Extortion and threats

A member of the flight crew of the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier watches the flight deck on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. The U.S. aircraft carrier sailed into the Persian Gulf on Friday, becoming the first since America's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and breaking the longest carrier absence in the volatile region since at least the Sept. 11 terror attacks. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
December 21, 2018 - 1:46 pm
ABOARD THE USS JOHN C. STENNIS IN THE PERSIAN GULF (AP) — — A U.S. aircraft carrier sailed into the Persian Gulf on Friday, becoming the first since America's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in May and breaking the longest carrier absence in the volatile region since at least the Sept. 11...
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This undated photo provided by the Toms River, N.J., Police Department shows Thomas Lippolis, former boyfriend of “Jersey Shore” cast member Jenni “JWoww” Farley, who is accused of seeking $25,000 from her for not divulging secrets to the media. Police on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, charged Lippolis with third-degree extortion. (Toms River Police Department via AP)
December 20, 2018 - 8:22 am
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A former boyfriend of a "Jersey Shore" cast member is accused of seeking $25,000 for not divulging secrets to the media. Toms River police on Wednesday charged Thomas Lippolis with third-degree extortion. Police say Lippolis had dated cast member Jenni "JWoww" Farley for...
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December 19, 2018 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department imposed new sanctions on Wednesday against 15 Russians over hacking, interference in U.S. elections and a nerve agent attack in England. In a separate action, the agency also announced plans to lift sanctions on the aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal. It...
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December 14, 2018 - 12:43 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court on Friday upheld a prison sentence of nearly 11 years for a man convicted of cyberbullying dozens of young women and gay men around the world. Amsterdam Appeals Court confirmed the maximum 10 years and eight months sentence imposed in March last...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, Spanish national police block people trying to reach a voting site at a school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government for a secession referendum in Barcelona, Spain. Spain’s central government threatened on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, to send in national police to ensure security in Catalonia if regional authorities fail to stop recent disruptions by pro-independence protesters on major highways. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
December 11, 2018 - 11:04 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's central government is threatening to deploy national police to ensure security in Catalonia if regional authorities fail to stop the recent disruptions by pro-independence protesters on major highways. The warnings, in writing on Monday and also in public remarks on Tuesday by...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference announcing the indictment against international computer hacking, at Department of Justice in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. The Justice Department says two Iranian computer hackers have been charged in connection with multimillion-dollar cybercrime and extortion scheme that targeted U.S. government agencies and businesses. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
November 28, 2018 - 12:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Iranian computer hackers were charged Wednesday in connection with a multimillion-dollar cybercrime and extortion scheme that targeted government agencies, cities and businesses, the Justice Department said. Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri, 27, are...
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November 08, 2018 - 11:30 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand have arrested an HIV-infected soldier who allegedly blackmailed and raped more than 70 teenage boys. Police said in a statement 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...
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Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp casts his ballot as his youngest daughter Amy Porter looks on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Winterville, Ga. Kemp is in a close race with Democrat Stacey Abrams. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 06, 2018 - 7:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on voting problems in the midterm election (all times local): 7:13 p.m. Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp — who is also in charge of the state's election — had problems voting. The Georgia governor's race is one of the most closely-watched in the...
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This Aug. 21, 2018 photo, provided by the University of Utah, shows Lauren McCluskey, a member of the University of Utah cross country and track and field team. McCluskey, a University of Utah student was shot and killed on campus by a former boyfriend Melvin Rowland, who was found dead hours later inside a church Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, authorities said. (Steve C. Wilson/University of Utah via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 8:08 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sex offender parolee who killed a University of Utah student and track athlete had been lurking on campus for days trying to confront the woman who had broken up with him weeks earlier when she discovered his criminal background, authorities said Thursday. Melvin Rowland, 37...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks to the media on Capitol Hill, in Washington. A Southern California man has been arrested after authorities say he sent an email threatening to kill Feinstein, on Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
October 12, 2018 - 7:54 pm
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to sending an email threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. City News Service says 47-year-old Craig Shaver of Lancaster entered the plea Friday to felony charges of attempted criminal threats and being a felon in...
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