Extortion and threats

FILE - In the June 16, 2018 file photo a police officer patrols outside the stadium ahead of the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)
June 17, 2018 - 11:51 am
MOSCOW (AP) — When a taxi driver suddenly rammed into pedestrians near Red Square, despite intense security measures around Russian cities for the World Cup, fans and other visitors asked themselves: Are we safe? Moscow authorities insist Saturday's taxi crash was an accident, after the driver...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, Lenny Dykstra sits during his sentencing for grand theft auto in Los Angeles. Dykstra says an Uber driver kidnapped him last month in New Jersey in an incident that led to criminal charges against the former baseball star. Dykstra said Friday, June 8, 2018 in New York that the driver threatened him after Dykstra asked to change the trip’s destination. Linden Police charged Dykstra with making terroristic threats and drug offenses. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
June 08, 2018 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lenny Dykstra says an Uber driver kidnapped him last month in New Jersey in an incident that led to criminal charges against the former baseball star. At a news conference Friday in New York, Dykstra told reporters the driver threatened him after Dykstra asked to change the trip's...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang misses a double hit by Cincinnati Reds' Adam Duvall in the first inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang said he has been sober since his third DUI arrest in December 2016 and is focused on getting into baseball shape and returning to the Pirates. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
June 06, 2018 - 6:45 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang said he has been sober since his third DUI arrest in December 2016 and is focused on getting into baseball shape and returning to the Pirates. The 31-year-old is back in Pittsburgh's minor league system, playing for Class A Bradenton...
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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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April 11, 2018 - 10:22 am
Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change; see the 2 p.m. News Digest for updates. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory. All times EST. ------------- HIGHLIGHTING: ------------- RYAN (sent, developing...
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April 09, 2018 - 3:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested after falsely claiming to have explosives while checking in for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport. Airport police spokesman Rob Pedregon said Monday that Davis was booked on a charge of making a...
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April 04, 2018 - 1:02 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City man has been arrested and charged with threatening to blow up a mosque. Online court records show that 54-year-old Larry Dewayne Hornsby was charged Tuesday with making the threat on March 24 at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City. Court records don't...
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April 04, 2018 - 10:20 am
Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change; see the 2 p.m. News Digest for updates. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory. All times EST. ------------- HIGHLIGHTING: ------------- CHINA-US-TRADE DISPUTE...
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April 04, 2018 - 6:05 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's government has closed thousands of churches and dozens of mosques as it seeks to assert more control over a vibrant religious community whose sometimes makeshift operations, authorities say, have threatened the lives of followers. President Paul Kagame has said he was...
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This undated photo provided by the Upper Darby Police Department in Upper Darby, Pa., shows An Tso Sun, a Taiwanese exchange student charged with making terroristic threats after he was arrested for threatening a shooting at his high school, Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School in Drexel Hill, Pa. Police said Wednesday, March 28, 2018, that Sun had researched how to buy weapons, and that a military-style ballistic vest, ammunition clip pouches, a high-powered crossbow and live ammunition were found in his bedroom in Lansdowne, Pa. Sun is in custody in Delaware County Prison in Thornton, Pa., in lieu of $100,000 bail. (Upper Darby Police Department via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 9:50 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — People who knew the 18-year-old Taiwanese exchange student charged in the U.S. with threatening to shoot up his school say he liked guns and flamethrowers and had dreams of a police career. An Tso Sun, who has been jailed in the state of Pennsylvania, was "a child who really...
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