Kidnapping

In this Aug.19, 2016, photo, Kim Jong-pil, the founder of South Korea's spy agency who also served twice as prime minister, first under his dictator boss and later under a man his agency kidnapped, talks with South Korean lawmakers at his house in Seoul, South Korea. Kim has died on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the age of 92. (Newsis via AP, File)
June 23, 2018 - 6:35 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong-pil, the founder of South Korea's spy agency whose political skills helped him also serve twice as prime minister, first under his dictator boss and later under a man his agency kidnapped, has died. He was 92. Kim was declared dead on arrival at Seoul's...
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Romulo Gonzalez Rodriguez and his 3-year-old daughter Genesis hug during a interview Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Provo, Utah. Gonzalez Rodriguez spoke about the anguish of being separated from his 3-year-old daughter, Genesis Gonzalez Lopez, for seven days in November after arriving to the U.S. port of entry in San Diego. Gonzalez Rodriguez said he fled his hometown of Champerico, Guatemala to seek asylum in the United States after he was kidnapped and extorted by captors who cut his eye out and nearly killed him. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 20, 2018 - 3:10 pm
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Three-year-old Genesis Gonzalez Lopez giggled excitedly as she played with her father at a sunny Utah park, zipping down a slide again and again into his arms. The scene this week in Provo, south of Salt Lake City, was a far cry from what the pair experienced on Thanksgiving,...
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June 14, 2018 - 8:56 pm
ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested on charges of rape and other sex crimes on the day he was to appear in court on an unrelated burglary charge. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports sheriff's deputies arrested Winslow on Thursday at his home in the San...
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In this Monday, June 11, 2018 photo, Gopal Chandra Das, left and Radhika Das, parents of Nilotpal Das, who was killed in a mob attack hold his photograph during a ritual at his residence in Gauhati, India. Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers, and spread on social media, Indian mobs have killed well over a dozen people in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
June 14, 2018 - 5:32 am
GAUHATI, India (AP) — The rumors circulated through the hills of northeastern India on Facebook and Whatsapp. There were photos of dismembered corpses in some messages, and of an injured child lying in the street. The messages said hundreds of people, sometimes disguised as beggars, were stalking...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. President Donald Trump had previously condemned the cruelty of North Korea’s government, but after his historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump seemed to play down the severity of human rights violations in North Korea. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)
June 13, 2018 - 5:26 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It was just months ago when President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to condemn the cruelty of North Korea's government. But after his historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom he described as "very smart" and having a "...
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In this UGC image made from a mobile phone, police in riot gear surrounded the entrance of a building in central Paris where a man is believed to be holding two people hostage, in Paris, Tuesday June 12, 2018. There was no indication of a terrorist motive, a police official said Tuesday. (AP Photo)
June 12, 2018 - 4:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — A four-hour hostage standoff in central Paris ended with police moving in, arresting the armed suspect and freeing the people held in a ground-floor office, France's interior minister announced late Tuesday. "All the hostages are safe and sound," Gerard Collomb said in a brief...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2017, file photo, kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart speaks to reporters during a tour of the state crime lab in Taylorsville, Utah. Wanda Barzee, a woman accused of helping a former street preacher kidnap then-Utah teenager Smart from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 refused to attend a hearing before the state parole board that could have helped her get out of prison earlier. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
June 12, 2018 - 2:04 pm
DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap then-Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 refused to attend a hearing Tuesday before the state parole board that could have helped her get out of prison earlier. Wanda Barzee, 72, also...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, Lukasz Herba sits at a Milan court, Italy. Italian prosecutors on Monday, June 11, 2018 demanded 16 years and eight months in jail for Herba, charged with drugging and kidnapping a British model for ransom in a sensational case that raised the specter of auctions of young women on encrypted websites. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)
June 11, 2018 - 1:23 pm
MILAN (AP) — An Italian court convicted a Polish man Monday of kidnapping a 20-year-old British model for ransom, rejecting the defendant's claim that the abduction was staged to boost the victim's career. The court sentenced Lukasz Herba to 16 years and nine months in prison — a month longer than...
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June 08, 2018 - 11:41 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A woman who kidnapped a newborn from a Florida hospital two decades ago and raised the child as her own was sentenced Friday to 18 years for kidnapping. She will also serve five years concurrently on a charge of custody interference. Gloria Williams was sentenced for the...
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This undated image provided by the Virginia State Police shows Emma Grace Kennedy, who police say was abducted Sunday, June 3, 2018, by a registered sex offender at a gas station in Virginia. (Virginia State Police via AP)
June 04, 2018 - 2:00 pm
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia and North Carolina are searching for a convicted sex offender who kidnapped a 7-month-old girl from her mother at knifepoint, police said Monday. Danville, Virginia, police said Emma Grace Kennedy was taken by her father, 51-year-old Carl Ray Kennedy, at...
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