Extortion and threats

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 - 11:51 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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June 19, 2019 - 1:42 am
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school teacher charged with making terroristic threats is fighting to keep her job after her school system didn't renew her contract. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Tymille Baker appealed the loss of her job Tuesday before a three-member Cobb County School...
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June 06, 2019 - 4:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man has been arrested on accusations he threatened to kill members of Congress during a three-year stretch with more than 2,000 phone calls to the U.S. Capitol and profanity-laden tirades about Democrats threatening the presidency of Donald Trump. In one call last month...
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June 04, 2019 - 7:20 pm
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June 04, 2019 - 8:02 am
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is accused of threatening to kill a judge who ordered her to undergo parenting classes. The Marietta Daily Journal reports 29-year-old Nikki Flukers told the judge, "I'm going to get a gun and shoot you for telling me how to raise my kid." She's now charged with...
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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 - 3:04 pm
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 less formal request Thursday for Alderman...
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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 26, 2019 - 6:17 am
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 21, 2019 - 7:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Tuesday he expects to be indicted in the coming days in New York, following his March arrest on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. Avenatti posted a Twitter message saying he intends to fight the "legally baseless allegations"...
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May 13, 2019 - 11:31 am
Federal authorities say a man accused of killing one hiker and severely injuring another on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia had earlier acted "unstable" and allegedly threatened to pour gasoline on their tents and burn them to death. James Jordan of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, was arrested...
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May 12, 2019 - 1:14 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been indicted on charges that he threatened to kill President Donald Trump and sent letters he claimed contained anthrax. Gary Joseph Gravelle of New Haven faces charges including conveying false information about an explosive and threats against the...
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