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Stories with subject: Kidnapping
  • Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 6:26 am
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigerians are marking Easter with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.

  • 4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:43 am
  • PARIS - Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.

  • NC authorities: 10-month-old girl abducted by dad 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:29 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Authorities say a 10-month-old North Carolina girl has been abducted by her father, who has made threats to kill himself and the child.

  • Man pleads not guilty to teen's kidnap-rape 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:08 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - A man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he kidnapped a 16-year-old Los Angeles girl as she walked home from school, raped her, then doused her with gas and tried to set her on fire.

  • Officials: 24 more abducted Nigerian students free 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:46 pm
  • MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Twenty-four more Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists have escaped and 85 still are missing, an education official said Friday.

  • Man accused of attacking ex-girlfriend in her home 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:59 pm
  • MOORHEAD, Minnesota - Bail has been set for a man accused of breaking into a home in western Minnesota and trying to kidnap his ex-girlfriend.

  • Murder suspect wants statements thrown out 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:16 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - An attorney for a Springfield man suspected of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl want statements he made to police after his arrest to be suppressed.

  • Minnesota kidnap suspect caught after Calif. chase 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:53 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - A kidnapping suspect from Minnesota has been arrested after leading police on a car chase into downtown Los Angeles where he escaped officers on foot.

  • Prosecutor: No charges in fake Wash. abduction 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:52 pm
  • SEQUIM, Washington - No charges are planned against twin brothers who say they're responsible for staging a fake child abduction in a park that terrified onlookers who thought it was real, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  • Wash. police investigate alleged abduction 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:29 pm
  • MILTON, Washington - Police in Milton, Washington, say a 19-year-old woman has reported she was abducted from a check-cashing store and held captive for two days before she managed to jump into a stranger's car at a fast-food drive-thru and plead for help.

  • Bessemer jail inmate found dead inside cell 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:05 pm
  • BESSEMER, Alabama - Bessemer police say an inmate accused of stabbing another man and kidnapping his wife has been found dead in the Bessemer City Jail.

  • French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:16 pm
  • PARIS - French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation in northern Mail Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" - killing about 10 of the alleged militants, officials said.

  • FBI: Another arrest made in NC kidnapping case 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:58 pm
  • ATLANTA - Another arrest was made in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father, federal investigators said Thursday.

  • Central Pa. woman sentenced for fake kidnapping 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:41 pm
  • LANCASTER, Pennsylvania - A central Pennsylvania woman is going to prison for faking her own kidnapping at a Lancaster park last spring.

  • Police: E. Idaho man kidnapped estranged wife 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:01 am
  • IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - An eastern Idaho man police say kidnapped and choked his estranged wife faces second-degree kidnapping and attempted strangulation charges.

  • Case of man who killed kidnapper before grand jury 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:16 am
  • LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A Lafayette Parish grand jury will decide next week whether to charge the man who in November shot to death a kidnapper who abducted his cousin.

  • Mandan police say Lincoln woman wasn't abducted 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:04 am
  • MANDAN, North Dakota - Police say a Lincoln woman was not assaulted and brought to Mandan against her will.

  • Suspect in Minn. home invasion arrested in ND 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:27 pm
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - A Morgantown, West Virginia, man has been arrested near Bismarck in connection with a home invasion in Minnesota.

  • Fake abduction in park outrages many in Sequim 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:37 pm
  • SEQUIM, Washington - Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real.

  • Los Lunas police: Man tried to abduct young girl 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:22 pm
  • LOS LUNAS, New Mexico - Los Lunas police say they have little information so far to go on as they try to find a suspect in a reported attempt to abduct a 7-year-old girl.

  • N. Idaho kidnapper gets life sentence 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:19 pm
  • COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A 58-year-old homeless man who kidnapped a Rathdrum woman in northern Idaho has been sentenced to life in prison.

  • Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:52 pm
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital - a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising.

  • Man charged with assault, attempted kidnapping 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:28 pm
  • BILLINGS, Montana - The son of a man who drowned while ice fishing on Fort Peck Lake in January is charged with confronting his father's fishing buddy and threatening to kill him.

  • Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:02 am
  • TRIPOLI, Libya - Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

  • Okla. couple sentenced in Ark. kidnapping death 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:52 pm
  • TEXARKANA, Arkansas - An Oklahoma couple has been sentenced to 60 years in prison in Arkansas for a kidnapping that ended with a man dead in 2011.