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 ...

17 slain Venezuelan miners mostly shot in head; gangs suspected

Mar 17, 2016

17 slain Venezuelan miners mostly shot in head; gangs suspected

Seventeen miners murdered near a gold deposit were mainly shot in the head, and four suspects have been arrested so far in a case that has shocked Venezuela, the chief state prosecutor said on Wednesday. The killings have shone a light on long-running gang ...

Autopsy reports found from 1929 Valentine's Day massacre in Chicago

Feb 13, 2016

Autopsy reports found from 1929 Valentine's Day massacre in Chicago

The autopsies on the seven bullet-riddled bodies vividly show why the Valentine’s Day massacre of 1929 is still considered Chicago’s most infamous gangland killing. The handwritten reports were recently unearthed from a warehouse along with inquest transcripts, and the medical examiner’s office is now ...