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Algerian dissidents: Victims of crackdown, or outlaws?

May. 28, 2022 02:57 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Mohamed Benhalima looks as wary and frightened as he is led off a plane at Algiers airport, handcuffed with a security officer’s arm wrapped around him. A team from Algeria’s Rapid Intervention Force then puts him in their vehicle and whisks him to an unknown destination. ...

St. Cloud man charged with 12 felonies after police standoff

May. 26, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A St. Cloud man was charged Thursday with a dozen felony counts in regards to an eight-hour standoff with police where he allegedly fired a gun through a wall when officers were on the other side. Shawn L. Jacobs, 37, is charged with nine counts of...

Sheriff: 13-year-old accused of threatening school shooting

May. 26, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was arrested on terrorism charges after alleging threatening to shoot up the Prescott middle school he attended, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said. The student allegedly made the threat three times May 17 while speaking to the bus...

Teen arrested after Boulder school shooting threat, cops say

May. 26, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy who allegedly threatened to open fire at a middle school was arrested Wednesday, police said. Police learned Tuesday morning that the student had made threats of a shooting during scheduled end of year school celebrations at Casey Middle...

Maryland man pleads guilty to threats to NSA and NSA workers

May. 24, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to making threats against the National Security Agency and its employees, prosecutors said Tuesday. Ryan Matthew Conlon, 38, of Halethorpe, pleaded guilty to making interstate threatening communications concerning the NSA and its...

Man pleads guilty to sending threatening emails to Dr. Fauci

May. 24, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A West Virginia man pleaded guilty Monday to sending emails that threatened Dr. Anthony Fauci and former National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins, federal prosecutors in Maryland said. Thomas Patrick Connally Jr., 56, most recently of...

Man charged with threatening to kill judge, attorneys

May. 24, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former Chittenden County man has been arraigned on charges accusing him of threatening to kill a state court judge, a defense attorney, and a state prosecutor and to sexually assault the prosecutor, according to the Vermont U.S. attorney's office. The...

Mistrial declared when witness tests positive during recess

May. 24, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the case of a Maine man charged with threatening to kill Jewish people because one of the witnesses tested positive for COVID-19. Federal authorities charged Brian Dennison, 25, of Buxton, with one count of transmitting a...

Man arrested for driving toward 2 people on sidewalk

May. 24, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police arrested a man on Capitol Hill after witnesses said he drove his SUV on the sidewalk to strike two pedestrians who confronted him after he yelled a racial slur at a street performer. An altercation between the 46-year-old suspect and the street...

Man charged with threatening Oklahoma US Rep. Kevin Hern

May. 23, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man known for showing up uninvited at political events to get close to politicians has been charged with threatening an Oklahoma congressman and his family, officials said Monday. Keith Charles Eisenberger, 39, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is charged with...