Kidnapping

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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February 23, 2019 - 5:42 pm
RICHMOND,Va. (AP) — A federal court has rejected the appeal of a gang leader serving life in prison for the botched kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor that ended with her father's abduction. The Fourth Circuit court on Thursday upheld the convictions of Kelvin Melton, who argued that the...
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This photo provided by Philippine National Police (PNP), shows militant Abu Sayyaf Group leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan in the PNP confidential report. Philippine and U.S. official say a little known militant has been named the new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines. The Philippine interior secretary says the rise of Hatib Sawadjaan, who is blamed for orchestrating a suicide bombing in a cathedral last month that killed 23 people on Jolo Island, shows that ISIS would latch on desperately to any militant who could provide a sanctuary and armed fighters as its last strongholds crumble in Syria. (Philippine National Police via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 8:51 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Unlike many of his slain comrades, the touted new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines lacks the bravado, clan name or foreign training. Not much is known about Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, but the attacks attributed to him heralding his rise are...
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February 19, 2019 - 9:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear the case of a Tennessee death row inmate who claimed his rights were violated when he was forced to represent himself at trial. The Supreme Court said Tuesday it wouldn't hear the case of Tony Von Carruthers. Carruthers and an accomplice were arrested...
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February 17, 2019 - 4:55 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Libyan authorities helped free 14 Tunisian workers Sunday who were kidnapped by an armed group near Libya's capital, the Tunisian government said. The Tunisian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday night that the hostages had been seized Thursday in the town of Zawiva by...
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