Gangster’s death brings abrupt end to old South Boston

U.S. 10/30/18, 21:16

The death of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger brings an abrupt end to a notorious chapter in the history of South Boston, the neighborhood where Bulger once ran a ruthless gang responsible for loansharking, extortion and a string of murders. But the South Boston of Bulger's era was gone long before 89-year-old ...

23 arrested in Chicago gang case involving 11 killings

U.S. 10/26/18, 17:14

Members of a Chicago street gang suspected of killing at least 11 people and terrorizing a South Side neighborhood for years were among 23 people charged in indictments announced Friday.The Goonie Boss faction, under purported leader, 22-year-old Romeo "O-Dog" Blackman, operated in the Englewood neighborhood, killing rivals, issuing threats through ...

Update: 23 charged in a major Chicago-street gangs case

U.S. 10/26/18, 13:59

The Latest on Chicago gang activity (all times local):12:15 a.m.Twenty-three people have been charged in a major Chicago street-gangs case that includes 11 killings.In this Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 photo, a shell casing is marked on the road as Chicago Police investigate following a shooting after a funeral service ...

In El Salvador, poverty and gangs drive migration

World 10/24/18, 15:57

Although most of the 7,000 migrants in the caravan wending its way through far-southern Mexico are Hondurans, some Salvadorans have also joined. There is even a Facebook page and a WhatsApp chat encouraging Salvadorans to form a caravan of their own, though it is not yet known whether one will ...

In Honduras, poverty and gangs help drive migration

World 10/23/18, 19:07

A caravan of some 7,000 Central American migrants is advancing through southern Mexico with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. The vast majority of them are from Honduras, a country of 9 million people.A bleak combination of powerful drivers like poverty and gang violence leads many to see emigration as ...

Sessions: MS-13 gang, drug cartels among top threats to US

America 10/15/18, 12:13

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says taking down the brutal MS-13 street gang and three of the world's most notorious drug cartels will be a priority for federal law enforcement.Sessions designated five groups as top transnational organized crime threats.Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein shake hands during ...

Cape Town artist fights gang violence with beach calligraphy

Africa 10/13/18, 01:08

The Hangberg community outside ruggedly beautiful Hout Bay is troubled by gang violence, drugs and poverty.One artist trying to break the destructive cycle recently ran a workshop for a group of children from the area to teach them an unusual medium: beach calligraphy.Andrew van der Merwe is a professional calligrapher ...

Update: Trump welcomes Kanye West to the Oval Office

Entertainment 10/11/18, 13:16

The Latest on rapper Kanye West's visit to the White House (all times local):1:05 p.m.President Donald Trump Donald has welcomed Kanye West to the White House, and says the rapper "has been a friend for a long time."West credits Trump with stopping a potential war with North Korea and is ...

Major raid on MS-13 gang brings relative peace 3 years on

U.S. 10/08/18, 04:09

The streets are quieter these days in East Boston, but the marchers still gather in front of the police precinct house, as they have nearly every Thursday evening for the past four summers, after a rash of brutal killings and attempted murders by the violent street gang MS-13 struck fear ...

Funeral to be held for mother of alleged MS-13 victim

New York 09/21/18, 05:59

A funeral will be held Friday for a New York mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter's suspected gang killing into a crusade against MS-13.Evelyn Rodriguez, 50, was struck and killed by an SUV on Sept. 14 after a heated confrontation with the driver over ...

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