Extortion and threats

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2013 file photo the US flag flies at the main entrance of the US embassy in Berlin. Berlin police say threatening letters containing a white powder have been sent to both the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
August 14, 2018 - 8:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police are investigating two threatening letters containing a white powder that were sent to the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital, authorities said Tuesday. Police spokeswoman Heidi Vogt said the two letters, sent last month, were analyzed by experts and the powder...
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August 09, 2018 - 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday halted a deportation in progress and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt if the mother and daughter weren't returned to the U.S. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington learned in court that the two plaintiffs in a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, retired professional tennis player James Blake arrives at City Hall in New York. During his second departmental trial connected to the incident, New York City Police Officer James Frascatore, who tackled Blake in a mistaken arrest outside a Manhattan hotel in 2015, says he and his family have been getting death threats. Frascatore had been penalized 10 vacation days in his first departmental trial last fall, but the police commissioner overruled that recommendation and docked him five days. Blake says the punishment was too light. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 31, 2018 - 6:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The police officer who tackled retired tennis player James Blake in a mistaken arrest outside a Manhattan hotel testified Tuesday that he and his family have been getting death threats since the 2015 incident. Officer James Frascatore was part of an undercover operation targeting...
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July 24, 2018 - 12:02 pm
LAURINBURG, N.C. (AP) — Authorities arrested 26 people in raids on three casinos they say were illegally operated by the Tuscarora Indian Nation of North Carolina, which lacks federal or state recognition as a Native American tribe. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation says members of...
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June 24, 2018 - 1:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the...
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Germany head coach Joachim Loew checks the pitch before the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
June 22, 2018 - 6:18 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:13 a.m. Will Germany follow Brazil's lead in righting the ship after a rocky World Cup start, or will the defending champ find itself keeping company with Argentina, needing help if it hopes to advance? The World Cup could...
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June 20, 2018 - 4:04 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate will require members to receive annual training after a senator was charged with extorting sex from a page earlier in the session. The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday amending its rules to mandate training and establish a process to...
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Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies before a House Committee on the Judiciary and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform joint hearing on'Oversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions in Advance of the 2016 Election', on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 20, 2018 - 2:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans escalated their monthslong standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn't adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt — or even impeach them. The stepped-up criticism followed the...
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Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies before a House Committee on the Judiciary and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform joint hearing on'Oversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions in Advance of the 2016 Election', on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 19, 2018 - 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are escalating their monthslong standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn't adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt — or even impeach them. The stepped-up criticism comes after the...
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June 14, 2018 - 10:24 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislation now heading to Gov. Roy Cooper would give harsher punishments for threatening mass violence at a school or place of worship, but also give extra help to accused young people. The House and Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday for a measure making such...
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