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Eyewear website operator gets 2 more years in prison

Apr. 24, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An eyewear website operator who has already served over five years in prison for threatening customers across the country with rape and murder was sentenced to an additional two years in prison Wednesday for resuming the same fraudulent online scam, minus the violent threats. A disappointed...

Arizona sheriff's office arrests 9 in sex exploitation case

Apr. 24, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested nine men in a sting operation targeting suspected use of the internet to lure minors for sexual exploitation. The department on Tuesday identified the suspects as 33-year-old Durell Keith Shaw and 63-year-old Kevin Harry Moninger...

Guilty plea in sale of fentanyl resulting in San Diego death

Apr. 24, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California man has admitted in a federal plea agreement that he sold pills containing fentanyl to La Jolla man who died of an overdose. The U.S. Attorney's Office in San Diego says Trevon Antone Lucas of Highland pleaded guilty Tuesday to distribution of fentanyl resulting in...

New Zealand and France to call for an end to online terror

Apr. 24, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online. Ardern said she and Macron will ask world...

AG, others warn of sex trafficking ahead of Kentucky Derby

Apr. 23, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, prosecutors and victim advocates are calling for heightened awareness of human trafficking as Louisville prepares for the Kentucky Derby. Law enforcement officials say incidents of human trafficking, including bringing in victims from other...

Man arrested on murder charges in woman's hacking death

Apr. 21, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a man is facing murder charges in connection with the death of a woman found nearly decapitated in a Brooklyn apartment. The New York Police Department announced the arrest of Jerry Brown, 34, of Brooklyn, early Sunday. He also faces an attempted murder charge in connection...

British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware

Apr. 20, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information. Federal prosecutors in Wisconsin and Marcus Hutchins' attorneys said in a joint court filing Friday that the 24-year-old agreed to...

Man guilty of trying to take internet domain at gunpoint

Apr. 19, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids man who had his cousin try to hijack an Internet domain at gunpoint has been convicted in federal court. Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old Rossi Lorathio Adams II was found guilty Thursday of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by force, threats and violence....

Brazil top court criticized for order to block news stories

Apr. 17, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's attorney general is accusing the nation's highest court of violating the constitution with an order for news organizations to withdraw some online reports on a corruption investigation that include references to one of the tribunal's justices. The court told the news websites...

Prosecutors mull alternative to trial for Kansas gamer

Apr. 17, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has delayed the trial of a Kansas online gamer allegedly involved in a deadly hoax while federal prosecutors consider an alternative to prosecution that would spare him from the criminal justice system. The attorney for 20-year-old Shane Gaskill of Wichita has applied for...