Extortion and threats

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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Penka the cow under quarantine in the village of Kopilovtsi, Bulgaria, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The cow was saved from being put down after pressure of public discussion, after it strayed outside the EU borders, from Bulgaria into Serbia. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
June 13, 2018 - 9:04 am
KOPILOVTSI, Bulgaria (AP) — A Bulgarian cow has won fame and Europe-wide support since she wandered into neighboring Serbia for two weeks last month and authorities threatened to put her down on her return. Bulgaria is a European Union member; Serbia isn't. EU rules state that any animal entering...
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June 08, 2018 - 1:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lenny Dykstra says an Uber driver kidnapped him last month in New Jersey in an incident that led to criminal charges against the former baseball star. Dykstra said Friday in New York that the driver threatened him after Dykstra asked to change the trip's destination. Linden Police...
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June 07, 2018 - 3:24 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian judge sentenced a man to 12 years in prison Thursday for threatening to detonate a fake bomb on a Malaysia Airlines flight, terrifying more than 200 passengers and crew. Manodh Marks, 26, forced the plane to turn back soon after takeoff when he screamed...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Scottsdale Police Department shows Dwight Lamon Jones, who police say is responsible for killing six people in metro Phoenix over a three-day period. Jones, 56, shot himself to death as police were closing in on him Monday, June 4, 2018, at a Scottsdale, Ariz., hotel. Three of the victims were connected to Jones' divorce. He was arrested in 2009 for domestic abuse. (Scottsdale Police Department via AP)
June 06, 2018 - 8:34 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The man suspected of killing six people in the Phoenix area last week had been committed to a behavioral health facility after a domestic violence incident and was restricted from seeing his son during a contentious divorce, which police say has connections to several of his victims...
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