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  • Gunmen seize more sites in eastern Ukraine as official blames Russia

    MOSCOW – Gunmen wearing camouflage uniforms seized two administrative buildings Saturday in a town in eastern Ukraine and separatists attacked sites in two other towns, drawing the vow of a tough response from a top Ukrainian official who blamed the...
  • 20-year-old charged in armed sexual assault

    20-year-old charged in armed sexual assault
    A 20-year-old South Side man forced his way inside a home last May and sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint, prosecutors said Saturday. Jordan D. Whitaker, of the 7900 block of South Avalon Avenue, is accused in the May 24, 2013, attack in the Far...
  • Teen held without bail in slaying outside his Southwest Side home

    Teen held without bail in slaying outside his Southwest Side home
    A 17-year-old boy killed a fellow gang member in the Gage Park neighborhood early Sunday after the two fought about money the teen owed the man, prosecutors said Monday. Angel Jara was ordered held without bail in a midday hearing Monday before Cook...
  • Asian gang figure 'Shrimp Boy' at center of Yee scandal

    Asian gang figure 'Shrimp Boy' at center of Yee scandal
    The arrest of state Sen. Leland Yee shook California political watchers Wednesday, but for followers of Bay Area crime it was the arrest of a San Francisco figure known as "Shrimp Boy" that caught their attention. Both Yee and Raymond Chow, AKA...
  • Sen. Yee's gun control persona clashes with picture in FBI affidavit

    SACRAMENTO -- An FBI affidavit alleging that state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) offered to set up an arms deal paints a starkly different picture of Yee than his public persona as a supporter of gun control and advocate against gun violence. In...
  • Sen. Yee charged with trafficking firearms in sweeping FBI probe

    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was charged Wednesday with conspiring to commit wire fraud and traffic firearms, part of a sweeping public corruption case outlined by federal prosecutors. The...
  • Yee wanted campaign cash from gun conspiracy, feds say

    SACRAMENTO -- The history of politics is littered with unorthodox and illegal schemes to raise campaign cash, but the method allegedly used by Sen. Leland Yee stands apart. A criminal complaint released Wednesday says the San Francisco Democrat wanted...
  • State Sen. Leland Yee arrested on corruption charges in FBI sting

    State Sen. Leland Yee arrested on corruption charges in FBI sting
    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...
  • Leland Yee corruption case filled with wild allegations

    Leland Yee corruption case filled with wild allegations
    The public corruption case against state Sen. Leland Yee reads like a bad crime novel with off-the-books firearms deals made in parking lots and confessions whispered in a booth at a karaoke bar. All told, 26 people were identified as having violated...
  • Man allegedly waves pistol at driver

    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...
  • A guide to Leland Yee corruption scandal: 'Shrimp Boy' to guns

    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? An...