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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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 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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Faithful attend the Holy Mass celebrated by Pope Francis from the windows of their apartments in Ostia, in the outskirts of Rome, Sunday, June 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
June 03, 2018 - 2:05 pm
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is urging residents of a mobster-plagued Rome suburb to be courageous and side with the law. Francis celebrated an outdoor Mass on Sunday evening in Ostia, a seaside town. In his homily, he encouraged people to "knock down" the walls of social codes — known in Italy as "...
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May 29, 2018 - 8:47 am
LONDON (AP) — A British jury has convicted a couple of attempting to force their teenage daughter to marry her first cousin in Bangladesh. The 19-year-old from Leeds in northern England said her parents used verbal and physical abuse to try to get her to marry the relative. The teenager eventually...
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A poster at a news conference shows suspects captured and at large as authorities announce indictments against the Mexican Mafia in Los Angeles Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia "gang of gangs" were charged Wednesday with running a government-like operation to control drug trafficking from inside Los Angeles County jails that included ordering violence against those who didn't obey. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
May 24, 2018 - 2:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County jails are run by the sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wields the power in the underworld behind bars. The organization made up of leaders from various Latino gangs operated like an illegal government, collecting "taxes" on smuggled drugs, ordering hits on...
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A poster at a news conference shows suspects captured and at large as authorities announce indictments against the Mexican Mafia in Los Angeles Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia "gang of gangs" were charged Wednesday with running a government-like operation to control drug trafficking from inside Los Angeles County jails that included ordering violence against those who didn't obey. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
May 23, 2018 - 9:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County jails are run by the sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wielded the power in the underworld behind bars. The organization made up of leaders from various Latino gangs operated like an illegal government, collecting "taxes" on smuggled drugs, ordering hits on...
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This image provided by the Linden (N.J.) Police Department shows Lenny Dykstra. Police say former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to his New Jersey Uber driver’s head when the driver declined to change the trip’s destination. Linden police say Dykstra was arrested early Wednesday, May 23, 2018 outside police headquarters after the driver stopped and ran out of the car. (Linden (N.J.) Police Department via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 6:04 pm
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to the head of an Uber driver when the driver declined to change the trip's destination, police said the driver told them Wednesday. Dykstra was arrested early Wednesday outside Linden police headquarters after the driver stopped and...
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