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Suspect arrested for alleged threats to Jewish facilities...Sessions to amend Senate testimony... North Korean says Malaysia threatened him

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 3, 2017 at 8:42 p.m.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials say a former journalist fired for fabricating details in stories made at least eight of the scores of threats against Jewish institutions nationwide as part of a bizarre campaign to harass and frame his ex-girlfriend. Juan Thompson was arrested in St. Louis and appeared in federal court Friday on a cyberstalking charge. He politely answered questions and told the judge he had enough money to hire a lawyer.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to provide amended testimony regarding his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential campaign. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee had asked that Sessions appear again before the panel. But the Republican chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley, rejected the request. Grassley did, however, say Sessions did the right thing by recusing himself from the investigation.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A North Korean chemist deported from Malaysia is accusing police there of threatening to kill his family unless he confessed to the assassination of the half brother of North Korea's leader, calling it a plot to tarnish his country's honor. Malaysian authorities say there was insufficient evidence to charge him over Kim Jong Nam's killing at Kuala Lumpur's airport on Feb. 13. Two women, however, have been charged with murder.

BOSTON (AP) — Three women who had accused comedian Bill Cosby of the intentional infliction of emotional distress in a Massachusetts case have had those claims dismissed because a document says they conferred about the viability of their claims. The women are among dozens who've alleged Cosby molested them decades ago. Cosby is set to go on trial in June in another case in which he's accused of sexually assaulting a former university employee. Cosby has pleaded not guilty.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A venture capitalist who helped a Catholic high school in Mountain View, California, earn millions from an initial public offering of shares in Snap Inc. learned about the popular app from his Snapchat-using teen daughter. Barry Eggers of the firm Lightspeed Venture Partners is also the head of the Saint Francis High School growth fund. The school invested $15,000 in Snap Inc. in 2012 and sold the shares this week for about $24 million.

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