Kidnapping

Dominick Chilcott, right, British ambassador in Turkey, hands over a letter of apology from the UK government to Libyan dissident Abdel Hakim Belhaj, at the British Consulate in Istanbul, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, allege they were detained in southeast Asia in 2004 and sent to Libya to be interrogated by the regime of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Britain acknowledged Thursday that its intelligence agents played a role in the kidnapping and torture of an opponent of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, a rare admission of wrongdoing by British spies. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
May 10, 2018 - 12:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain acknowledged Thursday that its intelligence agents played a role in the kidnapping and torture of an opponent of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and the man's wife — a rare admission of wrongdoing by British spies. Attorney General Jeremy Wright told lawmakers that...
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May 07, 2018 - 3:06 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — More than 1,000 people held captive in northeastern Nigeria by the jihadi group Boko Haram have been rescued, Nigeria's military said Monday. The hostages, which consisted mainly of women and children, were rescued from four villages in the Bama area of Borno State, military...
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May 07, 2018 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to President Barack Obama is teaming up with a non-profit that gives free counseling and legal and other advice to the families of captives. Hostage US announced Monday that Lisa Monaco has been elected to its board. The...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2013 file photo, members of the FBI evidence response team carry out the front screen door from the Cleveland home of Ariel Castro, where three women escaped after 10 years of captivity. Residents on the street where three women were held captive say they're tired of being eyed by spectators who still visit the site five years after Ariel Castro's house of horrors was demolished. It has been reported that cars and buses continue to crawl past the lot where Castro's home once stood. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
May 05, 2018 - 12:03 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Residents on the Cleveland street where three women were secretly held captive in Ariel Castro's house of horrors for about a decade say they're tired of being eyed by spectators who still visit the site five years after the home was demolished. Cars and sometimes even buses...
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May 04, 2018 - 8:54 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Four men are charged with murder and kidnapping in a slaying that police in Alabama say is linked to the killing of a former Green Bay Packers player. Former Packers defensive lineman Carlos Gray was shot to death Monday in a killing sheriff's officials believe was linked to...
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This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Major Crimes Bureau, shows two images of Stephen Houk. The paroled sex offender driving a motor home was able to give police the slip after a 3.5-hour chase through California by turning into an almond orchard and disappearing into a cloud of dust kicked up by his vehicle. Houk remained missing Wednesday, May 2, 2018, and should be considered armed and dangerous, the sheriff's department said. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Major Crimes Bureau via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 10:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A paroled sex offender was captured two days after he led police on an hours-long chase through Southern California in a motor home with his two young children inside before eluding authorities in a cloud of dust, sheriff's officials said Thursday. Stephen Houk, 46, was arrested...
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Fred Warmbier, right, listens as his wife Cindy Warmbier, speaks of their son Otto Warmbier, an American who died last year, days after his release from captivity in North Korea speaks during a meeting Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 03, 2018 - 9:57 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Her voice cracking with emotion, the mother of college student Otto Warmbier who was sent home from North Korea in a coma and died soon after said Thursday her family will keep speaking out about the country's human rights violations to "rub their noses" in what they did and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018 file photo, Donald Smith walks into the courtroom after it was announced that the jury had reached a verdict in Jacksonville, Fla. On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Smith has been sentenced to death after a jury convicted him of abducting, raping and murdering 8-year-old Cherish Periwinkle in 2013. Smith abducted the girl from a Walmart store in Jacksonville after he befriended her mother. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)
May 02, 2018 - 4:10 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of abducting, raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl in Florida he lured away from his mother with promises to buy her impoverished family food and clothing was sentenced to death Wednesday. A judge issued the death sentence against 62-year-old Donald...
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May 01, 2018 - 6:05 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Federal authorities say dozens of people associated with white-supremacist gangs in Texas have been indicted on drug trafficking charges, including four accused in a kidnapping in which a hatchet was used to chop off a victim's finger. Authorities said Monday that 57 people are...
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This image provided by Hachette Books shows the cover of Michelle Knight's book Life After Darkness. Five years after being rescued from a decade-long captivity in chains inside a heavily fortified Cleveland house, kidnapping survivor Knight published her second book, focusing on her recovery and life afterward, including her marriage. (Deborah Feingold Photography/Hachette Books via AP)
May 01, 2018 - 12:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman who escaped years of physical and sexual abuse endured during a decadelong captivity in a Cleveland house has written a new book about recovering from her ordeal. Michelle Knight was one of three women abducted by captor Ariel Castro beginning in 2002. Unlike fellow...
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