Extortion and threats

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, Linda Beigel Schulman, left, holds a photograph of her son Scott Beigel, who was killed during the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, while speaking with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and gun safety advocates during a news conference at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Since the shooting, states have seen a surge of interest in laws intended to make it easier to disarm people who show signs of being violent or suicidal. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
February 10, 2019 - 7:00 am
In the year since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, more and more states have passed laws making it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or bent on violence against others, and courts are issuing an unprecedented number of seizure orders across the country...
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FILE- In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington. Bezos says the National Enquirer is threatening to publish nude photographs of him unless his private investigators back off the tabloid that detailed the billionaire’s extramarital affair (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
February 08, 2019 - 6:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer's alleged attempt to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos with intimate photos could get the tabloid's parent company and top editors in deep legal trouble and reopen them to prosecution for paying hush money to a Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with...
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February 07, 2019 - 7:45 am
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A judge has denied bail for a Georgia Tech student accused of threatening to bomb a middle school and shoot any survivors. News outlets reported that 18-year-old Andrew Sean Brady, of Austell, appeared in court Wednesday and was ordered to continue to be held without bond...
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Ray Kemble speaks with reporters outside the Susquehanna County Courthouse in Montrose, Pennsylvania, on Monday, Feb. 4, 2018. A gas driller backed off its demand to have Kemble, a Pennsylvania homeowner who’s long accused the company of polluting his water, thrown in jail over his failure to submit to questioning as part of the company’s $5 million lawsuit against him. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
February 04, 2019 - 12:09 pm
MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) — A gas driller has backed off its demand to have a Pennsylvania homeowner thrown in jail after he agreed to talk to the company's lawyers next month. Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. claims Dimock resident Ray Kemble and his former lawyers tried to extort the company...
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January 30, 2019 - 4:22 am
SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's office in South Carolina say a Sumter teen faked his own kidnapping and led his mother to believe he'd be killed if she didn't pay $130. The Sumter County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets that 19-year-old Emmanuel Franklin was arrested Sunday and charged with...
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January 22, 2019 - 7:13 am
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's office says a teenager who threatened to shoot the parents of third-graders is due in court. News outlets report 18-year-old Isaiah David Napier was arrested Monday and charged with making a false report concerning mass violence on educational...
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Allen Crowder, right, falls down after Greg Hardy delivered a knee to his head during the second round of a heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC Fight Night, early Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New York. Crowder won the fight after Hardy was disqualified for an illegal knee. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 20, 2019 - 12:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the UFC card in New York with T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo fighting for the 125-pound title (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Henry Cejudo did his part to defend the UFC 125-pound title and perhaps the fate of the flyweight division with a punishing first-round win over...
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January 18, 2019 - 6:38 am
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer is accused of threatening to kill his wife and a child. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Thursday that 33-year-old Duluth police Officer Keri Sean McNaughton was arrested this week on charges including terroristic threats and acts. A Gwinnett...
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January 11, 2019 - 5:55 am
BRIDEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man who police say placed a 3-foot alligator on top of another man in Connecticut as part of an extortion attempt has pleaded guilty to reduced charges. The Connecticut Post reports 30-year-old Isaias Garcia, of Garland, Texas, entered his plea Thursday to unlawful...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013 file photo, R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. A Georgia man involved with a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly told police the singer's manager threatened him. A Stockbridge police report says Timothy Savage told an officer on Jan. 3 that Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if the documentary didn't air. Savage said he and his wife were involved with Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" series. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
January 09, 2019 - 8:28 pm
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The state's attorney's office for Cook County in R. Kelly's hometown of Chicago says it is looking into calls it has received after State's Attorney Kim Foxx asked the...
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