Crime
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Bomb threat email most likely a hoax

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/14/18, 11:46 am

A string of emailed bomb threats sent Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses, and government buildings across the United States triggered evacuations and searches, but authorities said they were most likely part of a hoax to extort money. No explosives were found. The emails, sent from a spoofed address, claimed the sender had an associate plant a bomb in the recipient’s building and demanded an online payment of $20,000 in Bitcoin.

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Jury recommends life sentence for Charlottesville murderer

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/11/18, 01:03 pm

A jury has recommended a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for a man convicted of murdering a counterprotester at a white nationalist rally in August 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. James Alex Fields Jr. was found guilty last week of first-degree murder and other charges for driving his car into a crowd at the rally, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring others.

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Feds arrest two in separate Ohio terror plots

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/11/18, 12:41 pm

Federal agents thwarted two unconnected but potentially devastating terror attacks in Toledo, Ohio, the FBI and Justice Department announced Monday at a news conference.

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