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Extortion and threats
June 03, 2020
Curfews give sweeping powers to cops, but are often flouted
Hundreds of cities have imposed curfews to keep the peace during a week of violent unrest across the U.S., employing a tactic ...
May 29, 2020
Activists held in Russia for protesting journalist's arrest
Police in Moscow and St. Petersburg detained 35 people who came out to protest Friday, in violation of city coronavirus ...
May 23, 2020
Moscow police detain man who threatened to blow up bank
Police in Moscow have detained a man who threatened to blow up a bank with explosives he claimed to be carrying. The man, ...
May 22, 2020
Biden accuser's life marred by abuse and financial hardship
One thing is clear in the complicated, sometimes contradictory and often chaotic story of Tara Reade: Her life has not been ...
May 21, 2020
Ex-Green Beret nabbed in exec's escape has lived on the edge
Decades before a security camera caught Michael Taylor coming off a jet that was carrying one of the world’s most-wanted ...
May 12, 2020
Italian police nab mafiosi to thwart pandemic exploitation
Italian police have arrested 91 suspected mobsters in a probe of money-laundering and extortion in a bid to thwart Sicily’s ...
April 30, 2020
Palestinian-Danish poet who criticized Muslims dies
A Danish poet of Palestinian descent who made headlines as a teenager in 2013 for a book that was critical of Muslims has ...
April 16, 2020
Ex-NY Senate leader to leave prison after getting COVID-19
Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos was expected to be released soon from prison to home confinement after ...
March 27, 2020
Texas man jailed for online threats against Nancy Pelosi
A Texas man faces federal charges after he made online posts threatening Democrats, including U.S. House Speaker Nancy ...
March 24, 2020
Avenatti asks judge to nix Nike jury verdict or OK new trial
The once high-flying California attorney Michael Avenatti wants a judge to reject a jury verdict that found he tried to ...
March 02, 2020
Dutch terror trial starting for deadly Utrecht tram shooting
The gunman in last year's attack in the Dutch city of Utrecht walked calmly into and around a tram, shooting at passengers ...
February 21, 2020
White nationalist to remain in jail for now
A leading white nationalist will remain behind bars on charges of extortion and interstate threats after a hearing Thursday ...
February 19, 2020
Editorial Roundup: US
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 19 The Bergen Record in New Jersey on Michael ...
February 13, 2020
Jury deliberations start in Michael Avenatti extortion trial
Jury deliberations began Wednesday in California lawyer Michael Avenatti's extortion trial. Jurors worked quietly for several ...
February 13, 2020
Dozens of electronic devices seized at ex-convict's home
Investigators are studying large amounts of materials including 20 to 40 electronic devices seized from the home of an ...
February 09, 2020
CBS News head calls threats against Gayle King reprehensible
The CBS News chief called threats against journalist Gayle King “reprehensible” Saturday as backlash grew against rapper ...
February 06, 2020
Pablo Escobar's hit man, known as "Popeye," dies of cancer
A former hit man for late drug lord Pablo Escobar who confessed to killing hundreds of people during one of Colombia’s most ...
February 04, 2020
Witness testifies Avenatti had no authority for Nike demands
A California businessman who enlisted Michael Avenatti to help his friend deal with two corrupt Nike executives testified ...
January 30, 2020
Nike lawyer: Avenatti threatened Nike with 'media scandal'
A lawyer for Nike testified Thursday that he felt like a stickup victim when well-known attorney Michael Avenatti demanded ...
January 23, 2020
Norway ex-minister's former partner charged in threats case
The ex-companion of Norway’s former justice minister whose home was targeted with vandalism and small fires in 2018 and 2019, ...
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