Extortion and threats

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2012 file photo, South Korea's pop girl group KARA's Goo Hara attends a press conference in Singapore. South Korean police say pop star Goo Hara has been found dead at her home in Seoul. Police say an acquaintance found the 28-year-old dead at her home in southern Seoul on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 and reported it to authorities. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
November 27, 2019 - 5:35 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The death of South Korean singer and actress Goo Hara, whose body was found at her home in Seoul this week, has again shone a spotlight on pressures that stars, especially females, face in the cutthroat K-pop industry and in deeply conservative South Korean society. Goo’s...
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November 25, 2019 - 8:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sending false shooting and bomb threats to schools in the U.S. and Britain. The Department of Justice says Timothy Vaughn of Winston-Salem, North Carolina was a member of the Apophis Squad, a collective of hackers...
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November 22, 2019 - 2:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on an arrest in a school shooting threat in Southern California (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities say a 13-year-old boy was arrested and a gun was seized after classmates overheard him threatening to shoot up his Los Angeles-area middle school. Los Angeles...
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November 22, 2019 - 1:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An arrest was made after a student threatened to shoot other students and staff at a Los Angeles-area school, authorities said Friday. Deputies executing a search warrant seized an AR-15-style rifle, a list of intended victims and a drawing of the school, Los Angeles County...
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This undated photo provided by the Joplin, Mo., Police Department, shows Barbara Watters. Authorities are searching for Watters after finding her husband's corpse in a freezer inside her southwest Missouri home, where it may have been stored for nearly a year. Watters, 67, of Joplin, was charged Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, with abandonment of a corpse, a felony that is punishable by up to four years in prison. (Joplin Police Department via AP)
November 14, 2019 - 6:48 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman whose husband’s corpse was found in a freezer in a bedroom inside their southwest Missouri home, where it may have been stored for nearly a year. Barbara Watters, 67, of Joplin, was arrested Thursday, a day after she was charged with...
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October 07, 2019 - 7:12 pm
Good evening! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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October 07, 2019 - 8:34 am
PELION, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say they've charged an 11-year-old boy who's accused of threatening to kill a middle school classmate. The State reports that Lexington School District One said in a news release that a sixth grader had to be restrained by school officials as he...
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September 27, 2019 - 7:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man serving prison time after posting a Facebook message threatening to kill "as many girls as I see" says he was extremely lonely. The Deseret News reports that a recording of a parole hearing Tuesday reveals Christopher W. Cleary said he made the post on a train ride after...
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September 27, 2019 - 5:32 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A man convicted of leaking Singapore's HIV patient database as part of an alleged extortion attempt has been sentenced to two years in prison in Kentucky. Singapore's health ministry accused Mikhy Farrera-Brochez of leaking a database of 14,200 people infected with HIV. FBI...
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September 26, 2019 - 9:08 am
SALEM, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a store clerk at a New Jersey gas station pointed a gun at a suspected shoplifter and forced him to strip naked. Amit Saraswat is charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and two weapons charges. It's not known if he's retained an attorney. The...
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