Extortion and threats

January 18, 2018 - 5:47 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for leaving a voicemail threatening to shoot people at a mosque. The Miami U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release that 35-year-old Gerald Sloane Wallace was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in October to a...
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January 14, 2018 - 6:31 am
NFL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE Eagles beat Falcons, Pats whip Titans UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles are going to the NFC championship game for the first time since the 2008 season. The Eagles' defense staged a last-minute, goal-line stand to preserve a 15-10 win over the Falcons in Philadelphia...
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Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner gestures during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburgh , Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham)
January 13, 2018 - 5:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner says he and his family are victims of fraud and extortion, and he is seeking protection through a lawsuit filed in Arizona. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported Saturday that Pastner filed a civil lawsuit against former Georgia Tech booster...
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New Yankee Giancarlo Stanton answers questions during a press conference at the Major League Baseball winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)
December 11, 2017 - 4:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter says when his ownership group took over the Miami Marlins in October, he thought Giancarlo Stanton would be with the team in 2018. Stanton says Marlins officials threatened to keep him for the rest of his career. In the end, Miami dealt the National League MVP to the New...
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December 09, 2017 - 2:05 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Secret recordings of one of the defendants uttering racial epithets are threatening to disrupt the federal fraud trial of former executives and sales staffers at the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill...
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President Donald Trump walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Washington. Stoking the same anti-Islam sentiments he fanned on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump on Wednesday retweeted a string of inflammatory videos from a fringe British political group purporting to show violence being committed by Muslims. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 29, 2017 - 11:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stoking the same anti-Islam sentiments he fanned on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump on Wednesday retweeted a string of inflammatory videos from a fringe British political group purporting to show violence being committed by Muslims. The tweets drew a sharp condemnation...
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November 28, 2017 - 4:47 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will pay former coach Jim McElwain a $7.5 million buyout that will be spread across six payments between now and 2021. McElwain will get the first installment, a $3.75 million "transition payment," Friday. McElwain's original buyout would have been a little more...
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In this picture taken on May 4, 2017, Kausar Parveen comforts her child who was allegedly raped by a mullah or religious cleric, in Kehror Pakka, Pakistan. The Associated Press interviewed more than a dozen children or relatives of children who had been sexually assaulted by a maulvi or cleric at the madrassa where they studied. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
November 21, 2017 - 7:55 pm
KEHRORE PAKKA, Pakistan (AP) — Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her 9-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows hard, wipes her tears and begins again. The boy had studied for a year at a nearby...
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November 16, 2017 - 11:26 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man has been arrested for threatening to carry out mass shootings at a megachurch and the Las Vegas casino where his estranged wife works. The FBI says 28-year-old Wei Li was transferred from police custody to federal authorities Thursday after being charged...
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November 16, 2017 - 3:02 am
PRO FOOTBALL NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones' attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of "conduct detrimental to the league's best interests" over his objection to a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell. The letter accusing...
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