and killed by...
  • Captured Zeta cartel lord Treviño infamous for brutality

    Captured Zeta cartel lord Treviño infamous for brutality
    He was notorious for an assassination method known as “the cookout” – stuffing his victim into a barrel, dousing him with gasoline and roasting him alive. Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, the Zeta drug cartel commander arrested Monday...
  • Alleged jail smuggling mastermind to plead guilty, lawyer says

    Alleged jail smuggling mastermind to plead guilty, lawyer says
    The alleged Black Guerrilla Family leader who is accused of masterminding a sophisticated operation to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the Baltimore City Detention Center will plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge, his attorney said...
  • George Zimmerman jury should be public

    George Zimmerman jury should be public
    B37 is snarky. B29 is emotional. B51 is caring. Either we're talking about a new, far more interesting version of bingo or observations about the six women who served on the George Zimmerman jury. Trial watchers became accustomed to referring to the...