Extortion and threats

November 19, 2018 - 2:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Taiwanese exchange student accused of threatening to "shoot up" his high school near Philadelphia has been spared additional time in prison but will be deported. An-Tso Sun has been in custody since March after local school authorities were alerted to a threat he had made. The...
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November 16, 2018 - 2:17 am
THOMASVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff's office in North Carolina says a man attempted to set on fire a home that had children inside of it. The Dispatch reported Thursday that Davidson County deputies say 41-year-old Buddy Woodrow Rhodes also attempted to gouge out the eyes of a responding law...
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November 08, 2018 - 9:34 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand say they have arrested an HIV-infected soldier who allegedly blackmailed and raped more than 70 teenage boys. Police said they received a complaint that the suspect was using fake social media profiles on Facebook and the gay dating app Blued to win the trust of...
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Grace Meng, the wife of missing Interpol President Meng Hongwei, who does not want her face shown, consults her mobile phone in the lobby of a hotel in Lyon, central France, where the police agency is based, on Sunday Oct. 7, 2018. Interpol said Saturday it has made a formal request to China for information about the agency's missing president, a senior Chinese security official who seemingly vanished while on a trip home. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
October 09, 2018 - 5:34 pm
LYON, France (AP) — The call came at night and was chilling. "You listen, but you don't speak," the man on the other end said. "We've come in two work teams, two work teams just for you." In her first one-on-one interview since her husband's disappearance in China, the wife of the former head of...
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October 09, 2018 - 4:23 am
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of threatening to shoot students at an elementary school near his home is now accused of possessing child porn. The News & Observer reports 33-year-old Arthur Vladimir Kochetkov of Wake Forest was charged Monday with sexual exploitation of a...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, as he heads to Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 02, 2018 - 8:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Men of America, be afraid. This could happen to you. That's the alarm President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are increasingly sounding as they try to defend their Supreme Court nominee from sexual assault allegations. The three-decade-old accusation facing Brett Kavanaugh is...
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In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh is denying a sexual misconduct allegation from when he was in high school. In a statement issued Friday, Kavanaugh says the following: "I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time." The New Yorker reported the alleged incident took place at a party when Kavanaugh was attending Georgetown Preparatory School. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 14, 2018 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday denied an allegation of sexual misconduct from when he was in high school, seeking to defuse a potential threat to his confirmation as a handful of key senators remained silent on whether they would vote for him. In a statement...
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Surrounded by a white picket fence, this photo shows the front entrance of Robert Chain's house in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe's coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper's offices and kill journalists, whom he called the "enemy of the people," federal prosecutors said. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)
August 30, 2018 - 6:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man upset about The Boston Globe's coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media was arrested Thursday on charges he threatened to kill the newspaper's journalists, who he called an "enemy of the people," federal prosecutors...
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Pakistani protesters shout slogans during a protest against the planned anti-Islam cartoon competitions, in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Thousands of Islamists in Pakistan launched a march in Lahore toward the capital on Wednesday to protest a far-right Dutch lawmaker's plans to hold a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest later this year. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
August 30, 2018 - 3:20 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker canceled a planned Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest Thursday following death threats and concerns other people could be put at risk. "To avoid the risk of victims of Islamic violence, I have decided not to let the cartoon contest go ahead,"...
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August 28, 2018 - 11:01 am
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed extortion, grand theft and other charges against a man accused of being the "Dine-and-Dash Dater." Authorities say 45-year-old Paul Guadalupe Gonzales used dating apps to meet women, took them to dinner at restaurants and then left...
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