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  • Eight plead guilty in Armenian Power racketeering case

    Eight plead guilty in Armenian Power racketeering case
    Eight of 70 defendants charged in a wide-reaching investigation that targeted the small but ruthless Armenian Power gang pleaded guilty this week in federal court, authorities said Wednesday. Four of the eight were allegedly "members or associates" of...
  • Emmys 2013: Showrunners on violence — Everything comes from story

    Emmys 2013: Showrunners on violence — Everything comes from story
    The depiction of violence in popular entertainment has long been a hot-button issue. At the same time, bloodshed is an intrinsic part of such TV dramas as "The Walking Dead," "Boardwalk Empire," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad." In...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky handles business before Florida trip

    'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky handles business before Florida trip
    Before gangster Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) explores a money-making opportunity in Florida, he takes care of business on his Atlantic City turf in Episode 38 (“Resignation”) of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”   First there&...
  • Texas appeals court throws out Tom DeLay money-laundering conviction

    Texas appeals court throws out Tom DeLay money-laundering conviction
    HOUSTON -- Tom DeLay, who was forced out as Republican House majority leader in 2005 because of felony money laundering charges, was exonerated Thursday by a Texas appeals court. The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals said the evidence in the case was “...
  • Ab Taylor dies at 88; famed tracker who worked to help children

    Ab Taylor dies at 88; famed tracker who worked to help children
    Ab Taylor, a plain-spoken Texan who became a legend in the arcane art of man-tracking during three decades with the U.S. Border Patrol and later taught children how to survive if they became lost in the wild, has died. He was 88. Taylor, who had...
  • Dozens with alleged ties to Mexican Mafia arrested in O.C. raids

    Dozens with alleged ties to Mexican Mafia arrested in O.C. raids
    U.S. authorities and Santa Ana police on Tuesday arrested more than 100 alleged gang members who face state and federal charges for selling drugs and guns, as well as committing violence in Orange County. Santa Ana police joined agents of the FBI, the...
  • Mexican Mafia indictment names woman found dead in Newport

    Mexican Mafia indictment names woman found dead in Newport
    A 28-year-old woman whose body was found face down under the Newport Bay bridge was identified Tuesday in a sweeping indictment against more than 100 members or associates of a prison gang accused of running drugs, order beatings and keeping a list of...
  • After O.C. raid targeting Mexican Mafia, 21 suspects still at large

    After O.C. raid targeting Mexican Mafia, 21 suspects still at large
    Twenty-one people suspected of carrying out crimes on behalf of the Mexican Mafia in Orange County remain at large after a raid early Tuesday resulted in 55 arrests. In what authorities described as a major blow to the Mexican Mafia, 129 people were...
  • To reach major leagues, Cubans face short distance but long process

    To reach major leagues, Cubans face short distance but long process
    The shortest route between Cuba and the United States is just 90 miles, but it can be a complicated journey for a baseball player. Because professional sports are outlawed in communist Cuba and most business relationships between U.S. companies and...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky bites on Tampa land deal; Emma saves Richard

    'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky bites on Tampa land deal; Emma saves Richard
    Seeking to expand his ill-gotten wealth, gangster Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) gravitates to sunny/rainy Florida like a moth to a flame in “Acres of Diamonds,” Episode 39 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”   First Nucky endures...
  • $1 million in marijuana found in Central Valley drug den

    $1 million in marijuana found in Central Valley drug den
    Eight men with ties to a Mexican drug ring were arrested after authorities in the Central Valley discovered a drug den filled with more than $1 million in processed marijuana, authorities said. A narcotics team served a search warrant to residents...