Extortion and threats

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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August 26, 2018 - 5:03 pm
BLACKSBURG, S.C. (AP) — A coroner says police officers shot and killed a South Carolina woman after she pointed a gun with a laser targeting system at one of them. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said 41-year-old Stephanie Owens called 911 from her Blacksburg home around 3:20 a.m. Sunday...
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August 26, 2018 - 3:19 am
Since the start of last year, The Associated Press has tallied at least 76 state lawmakers who have faced public allegations or repercussions over sexual misconduct claims. Most of those cases became public since the #MeToo movement gained momentum in October, though some of the incidents allegedly...
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Cristhian Bahena Rivera is escorted into the Poweshiek County Courthouse for his initial court appearance, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 22, 2018 - 9:54 pm
BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — A Mexican man charged with killing an Iowa college student worked on a dairy farm for years under a false name just a few miles from where the young woman was allegedly abducted while running last month, his employer said Wednesday. Cristhian Bahena Rivera was a good employee...
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Jany Leveille sits in court during a hearing, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Taos, N.M. Leveille was among several people arrested after authorities raided a property and found 11 children living on a squalid compound on the outskirts of tiny Amalia, N.M., a week earlier. (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool)
August 15, 2018 - 2:20 am
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A judge's decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico prompted a political uproar Tuesday by prominent Republican lawmakers. The controversy was stoked even further when court officials condemned threats...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2013 file photo the US flag flies at the main entrance of the US embassy in Berlin. Berlin police say threatening letters containing a white powder have been sent to both the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
August 14, 2018 - 8:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police are investigating two threatening letters containing a white powder that were sent to the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital, authorities said Tuesday. Police spokeswoman Heidi Vogt said the two letters, sent last month, were analyzed by experts and the powder...
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August 09, 2018 - 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday halted a deportation in progress and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt if the mother and daughter weren't returned to the U.S. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington learned in court that the two plaintiffs in a...
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