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Mayor wants to skip next court date on pot extortion charges

15 hours ago   |   Star Tribune

A Massachusetts mayor facing charges of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana companies is seeking to skip his next court date.
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Premier League footballer caught up in 'blackmail plot' amid adultery scandal - report

Premier League footballer caught up in 'blackmail plot' amid adultery scandal - report

3 days ago   |   RT

An unnamed Premier League player is understood to be at the center of a blackmail plot after being caught cheating on his partner and reportedly jumping from a hotel window to...
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Prison coach urges Felicity Huffman to watch her back behind bars

10 days ago   |   Boston Herald

Prison-bound actress Felicity Huffman should not accept any favors from fellow inmates and watch out for guards during her two weeks behind bars, a jail coach told the...
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Neymar sexual assault accuser indicted for extortion, fraud in Brazil

Neymar sexual assault accuser indicted for extortion, fraud in Brazil

13 days ago   |   RT

The woman at the center of sexual assault allegations against Brazil superstar Neymar has been indicted by Sao Paulo police on charges related to falsifying statements...
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Fall River pot extortion case a ‘wake-up call,' watchdog says

17 days ago   |   Boston Herald

Temptation for local officials to line their pockets with money from pot vendors is a concern for U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling and a top watchdog who warn the system is...
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Embattled mayor charged with extorting pot companies

17 days ago   |   Star Tribune

A Massachusetts mayor already accused of stealing investor funds to bankroll a lavish lifestyle was arrested Friday on charges he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of...
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‘Piracy, bribery & blackmail': Iran slams US sanctions as economic terrorism against civilians

‘Piracy, bribery & blackmail': Iran slams US sanctions as economic terrorism against civilians

17 days ago   |   RT

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dubbed US sanctions against states “rouge behavior,” claiming they serve Washington's goal of “illegitimate” political...
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Huawei accuses US of trying to hack its systems, recruit spies & intimidate employees

Huawei accuses US of trying to hack its systems, recruit spies & intimidate employees

19 days ago   |   RT

The US has used “unscrupulous means” to attack Huawei's business in recent months - trying to hack its servers and turn employees into spies using extortion, legal threats and...
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Charlize Theron is back in the next 'Fast and the Furious' movie and she's showing off a completely new hairdo

Charlize Theron is back in the next 'Fast and the Furious' movie and she's showing off a completely new hairdo

20 days ago   |   Business Insider

Charlize Theron is returning for next year's "Fast and the Furious 9," and her character, Cipher, is ditching those long blonde dreads. Theron shared a photo of her character...
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Michael Sanchez was accused of leaking Jeff Bezos' affair with Lauren Sanchez. He says he was protecting the pair because Bezos didn't trust the Amazon press office

Michael Sanchez was accused of leaking Jeff Bezos' affair with Lauren Sanchez. He says he was protecting the pair because Bezos didn't trust the Amazon press office

1 month ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Michael Sanchez was on Fox News on Sunday in his first TV interview since he was accused of leaking his sister Lauren Sanchez's affair with Jeff Bezos to the National...
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2 rocket blasts hit Baghdad's Green Zone landing near the US Embassy, the...

2 rocket blasts hit Baghdad's Green Zone landing near the US Embassy, the second such attack since May

Two rockets hit Baghdad's Green Zone on Monday, landing near the US Embassy there. The attacks are the second on the Green Zone since May, and come after a series of attacks on... Read more ...

Top 14 waiver-wire pickups for Week 4 of fantasy football

Top 14 waiver-wire pickups for Week 4 of fantasy football

Three weeks into the NFL season, fantasy football has already seen some heroes emerge. On Sunday, a few backup quarterbacks outperformed expectations, and a few wide receivers... Read more ...

Chanel Miller said she didn't know she was sexually assaulted until reading...

Chanel Miller said she didn't know she was sexually assaulted until reading a news article about Brock Turner's arrest 10 days after she blacked out and woke up in the hospital

Stanford sexual assault survivor Chanel Miller spoke out in her first televised interview on "60 Minutes" Sunday night. Miller revealed that she first learned that Brock Turner... Read more ...

The SEC just announced a settlement in a compensation-fraud case against...

The SEC just announced a settlement in a compensation-fraud case against former Nissan-Renault chairman Carlos Ghosn

The SEC announced a settlement in an investigation into a $140 million compensation-fraud scheme involving former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn , Nissan director Greg Kelly, and... Read more ...

Melania Trump rings opening bell at New York Stock Exchange

Melania Trump rings opening bell at New York Stock Exchange

President Trump routinely touts the surging stock market as one of his accomplishments, but on Monday First Lady Melania Trump went to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange... Read more ...

A Ukraine gas company tied to Joe Biden's son is at the center of the...

A Ukraine gas company tied to Joe Biden's son is at the center of the Trump-whistleblower scandal

A Ukrainian gas company with ties to former Vice President Joe Biden's son is at the center of a complicated scandal involving a whistleblower complaint that's been linked to... Read more ...

A Washington parent requested a quiet learning space for her son with...

A Washington parent requested a quiet learning space for her son with autism. The school responded by cramming his desk in an unused bathroom

A Washington mother and son are demanding an apology after their school district moved the 11-year-old's desk into a spare bathroom stall after she asked for a quiet working... Read more ...

'Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington says he still hasn't seen the final...

'Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington says he still hasn't seen the final season of 'Game of Thrones'

"Game of Thrones" actor Kit Harington revealed during a press conference after the 2019 Emmys that he still hadn't seen the final season of the hit HBO show. When asked about... Read more ...

'We have our secrets': Ukraine covered for Donald Trump, and said it won't...

'We have our secrets': Ukraine covered for Donald Trump, and said it won't release any details of his controversial phone call about Biden

Ukraine's government offered a lifeline to US President Donald Trump by pledging not to divulge the contents of a call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. In a... Read more ...

Google's new $5 subscription service gives you unlimited access to some paid...

Google's new $5 subscription service gives you unlimited access to some paid apps and games, which means you might finally get to use those apps you never wanted to pay for

Google launched its $5-per-month Play Pass subscription service that gives subscribers access to over 350 apps and games , and removes in-app purchases and ads. The apps and... Read more ...