- UN: Claim of captive Saudi princesses received Updated: Mar-12-14 1:46 pm
- La. standoff gunman was treated for mental illness Updated: Mar-12-14 1:23 pm
- Man gets prison in Arizona hostage-taking case Updated: Mar-07-14 7:39 am
- Philippine gunmen abduct 2 children, nanny, driver Updated: Mar-03-14 7:20 am
- NY police: Man held 2 women captive for months Updated: Feb-26-14 6:12 pm
- Taliban says it suspends talks on held US soldier Updated: Feb-23-14 11:56 am
- Police: Ala. man held his mom hostage in standoff Updated: Feb-18-14 12:25 pm
GENEVA - The United Nations has received pleas to help free several Saudi Arabian princesses allegedly being held against their will in a royal compound, officials confirmed Wednesday.
NEW ORLEANS - A police report says the gunman who killed two hostages during a standoff at a rural Louisiana bank had been treated several weeks earlier for paranoid schizophrenia at a California hospital after returning to the United States from a trip to Yemen.
TUCSON, Arizona - A Mexican man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison in a 2012 hostage-taking case in southern Arizona.
MANILA, Philippines - Gunmen abducted two children, their nanny and a driver while on the way to school Monday in a southern Philippine region notorious for ransom kidnappings by Islamic militants, military officials said.
LINDENHURST, New York - A 21-year-old woman and a teenage girl described as a runaway were forced to work as prostitutes and prevented from leaving a suburban New York home - one allegedly for more than a year - before authorities rescued them and arrested the man suspected of keeping them captive, police said Wednesday.
ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan's Taliban said Sunday they had suspended "mediation" with the United States to exchange captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, halting - at least temporarily - what was considered the best chance yet of securing the 27-year-old soldier's freedom since his capture in 2009.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Police say an Alabama man held his elderly mother hostage inside their home and threatened to kill her in a standoff with law enforcement officers.