Extortion and threats

March 28, 2018 - 3:07 am
STOLEN PARKLAND MEMENTOS PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A man arrested after authorities say he stole mementos from Parkland shooting victims told deputies he took down an anti-gun sign because he's pro-gun. A Broward Sheriff's deputy says he saw 37-year-old William Kennedy and 40-year-old Kara O'Neil...
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March 24, 2018 - 4:47 am
PATNA, India (AP) — A powerful Indian politician was sentenced Saturday to 14 years in prison for embezzling 37 million rupees ($570,000) from a state government's treasury while he was the state's top elected official. Laloo Prasad Yadav was convicted of embezzling the money to buy fictitious...
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March 20, 2018 - 10:38 pm
NBA-RAPTORS-MAGIC Raptors use strong defense in 4th to beat Magic 93-86 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 25 points and Toronto used a strong fourth-quarter defensive effort to beat the Orlando Magic 93-86 on Tuesday night. Toronto limited Orlando to 3-of-19 shooting (15.8 percent) in the...
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March 20, 2018 - 7:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin has pleaded not guilty to threatening former teammates who had harassed him in the NFL. Los Angeles County prosecutors say Martin appeared in court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of making criminal...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014, file photo, ESPN President John Skipper smiles during a news conference in New York. The former president of ESPN says he resigned from the sports network after an extortion plot by his cocaine dealer. John Skipper told the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, March 15, 2018, “they threatened me.” Skipper says he understood the threat put himself, his family and his professional life at risk. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 15, 2018 - 3:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former president of ESPN said he resigned from the sports network after an extortion plot by someone who sold him cocaine. John Skipper told the Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Thursday that the drug seller, whom he did not name, tried to extort him in December...
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March 08, 2018 - 3:11 am
PRO BASKETBALL MILWAUKEE (AP) — James Harden scored 26 points, Eric Gordon had 18 points and two momentum-swinging 3-pointers in the third quarter, and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-99 on for their 17th straight win. The Rockets passed the Boston Celtics for the longest winning...
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February 26, 2018 - 5:03 pm
Former Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez says a claim by his former administrative assistant seeking $7.5 million for sexual harassment is a "sensationalized tale" created to extort him. His attorneys filed a response to the attorney general of Arizona on Monday. Rodriguez was fired by Arizona after the...
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January 25, 2018 - 3:27 pm
ROLLA, Mo. (AP) — A student at the Missouri University of Science and Technology has been charged with threatening to open fire on the Rolla campus after an AK-47 style rifle and nearly 900 rounds of ammunition were found at his home. Alexander Beetler, 20, of St. James, was charged Wednesday with...
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January 20, 2018 - 3:02 am
GYMNASTICS LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the "powerful army" of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison. More than 80 of the women and girls...
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January 19, 2018 - 9:45 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Missouri man accused of making threatening phone calls to a mosque in Georgia has pleaded not guilty. The Augusta Chronicle reports that 49-year-old Preston Q. Howard entered his plea on 10 counts of issuing threats by means of interstate communications on Thursday. He was...
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