Kidnapping

July 27, 2018 - 9:13 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The last of four defendants in Chicago to plead guilty in the beating of a mentally disabled teenager that was livestreamed on Facebook has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Twenty-year-old Tesfaye Cooper pleaded guilty this month to committing a hate crime and aggravated...
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Gene Evin Atkins appears in court for the first time in Los Angeles Superior court in Los Angeles Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Police say Atkins shot his grandmother seven times, kidnapped his 17-year-old girlfriend and shot at officers as they chased his car and then as he ran into the Trader Joe's in the city's Silver Lake section on Saturday afternoon. Police Chief Michel Moore said a store worker, Melyda Corado, was killed by a police officer's bullet as Atkins exchanged gunfire with officers as he ran into the store. Prosecutors say Atkins is being charged with murder under a legal rule that his actions set into motion a series of events leading to Corado being killed. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 24, 2018 - 6:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A supermarket worker was killed by a bullet fired by Los Angeles police — not the gunman they were trying to stop — the city's police chief acknowledged Tuesday, defending the decision to use deadly force as an attempt to stop what officers feared could become a mass shooting...
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July 23, 2018 - 9:11 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's army says eight people have been killed and 41 others arrested in a raid in Brital, in eastern Lebanon, to arrest a well-known drug dealer. The army said Ali Zeid Ismael was wanted on dozens of arrest warrants including drug running, kidnapping, and murder. An army officer...
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July 22, 2018 - 12:27 pm
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is reportedly in the hospital after being pistol whipped, kidnapped and robbed in Brooklyn Sunday.
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In this June 20, 2018 photo, Michael Scott Moore, author of "The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast," poses for a portrait at Los Angeles Public Library in Los Angeles. Six and a half years after his abduction and nearly four years after his release following payment of a $1.6 million ransom, Moore has completed a page-turning thriller of a book describing the time he spent in gruesome captivity. The book will be released on July 24. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
July 22, 2018 - 11:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Author Michael Scott Moore embarks on a tour this week to promote his latest book, "The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Coast." It tells how he was taken captive in 2012 while researching a book on modern-day piracy. Moore spent 2½ years imprisoned by Somali...
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July 14, 2018 - 12:09 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Unidentified assailants abducted workers at a facility belonging to Libya's largest oil field, hampering daily production there, Libya's national oil company said Saturday. The assailants kidnapped four staff members working at Station 186 of the Sharara field, the National...
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Rodrigo Londono, left, a former leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces os Colombia, FARC, arrives with his partner his Johana Castro, for a hearing of the peace tribunal in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, July 13, 2018. FARC leaders are being summoned to the newly created special peace tribunal for the first time to respond to war crimes committed during the country's bloody five-decade conflict. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
July 13, 2018 - 9:22 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dressed in blazers and collared shirts, leaders of Colombia's once largest guerrilla army made their first appearance at a new special peace tribunal Friday to respond to allegations of war crimes during five decades of bloody conflict. "I'm here at your disposition," said...
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This photo taken on Sunday, July 1, 2018 and provided on Monday, July 2, 2018 by the AP on the condition that its source not be revealed shows an helicopter abandoned by notorious French criminal Redoine Faid after his escape from a prison, in Gonesse, north of Paris, France. Faid serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after a helicopter carrying several heavily armed commandos landed in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away. (AP Photo)
July 04, 2018 - 4:40 am
PARIS (AP) — The helicopter pilot who was taken hostage in the escape of one of France's most notorious criminals said the convict's accomplices beat and threatened him during his kidnapping. Stephane Buy told RTL radio on Wednesday that two men at a flying club near Paris on Sunday "forced me (to...
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FILE - This 2016 photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Wanda Barzee. Barzee, a woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap then-Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 has been denied early parole, which was expected after she refused to attend a hearing last month before the state parole board that could have helped her get out of prison before her January 2024 scheduled release. (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 03, 2018 - 4:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap then-Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 has been denied early parole. The decision announced Monday night by the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole was expected after Wanda Barzee, 72,...
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FILE - In this file photo from June 26, 2018, Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel controls the ball during the Group D match between Argentina and Nigeria, at the World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)
July 03, 2018 - 10:35 am
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel says he was told four hours before his country's crucial World Cup game against Argentina that his father had been kidnapped back home and would be shot if the player reported it to authorities. Mikel said in a statement on Tuesday from...
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