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  • Homeland Security Targets "Most Dangerous Gang in America"

    Homeland Security Targets "Most Dangerous Gang in America"
    MS-13—a gang with roots in El Salvador and Los Angeles—was designated a “trans-national” criminal organization by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday.  Consisting of more than 30,000...
  • Geraldine Ferraro dies at 75; shattered political barrier for women as vice presidential nominee in 1984

    Geraldine Ferraro dies at 75; shattered political barrier for women as vice presidential nominee in 1984
    Geraldine A. Ferraro, the savvy New York Democrat who was embraced as a symbol of women's equality in 1984 when she became the first woman nominated for vice president by a major party, died Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was...
  • Mario Obledo dies at 78; California secretary of health and welfare, Latino civil rights leader

    Mario Obledo dies at 78; California secretary of health and welfare, Latino civil rights leader
    Mario Obledo, who grew up on welfare and later ran the California agency that administered it when he became the state's highest-ranking Mexican American official, died Wednesday in Sacramento. He was 78. The cause was a heart attack, said his wife, Keda...
  • J. Paul Getty III dies at 54; scion of oil dynasty

    J. Paul Getty III dies at 54; scion of oil dynasty
    J. Paul Getty III, a scion of the Getty oil dynasty whose tragedies — mutilation by kidnappers in the early 1970s and an incapacitating, drug-induced stroke in the 1980s — brought into high relief the dysfunctional relations that beset his...
  • Determined federal prosecutor targets the Tijuana cartel

    Determined federal prosecutor targets the Tijuana cartel
      The Mexican drug kingpin was shackled to the railing of a U.S. Coast Guard cutter cruising up the coast of Baja California when he saw a curious sight: A hovering helicopter lowering somebody by rope onto the deck of a nearby boat. The dangling person...
  • Summer concert ticket sales plummet. Are you seeing fewer shows this year?

     
    This month, pop star Rihanna postponed six dates on her Last Girl on Earth tour (fortunately not her shows at Staples Center with opener Ke$ha). The Lilith Tour had to cancel 10 concerts, and even Christina Aguilera axed her 20-date......
  • Google acquires social games and apps maker Slide

     
    Google made another play for the social networking space Friday with its acquisition of Slide, which makes games, applications and widgets for websites such as Facebook and MySpace. The San Francisco developer provides free apps that Facebook users can...
  • Sophisticated schemes used to smuggle drugs into L.A. County jails

     
    The case of L.A. County sheriff's deputy Peter Felix, who was sentenced for smuggling drugs into a jail, underscores the Sheriff's Department's struggles in keeping drugs out of the nation's largest county jail system. Deputies confiscate drugs from...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Mariah Carey: The Adventures of Mimi Tour' on VH1

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 8 - 14 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here DIVA ON DUTY: The concert special “Mariah Carey: The Adventures of......
  • Former Facebook rainmaker Owen Van Natta joins Zynga

     
    Zynga taps former Facebook rainmaker Owen Van Natta to be executive vice president....
  • Ernie Borgnine–the next Betty White?

     
    He's got a funny supporting role in the all-star spy actioner RED, opening in Oct. He's slated to be in Orlando for the FXShow convention in mid October, too. And in January, Ernest Borgnine, Oscar winner, will be honored by the Screen Actor's Guild at...