Extortion and threats

A protester waves the national flag while demonstrators set fire to close streets near Tahrir Square during a demonstration against the Iranian missile strike in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guard commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house American troops in a major escalation between the two longtime foes. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
January 08, 2020 - 1:23 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions after the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 0:45 a.m. A handful of major shippers operating in the Persian Gulf are curtailing operations there. Several oil tankers operated by major players have diverted away from...
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FILE- In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Jake Patterson appears for a hearing at the Barron County Justice Center, in Barron, Wis. Patterson convicted of kidnapping a Wisconsin girl and killing her parents told police after his arrest that he never thought Jayme Closs would escape because she was petrified, and that after holding her captive for two weeks, he believed he'd get away with his crimes, according to a transcript of a police interview that was released Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (T'xer Zhon Kha/The Post-Crescent via AP, Pool)
December 20, 2019 - 5:39 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man convicted of kidnapping a Wisconsin girl and killing her parents told police after his arrest that he never thought Jayme Closs would escape because she was petrified, and that after holding her captive for two weeks, he believed he'd get away with his crimes, according to...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers' Kameron Kelly (29) watches during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Kelly is facing multiple charges following an alleged altercation with police at a bar, early Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. The 23-year-old has been charged with two counts of making terroristic threats and one count of resisting arrest. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
December 20, 2019 - 10:50 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers cut reserve safety Kameron Kelly on Friday hours after the rookie was arrested following an alleged altercation with police at a bar. The 23-year-old Kelly was charged with two counts of making terroristic threats and one count of resisting arrest after...
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December 18, 2019 - 9:35 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A British man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging that he and co-conspirators in a hacking group called The Dark Overlord stole data from health care and accounting companies in the U.S. and threatened to release the information unless the companies paid ransom. Nathan...
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President Donald Trump makes the thumbs up sign as he exits a motorcade to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, en route to Philadelphia to attend the Army-Navy football game. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 16, 2019 - 8:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made clear Monday that he intends to participate in at least three general election debates, but is threatening to sidestep the nonprofit group charged with running them. “I look very much forward to debating whoever the lucky person is who stumbles across...
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In this Oct. 10, 2019, photo, María Teresa Carballo, cuts cabbage inside of her house in Santa Ana, El Salvador. Like much of Central America’s massive migration of recent years, the driving force behind the Carballo family’s exodus has been fear. Carballo lives in a neighborhood controlled by one gang, but every morning at 5 a.m. she travels to the city’s central market, which is controlled by another gang, to buy yucca, plantains and potatoes to make the fried chips she sells for a living. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
December 13, 2019 - 8:21 am
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Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby speaks during a news conference announcing the indictment of correctional officers, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Baltimore. Twenty five correction officers, most of whom were taken into custody earlier in the day, are charged with using excessive force on detainees at state-operated Baltimore pretrial correctional facilities. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
December 03, 2019 - 3:07 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — More than two dozen correctional officers in Baltimore were charged Tuesday with using excessive force on prisoners at state-operated jails in a city plagued by decades of institutional corruption, inside and outside jailhouse walls. The 25 indicted officers are accused of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2012 file photo, South Korea's pop girl group KARA's Goo Hara attends a press conference in Singapore. South Korean police say pop star Goo Hara has been found dead at her home in Seoul. Police say an acquaintance found the 28-year-old dead at her home in southern Seoul on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 and reported it to authorities. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
November 27, 2019 - 2:02 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The death of South Korean singer and actor Goo Hara, whose body was found at her home in Seoul this week, has again shone a spotlight on pressures that stars, especially females, face in the cutthroat K-pop industry and in deeply conservative South Korean society. Goo’s...
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November 22, 2019 - 12:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was arrested and a rifle was seized after the teen threatened to shoot other students and staff at his Los Angeles-area middle school, authorities said Friday. Deputies serving a search warrant at the boy’s home Thursday discovered an AR-15-style gun, 100 rounds...
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November 22, 2019 - 11:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on an arrest in a school shooting threat in Southern California (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities say a 13-year-old boy was arrested and a gun was seized after classmates overheard him threatening to shoot up his Los Angeles-area middle school. Los Angeles...
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