Latest Extortion and threats News

Duterte threatens to arrest Filipinos who refuse vaccination

Jun. 22, 2021 06:31 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has threatened to order the arrest of Filipinos who refuse COVID-19 vaccination and told them to leave the country if they would not cooperate with efforts to end a public health emergency. President Rodrigo Duterte,...

The Latest: Leader threatens Filipinos who refuse vaccine

Jun. 22, 2021 05:33 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has threatened to order the arrest of Filipinos who refuse COVID-19 vaccination and told them to leave the country if they would not cooperate with the efforts to contain the pandemic. President Rodrigo Duterte, who is...

Australia accused of 'excessive and unnecessary' secrecy

Jun. 20, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s suppression of information seen as pivotal to a free and open media is at the center of accusations that the country has become one of the world’s most secretive democracies. Last week, a former Australian spy was convicted...

Man admits threatening Missouri, Tennessee congressmen

Jun. 18, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man has admitted that he threatened U.S. Reps. Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri and Steve Cohen of Tennessee because he was upset by comments they made. Kenneth R. Hubert, 63, of Marionville, Missouri, pleaded guilty Thursday...

Trucker who drove into Floyd protest could have charges drop

Jun. 18, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A truck driver who drove through a large crowd of protesters on a Minneapolis highway last year during demonstrations over George Floyd's death will have criminal charges dropped if he remains law-abiding for the next year. Hennepin County prosecutors...

Man accused of faking kidnapping to scam grandparents

Jun. 18, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man faked his kidnapping to get ransom money out of his grandparents to pay off a drug dealer, a North Carolina sheriff’s office said. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that deputies received a call on Thursday from a...

Marshals Service can’t properly track threats against judges

Jun. 16, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service lacks the capability of adequately detecting threats against federal judges across the nation and uses outdated security equipment to protect judges’ homes, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Wednesday. The...

Man charged after reporter hounded at anti-lockdown protest

Jun. 16, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London police have charged a 57-year-old man with abusive behavior after a journalist was harassed and chased by anti-lockdown protesters. The Metropolitan Police force said Wednesday that Martin Hockridge was accused of using threatening, abusive or...

Feds say former candidate threatened wife's divorce lawyer

Jun. 14, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware political candidate who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nominations for governor and U.S. Senate has been charged with mailing death threats to a lawyer who represented his wife in a divorce case, according to federal court documents unsealed...

Sheriff: Florida supermarket shooter made Facebook threats

Jun. 11, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The gunman who stalked and then fatally shot a grandmother and her 1-year-old grandson inside a Florida supermarket had been threatening to kill people, including children, on his Facebook page but no one reported him, a Florida sheriff said Friday. ...