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$10 million rewards bolster White House anti-ransomware bid

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BOSTON — The Biden administration will offer rewards up to $10 million for information leading to the identification of foreign state-sanctioned malicious activity against...

$10 million rewards bolster White House anti-ransomware bid

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BOSTON — The State Department will offer rewards up to $10 million for information leading to the identification of anyone engaged in foreign state-sanctioned...

Michael Avenatti faces sentencing in Nike extortion scheme

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NEW YORK — Michael Avenatti, the brash California lawyer who publicly sparred with then-President Donald Trump before criminal fraud charges on two coasts disrupted...

EXPLAINER: Behind the Vatican’s London real estate scandal

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ROME — The Vatican has set a July 27 trial date for 10 people, including a once-powerful cardinal and papal contender, on charges related...

Avenatti sentencing postponed until July 9 in Nike case

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NEW YORK — A judge on Thursday postponed until July 9 the sentencing of Michael Avenatti for the once high-profile lawyer's conviction in an...

Judge threatens to toss DEA agent’s plea in corruption case

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TAMPA, Fla. — A federal judge Wednesday threatened to throw out the guilty plea of a veteran U.S. narcotics agent who conspired with a...

Cyberbullying trial tests French tools to fight online abuse

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PARIS — A landmark cyberbullying trial in Paris, involving thousands of threats against a teenager who savaged Islam in online posts, is blazing a...

Trucker who drove into Floyd protest could have charges drop

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MINNEAPOLIS — A truck driver who drove through a large crowd of protesters on a Minneapolis highway last year during demonstrations over George Floyd's...

Man admits threatening Missouri, Tennessee congressmen

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A southwest Missouri man has admitted that he threatened U.S. Reps. Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri and Steve Cohen of...

Man charged after reporter hounded at anti-lockdown protest

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LONDON — London police have charged a 57-year-old man with abusive behavior after a journalist was harassed and chased by anti-lockdown protesters. ...