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  • Review: 'World War Z' gets a rise from the undead

     Review: 'World War Z' gets a rise from the undead
    Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. And as it turns out, zombies do it as well. They swarm. And when they're done swarming, they swarm all over again. That unstoppably manic movement is the most unexpected part of "World War Z" as well...
  • After killing, calls for crackdown on Hollywood Blvd. panhandlers

    The killing of a woman in the heart of Hollywood's tourists district is bringing new calls for a crackdown against aggressive panhandlers. On Tuesday at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, a 23-year-old woman collapsed after...
  • Revisit Alfred Hitchcock's classic films in screenings around L.A.

     Revisit Alfred Hitchcock's classic films in screenings around L.A.
    Think of it as a Hitchcock-a-palooza. It may be the summer of such blockbuster spectacles as "Man of Steel," "The Lone Ranger" and "World War Z," but it's also the summer of movies by a real-life legend: Alfred Hitchcock. His films are screening at...
  • Jury chosen for trial of reputed Boston mobster Whitey Bulger

    Jury chosen for trial of reputed Boston mobster Whitey Bulger
    BOSTON -- Jury selection was completed Tuesday in the racketeering trial of reputed Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger. The process of choosing 12 jurors and six alternates ended around 11 a.m. local time after six days of questioning, but not before...
  • Whitey Bulger behind 'murder and mayhem,' prosecutor tells jury

    Whitey Bulger behind 'murder and mayhem,' prosecutor tells jury
    BOSTON — A federal prosecutor said in opening statements Wednesday at James “Whitey” Bulger's racketeering trial that the reputed mobster was at the center of “murder and mayhem” in Boston for almost 30 years, while the...
  • Jury in Whitey Bulger's trial is shown Winter Hill Gang's arsenal

    Jury in Whitey Bulger's trial is shown Winter Hill Gang's arsenal
    Jurors in James “Whitey” Bulger's racketeering trial on Thursday were shown machine guns and other weapons from a massive arsenal that investigators say he and his gang owned, as prosecutors attempted to show that Bulger ran a criminal...
  • Steve Cooley and Alan Jackson join Hollywood legal battle

    Steve Cooley and Alan Jackson join Hollywood legal battle
    Former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley and former Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson have joined a high-stakes Hollywood legal battle related to the failed movie business dealings of construction magnate Ron Tutor and a partner. Last month,...
  • Pools of jurors meet Whitey Bulger as selection process begins

    Pools of jurors meet Whitey Bulger as selection process begins
    BOSTON — The machinations of choosing a jury for the long-awaited trial of reputed Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger may be notable for how routine it all is despite the notoriety of the case and the out-sized tales of the man at its center....
  • Jackson death case is "extortion," AEG exec agrees

    Jackson death case is "extortion," AEG exec agrees
    AEG Live’s chief executive testified Tuesday that he thought the wrongful death suit brought against the company by Michael Jackson’s mother and children was an extortion attempt.                While he never uttered the word, Randy...
  • U.S. moves to freeze assets of 6 Mara Salvatrucha leaders

    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...
  • Colombia government, FARC rebels reach milestone on path to peace

    Colombia government, FARC rebels reach milestone on path to peace
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a milestone first step in efforts to end Latin America’s longest-running insurgency, Colombia’s largest rebel group and the government said Sunday in Havana that they had reached an agreement on land reform, the first of...