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  • Man who killed strip club owner Jimmy Casino in '87 gets life in prison

    Man who killed strip club owner Jimmy Casino in '87 gets life in prison
    A quarter of a century after a Santa Ana strip club owner was ambushed and gunned down, a Hawaiian man has been sentenced to life in prison in what once was one of Orange County’s most intriguing unsolved murders. Richard Curtis Morris Jr. was...
  • Son of alleged Sinaloa drug cartel kingpin arrested at border

    Son of alleged Sinaloa drug cartel kingpin arrested at border
    SAN DIEGO -- The son of one of Mexico’s most wanted drug kingpins has been arrested while trying to cross into the U.S. with his wife in Nogales, Ariz., federal authorities said Friday. Serafin Zambada, who was arrested on Wednesday, is expected...
  • Mexico seminary joins list of extortion callers' targets

    MEXICO CITY — It is a distressingly common part of life in modern Mexico: the bullying phone call demanding that the person who answers pay up — or else. Businesses get the extortion calls. Families get them. And now, apparently, so has...
  • 3,024 pounds of cocaine seized during Sinaloa cartel investigation

    A three-year undercover investigation into the drug-smuggling operations of a Sinaloa cartel through Imperial Valley has led to the seizure of 3,024 pounds of cocaine worth $96 million, authorities said Wednesday. The operation started in Imperial...
  • Fast and Furious gun dealer released from prison

    WASHINGTON — The firearms dealer caught up in the Justice Department’s Fast and Furious scandal has won an early release from prison after a federal judge ruled that prosecutors overcharged him in alleging he sold high-powered weapons to...
  • City gives felon six-figure grant to open liquor store

    City gives felon six-figure grant to open liquor store
    Fed up with package liquor stores marked by street fights and curbside drug dealing, West Side residents more than a decade ago won a moratorium banning new liquor licenses on a bleak stretch of West Madison Street. But in April, a new neon sign for...
  • Former Mexican drug czar convicted of aiding cartel dies at 79

    MEXICO CITY -- Handpicked for the job by the Mexican president, praised by the U.S. government for his honesty, army Gen. Jose de Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo seemed the perfect man to serve as drug czar. But barely 11 weeks on the job, Gutierrez Rebollo was...
  • Review: "Boardwalk Empire" Season 3

    Review: "Boardwalk Empire" Season 3
    The third season of "Boardwalk Empire" achieved such operatic highs -- and featured such an assortment of twisting alliances, along with a truly menacing villain -- that the slow start to the current campaign is perhaps to be forgiven. Granted, there's...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire's' Capone is ... a family man?

    'Boardwalk Empire's' Capone is ... a family man?
    Al Capone, arguably the most famous gangster ever, has grown into a mythic figure, a sort of cigar-chomping, fedora-wearing, machine gun-wielding, vicious, ruthless monster. To Deirdre Marie Capone, he was simply Uncle Al. Technically, her granduncle,...
  • Rolling Stone Story On Hernandez Talks Of Drug Use, Guns

    Rolling Stone Story On Hernandez Talks Of Drug Use, Guns
    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"...
  • Eight plead guilty in Armenian Power racketeering case

    Eight plead guilty in Armenian Power racketeering case
    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...