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Lawyers for relatives of some victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting allege conspiracy theorist Alex Jones sent them electronic files containing child pornography as part of a defamation lawsuit against the Infowars host.
“You can panic,” reads the subject line of one fake sextortion email.
Another has a victim’s real password in the subject line, in an attempt to establish authenticity.
These low-tech frauds spiked in 2018, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3), netting millions for scammers.
Last year, electronic extortion complaints rose 242% to 51,146 reported crimes, with total losses of $83 million.
Frozen red raspberries from a Washington state farm are being recalled across the western U.S.
WinCo Foods says it sold frozen red raspberries manufactured by Rader Farms of Bellingham, Washington, that may be contaminated with norovirus.
The 12-ounce packages with a "Best By" date of February 13, 2021, were sold in stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Texas and Utah.
The Food and Drug Administration found contamination in a sample test.
Thousands of cases of Pillsbury Best flour are being recalled because of the possible presence of E. coli, the FDA announced.
Los Angeles newsman Mark Coogan, in his best rendition of famed sportscaster Howard Cosell, could not resist.
"The Juice is on the loose!"
But this wasn't a broken-tackle, open-field sprint to an end zone. We were at Parker Center, which at the time was the home of the Los Angeles Police Department.
O.J. Simpson was a fugitive from justice.
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What happens if President Donald Trump carries out his threat to impose tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese goods that he hasn't already hit with 25% import taxes?
The administration, in the midst of the trade war it began with Beijing, had asked for comments on its plan to extend 25% tariffs to everything China ships to the United States.
Hundreds of businesses, trade groups and individuals have written to complain that the additional import taxes would drive up prices for consumers, squeeze profits and leave U.S. companies at a competitive disadvantage to foreign rivals that aren't subject to higher taxes on the vital components they buy from China.
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A North Carolina burglary suspect who was fought off by an 11-year-old boy with a machete was caught Sunday, nearly two days after he slipped away from the hospital where he was treated for a head wound. His capture came after a manhunt and finger-pointing about who was to blame for his escape.
Sgt. Shane Brown of the Burlington Police Department said Jataveon Dashawn Hall was arrested in an apartment there Sunday afternoon. Hall, 19, was returned to Orange County, where the sheriff's office said he faces charges including breaking and entering and assault.
Authorities said the boy was alone in the house in Mebane, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Raleigh, on Friday morning when Hall broke in after another suspect rang the doorbell and a third waited outside.
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President Donald Trump's latest anointment of an acting head of a major federal agency has prompted muttering, but no more than that, from Republican senators whose job description includes confirming top administration aides.
Their reluctance to confront Trump comes as veterans of the confirmation process and analysts say he's placed acting officials in key posts in significantly higher numbers than his recent predecessors. The practice lets him quickly, if temporarily, install allies in important positions while circumventing the Senate confirmation process, which can be risky with Republicans running the chamber by a slim 53-47 margin.
The latest example is Ken Cuccinelli, who last week was named acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. He is an outspoken supporter of hard-line immigration policies and his appointment was opposed by some key Senate Republicans.
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The police chief in Phoenix, Arizona, apologized Sunday for her department's "unacceptable" handling of an alleged shoplifting incident after a video showed police officers arresting and drawing a gun on a couple whose 4-year-old daughter had allegedly stolen a doll from a dollar store.
“What we saw in that video isn’t in keeping with good policing,” Jeri Williams told NBC affiliate KPNX. “This is not what should have happened in that circumstance.”
The child’s parents, Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper, filed notice of a $10 million claim last week over the incident, which occurred on May 29 in a parking lot. Video captured by a bystander showed officers appearing to push and kick a handcuffed man believed to be Ames and handcuffing Harper, who is pregnant, after an unidentified woman came to take care of the couples’ two young daughters.
"I felt like I did everything I could to show the officer that I was complying," Ames told Al Sharpton on MSNBC Saturday, adding that the experience was traumatizing for him and his young children. "I looked the barrel in the eyes, my kids looked the barrel in the eyes. I thought they were gonna start shooting."
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The Supreme Court declined on Monday to change the longstanding rule that says putting someone on trial more than once for the same crime does not violate the Constitution's protection against double jeopardy, NBC News reported.
The case drew attention because of its possible implications for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.
The 7-2 ruling was a defeat for an Alabama man, Terance Gamble, convicted of robbery in 2008 and pulled over seven years later for a traffic violation. When police found a handgun in his car, he was prosecuted under Alabama's law barring felons from possessing firearms. The local U.S. attorney then charged Gamble with violating a similar federal law. Because of the added federal conviction, his prison sentence was extended by nearly three years.
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A night of celebration turned to one of violence and tragedy when a mass shooting left one person dead and five others, including teenagers, injured during a graduation party in Southwest Philadelphia Sunday.
Around 60 people were attending the party in park off 70th Street near Reed Bird Place around 10 p.m. when an unidentified gunman, standing in a nearby parking lot with two other men, began firing "indiscriminately," Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said.
A 21-year-old and four teenagers ages 15 to 17 were struck by the gunfire, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small confirmed early Monday. The person who died was 24.
An LGBTQ+ group offered protection for a 10-year-old drag queen at Portland, Oregon’s, Pride Parade, after online backlash had their family fearing for their safety. Sparkle, who uses the pronouns...
Gloria Vanderbilt has died at the age of 95. Her son Anderson Cooper announced the news on CNN on Monday.
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Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.
Supporters call it the United States' most progressive climate policy, saying it not only cuts emissions but invests in transitioning the state economy and infrastructure to better prepare for more intense weather events as climate change worsens.
"We have an opportunity to invest a substantial amount into low-income communities off the backs of the 100 or so major polluters that caused this problem," said Shilpa Joshi, with the lobbying group Renew Oregon. Joshi has spent years working with dozens of organizations around the state to help shape the final legislation.
Cap and trade has been a top priority this year for Oregon's majority Democrats, and Gov. Kate Brown has said she would sign the measure, noting in a statement that "Oregon can be the log that breaks the jam nationally" on climate policy.
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg pulled himself off the presidential campaign trail Monday after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in his hometown forced him to confront issues of race and policing. The Democrat canceled several days of campaign events after returning to South Bend, where he spent the day meeting with community members and faith leaders following the shooting of 54-year-old Eric Jack Logan early Sunday.