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Cops: Student Angry About Early Exam Threatened to Kill

He tweeted about 'premeditated murder' of professor

(Newser) - A Florida Atlantic University student unhappy about an early morning exam now has to get up for court hearings as well. Police say that after his data structure professor scheduled a 7am exam, Rafael Decomas tweeted: "Bey I gern f---ing kill dis professor bey this is my confession to... More »

As Calif. Fires Rage, Pink's Husband Threatens Looters

Carey Hart's Instagram photo is raising eyebrows

(Newser) - It's usually Pink who's making headlines , but the pop singer's husband has found his way to more than a few over to his response to the California wildfires . Per ET.com , Carey Hart is the center of new controversy over a photo he posted on Instagram Tuesday... More »

Rand Paul: 'I Fear There's Going to Be an Assassination'

Senator cites 'unstable' people amid death threats

(Newser) - Already the target of death threats, including from a person who threatened to chop up his family with an ax, Rand Paul worries the current political climate could spawn deadly violence. "I fear that there's going to be an assassination … I really worry that somebody is going... More »

She Tweeted About Kavanaugh Saturday, Is Now Out of a Job

Unnamed teacher voluntarily resigned

(Newser) - Tuesday marks Brett Kavanaugh's first day on the bench. For a Minnesota teacher, it also marks the end of a job. FOX 9 reports the unnamed Rosemount special education teacher's resignation was announced Tuesday, capping off a few days of contention over a tweet made about the new... More »

Maxine Waters Cancels Events Due to 'Very Serious Death Threat'

Dem says she's been hit with intimidating warnings after her remarks on protesting Cabinet members

(Newser) - After Rep. Maxine Waters' speech in which she encouraged citizens to protest President Trump's Cabinet members in public, Trump warned her to be "careful what you wish for"—ominous words with new meaning after Waters says she was forced to cancel two events due to threats lobbed... More »

The First Call Began With 'Fake News.' Then the Threats Came

19-year-old Brandon Griesemer of Mich. arrested after 22 calls over 2 days to CNN's Atlanta headquarters

(Newser) - A Michigan man has been arrested after authorities say he threatened to travel to Atlanta and kill people at CNN headquarters. Federal court documents filed in Michigan say 19-year-old Brandon Griesemer of Novi began calling CNN on Jan. 9, per the AP . He allegedly told a CNN operator in one... More »

Flyers Freak Out Over Being Denied Cigarettes, Champagne

In two separate incidents that both happened Saturday

(Newser) - It was an eventful weekend for some airline passengers, who had to deal with outbursts over champagne—and threats against their lives. First to Sacramento, where a woman was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight that arrived from Portland on Saturday, reports KOIN . Officials say the woman tampered with a... More »

Man Charged With Making Death Threats to Rep. Waters

Anthony Scott Lloyd left a threatening voicemail at the congresswoman's office

(Newser) - Federal authorities say a Southern California man has been charged with threatening to kill Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, the AP reports. The US Attorney's Office said Monday that Anthony Scott Lloyd of Los Angeles was arrested Nov. 9. According to court documents, the 44-year-old Lloyd called the congresswoman's... More »

Guy's Twitter Account Blocked After Death Threat (Against Mosquito)

It appears a Twitter algorithm, not a human, picked up certain keywords

(Newser) - A Japanese man recently found his Twitter account permanently frozen after tweeting a violent message alongside a picture of a corpse: "Bastard! Where do you get off biting me all over while I'm just trying to relax and watch TV? Die! (Actually you're already dead)," wrote... More »

LAPD Investigating Page's Disturbing Death Threats

An Instagram stalker has threatened to kidnap, kill actress

(Newser) - "I find Ellen and kidnap her and kill her throat and let everyone see it on my Instagram." This unnerving message was just one among many posted to actress Ellen Page’s Instagram page, and now LAPD is getting involved. TMZ reports that detectives obtained a search warrant... More »

North Korea Threatens to Kill South Korea's Ex-President

After report that Park Geun-hye ordered Kim Jong Un's assassination

(Newser) - Park Geun-hye is currently serving time for corruption after being ousted as South Korea's president. Now things have gotten even worse: North Korea on Wednesday warned it would kill her, reports South Korea's Yonhap News Agency . "We declare at home and abroad that we will impose the... More »

Nun Says Sex Is Such a Gift That Even Mary Probably Had It

Sister Lucia Caram's remarks aren't going over well

(Newser) - Mary was in love with Joseph and they probably had sex—full stop. That's the general gist of what a popular Dominican nun known for her huge Twitter following and recipes she whips up in her Catalan convent said on Spanish TV Sunday, and it's causing a whole... More »

Afghan Pilot Says She Can't Go Home From US

She applies for asylum, citing death threats

(Newser) - Capt. Niloofar Rahmani's story seems to sum up the dismal state of women's rights in Afghanistan more than 15 years after the Taliban were forced from power. The 25-year-old is the first female fixed-wing pilot in her country's air force, but she says she has received death... More »

Sandy Hook Truther Busted for Threatening Sandy Hook Victim's Parent

Lucy Richards allegedly texted death threats

(Newser) - A "Sandy Hook truther" has been arrested, accused of threatening a parent of one of the children killed in the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting in 2012. Lucy Richards, 57, is one of the people who believes the shooting, which resulted in the deaths of 20 children and six... More »

After Newspaper Endorses Clinton, Death Threats

'Arizona Republic' continues to fight for free speech with 'compassion,' 'bravery': publisher

(Newser) - Meet Kimberly, Nicole, and Phil. They're on staff at the Arizona Republic, per a Sunday editorial written by Mi-Ai Parrish, the conservative newspaper's publisher. And they're the ones who've been dealing with the vitriol and calls for violence since the Republic endorsed Hillary Clinton for president... More »

Woman Busted in Plot to Kill Stephen Hawking

She had maps and documents detailing her astronomy-festival scheme

(Newser) - An American woman was arrested Wednesday in Spain for sending dozens of death threats to Stephen Hawking then trailing him to an astronomy festival in the Canary Islands, Gizmodo reports. According to El Pais , the unnamed 37-year-old woman lives in Norway and has no previous criminal record. Authorities were tipped... More »

Court Ruling Will Help Keep Web Hostile to Women

Post columnist: It gives more protection to those who make threats online

(Newser) - The Supreme Court's decision to overturn the conviction of a man who posted all kinds of disturbing threats online is being hailed as a big First Amendment win. In an editorial, for instance, the New York Times calls it "an important affirmation of the need to protect speech,... More »

ISIS Announces 'Real War'— Against Twitter

Online post threatens co-founder Jack Dorsey, Twitter employees

(Newser) - Twitter's efforts to block ISIS-related accounts appears to have earned co-founder Jack Dorsey a special place on the militant group's radar. An anonymous online post yesterday on a Polish site used by computer programmers featured an image of Dorsey, with crosshairs superimposed over his face and a warning... More »

NYPD Killer Posted Threats as a Warning Came Too Late

Maryland cops were tracking Ismaayil Brinsley after he shot ex-girlfriend

(Newser) - As New York City grapples with the fallout from the execution-style murders of two NYPD officers , Police Commissioner Bill Bratton yesterday lamented that "two of New York's Finest were shot and killed with no warning." Except, as he amended, "the warning was coming." What went... More »

Harvard University Students Get Racial Death Threat

Police investigating email sent to people with Asian names

(Newser) - A death threat emailed to hundreds of Asian students at Harvard has authorities on alert this weekend, reports the Boston Globe . Police say they don't know whether the email is legit, but they've asked students to familiarize themselves with the school's "active shooter" guidelines as a... More »

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