Kidnapping

March 26, 2019 - 7:50 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman who used to operate a popular YouTube channel featuring children has been indicted on charges that she kidnapped five of her seven adopted children and abused them by pepper-spraying them, forcing them to take ice baths and striking them with clothes hangers. The...
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Firefighters and police officers stand by the gutted remains of a bus in San Donato Milanese, near Milan, Italy, March 21, 2019. Italian authorities say a bus driver transporting schoolchildren stopped his vehicle on a provincial highway, told the passengers to get off and then doused the interior with gasoline and set it on fire. Italian media reported that the driver, an Italian of Senegalese origin, was immediately apprehended. (Daniele Bennati/ANSA via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 3:11 pm
MILAN (AP) — The leader of Italy's 5-Star Movement called Thursday to award speedy citizenship to a 13-year-old Egyptian boy hailed as a hero for being the first to alert police that he and scores of his middle school classmates had been abducted by their bus driver. Ramy Shehata "put his life at...
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FILE - This Aug. 13, 2018 pool file photo shows defendants, from left, Jany Leveille, Lucas Morton, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Subbannah Wahhaj entering district court in Taos, N.M., for a detention hearing. Five former residents of a New Mexico compound where authorities found 11 hungry children and a dead 3-year-old boy are due in federal court on terrorism-related charges. The two men and three women living at the compound raided in August are being arraigned Thursday, March 21, 2019, on new charges of supporting plans for violent attacks. (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File)
March 21, 2019 - 3:10 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five people arrested at a ramshackle New Mexico compound where one of the suspect's sons was found dead pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal terrorism-related charges and other counts that their attorneys say the group would not be facing if they weren't Muslims. The two...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Marip Lu sits in her family's shelter in a refugee camp in northern Kachin State, Myanmar. Marip Lu, 24, claims she was kidnapped by traffickers and suffered six years of captivity, rape and abuse deep in China. A human rights group says the governments in Myanmar and China are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery. (AP Photo/Esther Htusan, File)
March 21, 2019 - 12:40 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery, according to a report by Human Rights Watch. The report released Thursday says women are often tricked into...
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Firefighters stand by the gutted remains of a bus in San Donato Milanese, near Milan, Italy, March 21, 2019. Italian authorities say a bus driver transporting schoolchildren stopped his vehicle on a provincial highway, told the passengers to get off and then doused the interior with gasoline and set it on fire. Italian media reported that the driver, an Italian of Senegalese origin, was immediately apprehended. (Daniele Bennati/ANSA via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 2:42 pm
MILAN (AP) — A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones Wednesday, ordering the children's hands to be bound and threatening them with death during the 40-minute ordeal, before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a Carabinieri blockade. Officer broke...
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March 19, 2019 - 7:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A former Georgia State University student convicted in a serial rape case will spend the rest of his life in prison. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports a jury convicted 33-year-old Dominic Lawton, of Ocilla, on several charges including rape, kidnapping and aggravated sodomy. A...
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March 15, 2019 - 2:36 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware prosecutors dismissed all but three remaining cases Friday against inmate defendants charged in a deadly riot at the state's maximum-security prison. The decision came after earlier trials of seven inmates resulted in only one — who admitted planning the uprising knowing...
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March 11, 2019 - 11:45 am
CLAYTON, N.C. (AP) — Police say a man who stole a car with two children inside at a gas station in North Carolina hadn't realized they were in the back seat and helped return them to their parents unharmed. News outlets quote a statement from Clayton police as saying 22-year-old Brian Keith Allen...
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Lee Rogers
March 08, 2019 - 11:53 am
The Greenville County Sheriff's Office issued the following press release Friday: Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office have obtained warrants on 35 year-old, Jhon H. Vivas, of Lawrenceville, GA, in connection with two kidnapping cases that involved the suspects forcing the...
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February 25, 2019 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday that American citizen Danny Burch has been freed after 18 months of captivity in Yemen in what the State Department suggested was a rescue operation. In a statement, Trump thanked the United Arab Emirates for its role in reuniting Burch with...
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