Extortion and Blackmail

US wants low-yield nukes to blackmail dissident countries, not to deter Russia - Moscow

US wants low-yield nukes to blackmail dissident countries, not to deter Russia - Moscow

3 days ago   |   RT

US generals are well aware that there's no way of limiting the use of nuclear weapons in a war between superpowers, so the claim that some “low-yield” nukes are needed to match...
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Former Chicago Ald. Willie Cochran to be sentenced today

5 days ago   |   WGN TV

CHICAGO - A federal judge is expected to sentence former Chicago Ald. Willie Cochran. Back in March, Cochran pled guilty to one count of wire fraud and resigned as 20th Ward...
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Hit by Ransomware Attack, Florida City Agrees to Pay Hackers $600,000

6 days ago   |   NY Times   |   2 articles

Riviera Beach, Fla., authorized its insurer to pay a Bitcoin ransom to hackers who have paralyzed the city's computer systems for three weeks.
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US: Gang leaders ran killings, drugs from California prison

US: Gang leaders ran killings, drugs from California prison

6 days ago   |   KSBW

The alleged crimes include murder, robbery, extortion and trafficking in drugs and illegal firearms in Kings and Tulare counties, about 200 miles southeast of Sacramento.
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NXIVM Co-Founder and Alleged ‘Sex Cult' Leader Keith Raniere Convicted on 7 Charges, Including Sex Trafficking

6 days ago   |   Time   |   2 articles

Keith Raniere, former leader of purported self-help group NXIVM , has been convicted on federal charges for his role in what prosecutors describe as a “sex cult.” On Wednesday...
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Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

6 days ago   |   Star Tribune   |   2 articles

A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from...
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Nxivm Trial: Leader Convicted After Trial Exposed Sex Cult's Sordid Inner Workings

6 days ago   |   NY Times   |   5 articles

Keith Raniere set up a harem of sexual “slaves” who were branded with his initials and kept in line by blackmail.
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Kiev never wanted real trial, just to use me for blackmail - detained Russian journalist Vyshinsky

Kiev never wanted real trial, just to use me for blackmail - detained Russian journalist Vyshinsky

7 days ago   |   RT

Russian journalist Kirill Vyshinsky, arrested in Ukraine over treason changes, says the authorities had never aimed for an actual trial and simply put him behind bars in order...
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Michael Avenatti's trial date set for charges he tried to extort Nike

7 days ago   |   NY Daily News   |   2 articles

Bulldog attorney Michael Avenatti will face trial starting Nov. 12 for charges he tried to shakedown Nike, a judge ordered Tuesday. Prosecutors expect the trial will last...
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Attorney Michael Avenatti faces November trial in New York

7 days ago   |   Star Tribune   |   2 articles

California attorney Michael Avenatti faces a November trial date on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike.
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Police release 'last known footage' of missing college student Mackenzie Lueck

Police release 'last known footage' of missing college student Mackenzie Lueck

Police also released where her Lyft driver dropped her off the night she was last seen. Read more ...

Amazing video: Dad bolts over 4-foot fence to save toddler son from drowning...

Amazing video: Dad bolts over 4-foot fence to save toddler son from drowning in pool

"The second you see it; you get Superman strength and just have to go for it, whatever you got to do," he said. Read more ...

‘I'm just so happy': Photo of brother hugging little sister at her pre-K...

‘I'm just so happy': Photo of brother hugging little sister at her pre-K graduation goes viral

A photo of a boy hugging his little sister at her pre-K graduation ceremony is capturing hearts across the country. Read more ...

US, North Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summit, South Korea...

US, North Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summit, South Korea president says

"The success of denuclearization and the peace process on the Korean Peninsula cannot be determined by a summit or two," South Korean President Moon Jae-in said. Read more ...

Hallelujah! Russiagate cultists ecstatic as Mueller set to testify before House

Hallelujah! Russiagate cultists ecstatic as Mueller set to testify before House

House Democrats have finally compelled special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees next month in an appearance eagerly... Read more ...

US military says 2 service personnel killed in Afghanistan

US military says 2 service personnel killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. military says two service members have been killed in Afghanistan. It did not offer any details surrounding the circumstances of their deaths. The... Read more ...

House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

The emergency border aid package would care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more ...

Mueller to testify, Schiff and Nadler say

Mueller to testify, Schiff and Nadler say

Former special counsel Robert Mueller will testify in public before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees on July 17, both panels announced late Tuesday. Mueller was... Read more ...

Mom beaten and knocked unconscious by son's 13-year-old bully, family says

Mom beaten and knocked unconscious by son's 13-year-old bully, family says

The woman was attacked the day after three students told her 12-year-old son that he should “go back to Mexico.” Read more ...

Federer seeded No. 2, Nadal No. 3 at Wimbledon; Serena 11th

Federer seeded No. 2, Nadal No. 3 at Wimbledon; Serena 11th

WIMBLEDON, England - Eight-time champion Roger Federer was seeded No. 2 for Wimbledon, one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, reversing their positions in the ATP rankings and... Read more ...