Extortion and threats

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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May 07, 2019 - 10:50 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 9:50 a.m. R&B singer R. Kelly is back in court for a hearing in his sexual abuse case. It is unclear what issues will be discussed at Tuesday's hearing in Chicago, but one matter before the...
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A student leaves Columbine High School late Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. Following a lockdown at Columbine High School and other Denver area schools, authorities say they are looking for a woman suspected of making threats. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 16, 2019 - 8:04 pm
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on lockdowns at Columbine High School and other Denver-area schools (all times local): 6 p.m. FBI officials in Colorado say the woman who made undisclosed threats against Columbine High School is "infatuated" with the 1999 school shooting and is considered armed...
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This combination of undated photos released by the Jefferson County, Colo., Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 shows Sol Pais. On Tuesday authorities said they are looking pais, suspected of making threats on Columbine High School, just days before the 20th anniversary of a mass shooting that killed 13 people. (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 6:32 pm
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Authorities said Tuesday they are looking for an 18-year-old woman suspected of making threats against Columbine High School, just days before the 20th anniversary of a mass shooting that killed 13 people. The information prompted a lockdown at the high school and several...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., sits with fellow Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee during a bill markup, on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump is weighing in on the most recent controversy involving Omar, retweeting video edited to suggest that the Minnesota congresswoman was dismissive of the significance of the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 14, 2019 - 10:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she's faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. "This is endangering lives," she said, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. "It has to...
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This Friday, April 12, 2019 handout photo provided by the State Attorney General's Office, shows items confiscated from the Ecuadorian residence of Swedish programmer Ola Bini, who was arrested Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the airport in Quito, Ecuador, while preparing to board a flight to Japan. (State Attorney General's Office via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 10:29 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An ace Swedish programmer who was an early, ardent supporter of WikiLeaks has been arrested in Ecuador in an alleged plot to blackmail the country's president over his abandonment of Julian Assange. But friends of Ola Bini say the soft-spoken encryption expert is being...
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