Hearts, intestines ripped out in Brazil prison killing spree

Jan 7, 2017

Hearts, intestines ripped out in Brazil prison killing spree

Thirty-one inmates were slain Friday in northern Brazil, some with their hearts and intestines ripped out, during a prison killing spree led by the country’s largest gang, authorities said. The bloodshed comes just days after 60 inmates were killed during rioting at two prisons ...

Mexican narcos beat the heat in air-conditioned tombs

Dec 12, 2016

Mexican narcos beat the heat in air-conditioned tombs

Some drug lords take their ostentatious lifestyle literally to the grave: A cemetery in Mexico is blooming with two-story tombs fitted with living rooms, air conditioning and bulletproof glass. Mexico marked on Sunday 10 years since the government deployed troops in a drug war ...

Sep 27, 2016

Rare Al Capone letter shows gangster's soft side, faith in God

An intimate letter gangster Al Capone wrote while imprisoned at Alcatraz has sold at auction in Massachusetts for $62,500. Boston-based RR Auction says the winning bid came Monday at an auction in Cambridge. The three-page letter was addressed to Capone’s son, Albert “Sonny” Capone. ...

Jul 29, 2016

Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country’s heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they’ve found it mixed with or passed off as ...

Mexican soccer star Pulido rescued after kidnapping

May 30, 2016

Mexican soccer star Pulido rescued after kidnapping

Mexican police have rescued kidnapped soccer player Alan Pulido, who appeared with a bandaged hand at a brief press conference Monday to declare that he was fine. Police and other officials said Pulido, a 25-year-old forward with Greek soccer club Olympiakos, was freed in ...

120 rounded up in N.Y.'s largest gang 'takedown'

Apr 28, 2016

120 rounded up in N.Y.'s largest gang 'takedown'

Police hailed the largest gang “takedown” in New York history Wednesday after a major operation snared 120 people from two rival street gangs that brought murder to the city and the United States. Authorities swooped in the early hours on dozens of members of ...