Extortion and threats

Police collects evidence in a sweep against Italy's so-called "fourth Mafia" that led to the arrest of 30 suspected mobsters. Italy's national anti-Mafia prosecutor says the Foggia-based figures allegedly operated extortion rackets and used violence to control their "territory" in the southeast. (Italian Police via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 3:11 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian police have launched a sweep against Italy's so-called "fourth Mafia," arresting 30 suspected mobsters. Italy's national anti-Mafia prosecutor, Federico Cafiero de Raho, said Friday that the Foggia-based figures allegedly operated extortion rackets and used violence to control...
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FILE – This undated photo provided by the Upper Darby Police Department in Upper Darby, Pa., shows An-Tso Sun who was accused of threatening to "shoot up" his high school near Philadelphia. Sun has been spared additional time in prison but will be deported. (Upper Darby Police Department via AP, File)
November 19, 2018 - 7:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Taiwanese exchange student accused of threatening to "shoot up" his high school near Philadelphia was spared additional time in prison at his sentencing Monday, but he will be deported and barred from returning to the U.S. A federal judge Monday after nearly two hours of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017 file photo, CNN news anchor Don Lemon attends the 11th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. A northern Arkansas man who allegedly made threatening phone calls to Lemon has pleaded not guilty. The Baxter Bulletin reports Benjamin Craig Matthews, 38, appeared in Baxter County Court Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Matthews faces 18 counts of terroristic threats and harassing communications. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 15, 2018 - 6:50 pm
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A northern Arkansas man who allegedly made threatening phone calls to CNN anchor Don Lemon has pleaded not guilty. The Baxter Bulletin reports Benjamin Craig Matthews, 38, appeared in Baxter County Court Thursday . Matthews, who is from Mountain Home, about 110 miles (177...
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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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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. 2, 2018 file photo Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. participates in an interview at the The Atlantic's 'The Constitution in Crisis' forum in Washington. A man accused of threatening to kidnap and kill a United States senator and his family underwent his first court appearance in Chicago. James Dean Blevins was told Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, that the federal charges filed against him in Arizona accusing him of threatening an official identified only as "United States Senator J.F." could be transferred to Chicago if prosecutors don't object. Authorities have declined to provide the victim's full name, but Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake is the only senator with those initials. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
October 19, 2018 - 2:33 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A man suspected of threatening to kidnap and kill a United States senator and his family had his first court appearance in Chicago. James Dean Blevins was told Thursday that the federal charges filed against him in Arizona accusing him of threatening an official identified only as "...
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FILE - This file booking photo released March 1, 2018, by the Beverly Police Department shows Daniel Frisiello, of Beverly, Mass., accused of mailing five envelopes in February with threatening messages and a white substance, including one to Donald Trump Jr., that landed his wife, Vanessa, in the hospital. Frisiello is expected to plead guilty Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in federal court in Boston. (Beverly Police Department via AP, File)
October 17, 2018 - 1:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty Wednesday to sending threatening letters filled with white powder to President Donald Trump's sons, a Democratic U.S. senator, Republican congressional candidate and others. Among the letters sent by Daniel Frisiello, 25, was one addressed to Donald...
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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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October 10, 2018 - 9:13 pm
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted rapper Fabolous on counts of domestic violence and making terroristic threats. The rapper, whose real name is John Jackson, was charged in connection with two alleged incidents in Englewood in March. The indictment handed up last week...
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Grace Meng, the wife of missing Interpol President Meng Hongwei, who does not want her face shown, consults her mobile phone in the lobby of a hotel in Lyon, central France, where the police agency is based, on Sunday Oct. 7, 2018. Interpol said Saturday it has made a formal request to China for information about the agency's missing president, a senior Chinese security official who seemingly vanished while on a trip home. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
October 09, 2018 - 9:05 pm
LYON, France (AP) — The call came at night and was chilling. "You listen, but you don't speak," the man on the other end said. "We've come in two work teams, two work teams just for you." In her first one-on-one interview since her husband's disappearance in China, the wife of the former head of...
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