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  • Vatican cleric, two others arrested for alleged corruption

    ROME -- A senior accountant in the Vatican’s finance department, an Italian intelligence agent and a banker were arrested Friday on suspicion of trying to smuggle the equivalent of $26 million into Italy in a private jet as part of a tax-dodging...
  • Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women

    Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
  • Corrections officer pleads not guilty to racketeering charges

    Corrections officer pleads not guilty to racketeering charges
    Vivian Matthews, one of 13 corrections officers accused of working with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to smuggle drugs and contraband into the Baltimore jail, pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and drug charges Friday. Matthews, who is on...
  • Music and identity crisis on the Sunset Strip

    Music and identity crisis on the Sunset Strip
    This post has been corrected, please see below for details. In March, the Sunset Strip music venue the Key Club announced that it was closing for good. Few local music fans were especially surprised. The venue had operated in various guises since...
  • U.S. moves to freeze assets of 6 Mara Salvatrucha leaders

    Federal authorities on Wednesday designated six reputed members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha street gang, which was founded in Los Angeles, as leaders of a transnational criminal organization. The designation by the U.S. Department of the...
  • City jail security chief failed lie-detector test, Maynard says

    City jail security chief failed lie-detector test, Maynard says
    The head of security at the Baltimore jail failed a polygraph test administered after a federal indictment alleged widespread corruption on her watch, corrections secretary Gary D. Maynard told lawmakers at a hearing in Annapolis. Shavella Miles is...
  • Mexican army frees 165 immigrants held at gunpoint

    MEXICO CITY — The Mexican army freed 165 immigrants from an armed gang that had kidnapped them as they attempted to make their way to the United States, authorities announced Thursday. The migrants, mostly from Central America, were being held...
  • Review: French thriller 'The Prey' runs on outlandish energy

    Like a bullet train, the French thriller "The Prey" is a model of breathless efficiency, its stuffed cargo of chases, brawls and twists delivered with admirable speed. It also willfully genre-hops, from prison melodrama to escape flick to policier to...
  • Bulger Trial Shows Disturbing Corruption Of FBI Office

    The Big Show, as some call it, is on in Boston. That is the trial of 83-year-old mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, who is accused of murder, racketeering, extortion and other charges. Mr. Bulger has tried to portray himself as a good bad guy, loyal to...
  • Third corrections officer pleads not guilty in gang case

    A third corrections officer pleaded not guilty Friday to allegations that she was part of a Black Guerrilla Family gang smuggling operation at the Baltimore jail. Kimberly Dennis, 26, entered her plea in a brief hearing in federal court in Baltimore....
  • Legendary Lawmen, No. 8: O.W. Wilson

    Legendary Lawmen, No. 8: O.W. Wilson
    It is difficult to understate how far morale had fallen in the Chicago Police Department in January 1960 after the Summerdale scandal broke. The arrest and conviction of eight police officers for operating a burglary ring cemented public perception of...