Extortion and threats

July 09, 2019 - 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One-third of the attackers who terrorized schools, houses of worship or businesses nationwide last year had a history of serious domestic violence, two-thirds had mental health issues, and nearly all had made threatening or concerning communications that worried others before they...
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In this June 27, 2019 photo, document analysis technician Irvin Rivera collects samples of inkjet printer ink in the International Ink Library at the U.S. Secret Service headquarters building in Washington. The library was recently dedicated to Antonio Cantu, a renowned investigator and former chief chemist at the Secret Service who started picking up samples decades ago. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 07, 2019 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a cabinet inside a modest laboratory in downtown Washington are rows and rows of ink samples in plastic squeeze bottles and small glass jars. To the untrained eye, it's just a bunch of blackish liquid with strange names like "moldy sponge" or "green grass." But to the U.S...
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July 03, 2019 - 8:53 am
A North Carolina man charged with anonymously threatening to lynch a Muslim-American political candidate in Virginia also is accused of posting an anti-Semitic threat on a Florida synagogue's Facebook page. An FBI agent outlined those allegations against 52-year-old Joseph Cecil Vandevere in an...
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FILE- In this April 26, 2019 file photo, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Christopher W. Cox speaks at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The National Rifle Association's top lobbyist has resigned in another sign of infighting within the powerful gun lobbying group, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Cox's departure comes just days after the NRA placed him on administrative leave, claiming he was part of a failed attempt to extort the longtime CEO. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
June 26, 2019 - 11:42 am
The National Rifle Association's top lobbyist resigned Wednesday, the latest development in a dizzying array of in-fighting within the gun lobbying group in recent months that has ensnared even its most ardent loyalists. Chris Cox's departure came the same day the NRA confirmed it was severing ties...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo illustration, a person types on a laptop in Florida. Riviera Beach, Fla., agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. Spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said Wednesday, June 19, 2019, that the city of 35,000 residents has been working with outside security consultants, who recommended the ransom be paid. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
June 19, 2019 - 8:51 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. The Riviera Beach City Council voted unanimously this week to pay the...
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This undated photo provided by Netflix shows a scene from the series "Jinn." By global Netflix standards, its first original Arabic series “Jinn” hardly pushes the envelope. But when the show debuted worldwide last week, many Jordanians were shocked and appalled by a program that they say violates the country’s conservative norms. The outrage has shaken Jordan’s self-image as a bastion of tolerance in a turbulent region and reflects a cultural gap between the country’s Western-allied ruling elite and deeply conservative Muslim public. (Netflix via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 10:04 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — On a high school trip to Jordan's ancient city of Petra, a group of teenagers sneak out at night to drink beer, smoke weed and gossip around a bonfire. A girl asks her frisky boyfriend to take things slow. By global Netflix standards, its first original Arabic series "Jinn"...
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Police keep watch at Dupont Circle at the conclusion of the Capitol Pride Parade in Washington, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Officials in Washington say several people were injured after a panic at the LGBTQ pride parade sent people running through the streets of the nation's capital. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 09, 2019 - 12:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a man threatened another person with a BB gun during an LGBTQ pride parade in the nation's capital, setting off a panic that sent hundreds of people running in fear. Aftabjit Singh was arrested after Saturday evening's incident in Dupont Circle, about a mile from the...
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot holds a press conference at City Hall to address the federal indictment filed against Chicago Alderman Ed Burke and demand he resign immediately, Friday, May 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
May 31, 2019 - 11:19 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The new mayor of Chicago who has promised to rid City Hall of corruption said Friday that her office would be sending a letter to a longtime alderman asking him to step down amid federal charges. Mayor Lori Lightfoot's comments followed her request Thursday for Alderman Edward M...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2001, file photo, Norm Gissel smiles as he talks about the imminent dismantling of the former headquarters of the Aryan Nations in Hayden Lake, Idaho. Behind Gisel is a Nazi insignia painted atop the roof of the compound's cafeteria. Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations compound was demolished in Idaho, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
May 25, 2019 - 8:43 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where...
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May 24, 2019 - 8:30 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A secretary at Iowa's school for juvenile offenders has been fired after using her job to purchase pain pills from a former student who later demanded monthly payments to keep quiet about the transaction, records show. Kelly Reed lost her 19-year position at the State...
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