| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:22 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — State Sen. Leland Yee, a prominent figure in California's Democratic legislative majority, was arrested in a federal corruption investigation Wednesday along with an ostentatious gangster known as "Shrimp Boy" — who insisted...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:12 PM
Police are looking for a man who allegedly brandished a handgun at a woman whom he believed was following him.
The woman was reportedly circling the area near Zook Drive at about 11:15 a.m. Monday in search of a parking spot and happened to be behind...
| 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?
| Mar 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The federal government believed Colby Sue Weathers was a paranoid schizophrenic. It had information that she was delusional and suicidal, unable to work and therefore eligible for Medicaid and disability benefits.
One summer day in 2012, Weathers...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Chicago voters weighed in on three city referendums Tuesday, with a majority coming out in favor of keeping firearms out of restaurants that serve alcohol and limiting the size of gun magazines, and most taking a dim view of raising taxi fares,...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:50 PM
A south suburban man accused of shooting two people in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood over the Easter weekend was ordered held Saturday on $300,000 bail.
Prosecutors said Keithrick Childs, 23, was one of two men who walked up to a vehicle and...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The National Rifle Assn. is preparing to kick off its annual convention Friday in Indianapolis, where it will mix politics with advocacy for 2nd Amendment issues, including one of its longtime goals: a national reciprocity law that would allow gun...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:56 PM
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has agreed to plead guilty to illegally building an assault rifle, marking the first plea agreement by one of 20 sheriff's officials charged or indicted since December in an ongoing federal investigation of the...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 10:38 PM
The residence where Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman apparently had been hiding is a tidy, whitewashed house with spike-topped wrought iron fencing, a heavy metal door and blackened windows.
It sits across from a high school and is surrounded...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:28 AM
A 14-year-old girl shot and killed another 14-year-old girl because of an argument over a boy, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said today as murder charges were filed.
The .38-caliber handgun used to kill Endia Martin Monday afternoon had been...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:15 PM
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — At the epicenter of the pro-Russia rebellion in eastern Ukraine, masked men on Friday raced around in commandeered police cars, blowing through stop lights and flying over speed bumps. Although it was a warm spring day, the...