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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, a photograph of University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey, who was fatally shot on campus, is projected on the video board before the start of an NCAA college football game between Oregon and Utah in Salt Lake City. An investigation found Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, that a group of University of Utah police officers made inappropriate comments about explicit photos of McCluskey, who had submitted the pictures as evidence in an extortion case shortly before her shooting death. The findings came after the Salt Lake Tribune unearthed allegations that an officer had bragged about having the images of McCluskey before her 2018 slaying. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Probe: Police commented on explicit photo in extortion case

Aug. 5, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE (AP) — A group of University of Utah police officers made inappropriate comments about explicit photos of a student who had submitted the pictures as evidence in an extortion case shortly before her shooting death, an investigation found Wednesday. Utah's Department of Public Safety...

Michigan man indicted in cyberstalking of ex-Mississippi gov

Aug. 5, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Michigan man accused of making threats against a former Mississippi governor has been indicted by a Mississippi grand jury on a cyberstalking charge. Harold Joseph Collins, 49, of Detroit, was indicted by the Hinds County grand jury on the single count last month, The Clarion Ledger...

Man who made threats against federal agent gets prison time

Aug. 4, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who was recorded on jail phone calls making threats against a federal agent has been sentenced to serve more than 12 years in federal prison, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Jonathan Dunlap, of Pine Mountain, had pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to...

Texas man accused of threatening Fort Hood mass shooting

Aug. 3, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas man accused of threatening a mass shooting at Fort Hood in retaliation for the slaying of a Fort Hood soldier has been released on bond, jail records showed Monday. Mario Eloy Peña has been charged with a count of making terroristic threats, according to Bexar County jail...

Ukraine's special police prepare to storm a city bank in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, after a man has threatened to blow up an explosive device inside the bank. The man, identified as Sukhrob Karimov, a 32-year-old citizen of the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan, entered a bank office in Kyiv and said he had explosives in his backpack. He let bank clerks go and demanded that the authorities invite journalists so that he could make a statement. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukrainian police detain man threatening to blow up Kyiv bank

Aug. 3, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police detained a man who allegedly threatened to set off an explosive device at a bank in Ukraine's capital and demanded to speak with journalists Monday. The man, identified as Sukhrob Karimov, a 32-year-old citizen of the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan, entered a bank office in...

Idaho suspect in pursuit, shootout appears in court

Jul. 30, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A former participant in an armed occupation in 2016 at an Oregon wildlife refuge appeared in court this week after he was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer during a shootout in northern Idaho earlier this month. Sean L. Anderson, 52,...

Wyoming man convicted of threatening to kill president

Jul. 30, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Wyoming man has been found guilty of threatening to kill President Donald Trump. The U.S. attorney's office announced in a news release that the conviction against 27-year-old Timothy Cessor, of Cheyenne, was returned Wednesday after a three-day jury trial in Omaha, Nebraska. The...

Mississippi man charged with threatening federal judge

Jul. 27, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a Mississippi man accused of threatening to harm a federal judge at a U.S. district courthouse in New Orleans, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Bryant Lamont Harris, 46, of Monticello, Mississippi, was charged Friday with threatening a federal...

Illinois man pleads guilty to threatening GOP congressman

Jul. 24, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A 65-year-old Army veteran pleaded guilty Friday to making a threat against a Republican congressman from Illinois. Randall E. Tarr, of Rochester, Illinois, left a profanity-filled voicemail at U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis’ office in Decatur on Nov. 25 threatening to shoot him,...

Investigation: Sioux Falls police justified in use of force

Jul. 23, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An investigative report has found Sioux Falls police were justified in using force in the arrest of a juvenile that was caught on social media video last month. Videos of the arrest drew accusations that officers had used excessive force while they responded to a call for an...