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Michael Avenatti under arrest, charged with extortion, prosecutors say

Michael Avenatti under arrest, charged with extortion, prosecutors say

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  Federal prosecutors in New York on Monday announced the arrest of Michael Avenatti, the former personal attorney for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, on charges related to an alleged $20 million extortion scheme targeting Nike.He was expected to make a court appearance Monday afternoon.This is a developing story. Please check…

Slain Chicago police officer John Rivera targeted because he was Hispanic: Police

Slain Chicago police officer John Rivera targeted because he was Hispanic: Police

amphotora/iStock(CHICAGO) — Two men have been arrested for the murder of Chicago police officer John Rivera, who was ambushed and gunned down hours after finishing his shift this weekend, authorities said Monday.Rivera, 23, was targeted because he was Hispanic, according to police.The killing unfolded early Saturday morning after two of the three offenders were in…

Dad of Sandy Hook school shooting victim dies in apparent suicide: Police

Dad of Sandy Hook school shooting victim dies in apparent suicide: Police

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(NEWTOWN, Conn.) —  Jeremy Richman, the father of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim, was found dead Monday morning from an apparent suicide, according to police in Newtown, Connecticut.The body of Richman, 49, was found at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, where he had an office, authorities said.Richman’s 6-year-old daughter, Avielle Richman, was among the…

Trinity Love Jones, 9-year-old found dead in duffel bag, to be laid to rest

Trinity Love Jones, 9-year-old found dead in duffel bag, to be laid to rest

LA County Sheriff’s Office(LOS ANGELES) — Nine-year-old Trinity Love Jones, whose body was found in a duffel bag in Hacienda Heights, Calif., will be remembered at an interfaith memorial service on Monday.Trinity’s body was discovered by county workers on March 5 near an equestrian trail.She was unidentified at the time and investigators released sketches as…

Arsonist who burned California mosque referred to New Zealand attack in graffiti: Police

Arsonist who burned California mosque referred to New Zealand attack in graffiti: Police

KLH49/iStock(ESCONDIDO, Calif.) — Someone set fire to a mosque in Southern California on Sunday and left graffiti referencing the deadly terror attack at two mosques in New Zealand, authorities said.Seven people were inside the Dar-ul-Arqam mosque in the city of Escondido when the blaze erupted Sunday during the early morning hours. They managed to extinguish…

Second Parkland teen dies from apparent suicide in less than a week, authorities say

Second Parkland teen dies from apparent suicide in less than a week, authorities say

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(PARKLAND, Fla.) —  A second teen from Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year, has died from an apparent suicide in less than a week, according to authorities. Officers from the Coral Springs Police Department found the student dead after they were called to a…