Kidnapping

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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June 04, 2018 - 10:18 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A wildlife park in eastern Congo that is home to critically endangered mountain gorillas will remain closed to tourism following an attack in which two British tourists were abducted and later released. Virunga National Park, which halted tourism after the May 11 incident in...
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Investigators search a yard of a Page Boulevard home after three bodies were found in Springfield, Massachusetts on Friday, June 1, 2018. A prosecutor says the investigation into the discovery of three bodies at the Massachusetts home of a kidnapping suspect could take "days, if not longer." Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said Friday ground-penetrating radar had been brought in to help with the investigation but no additional human remains had been found. The man who lives at the Springfield home was arrested days ago after a car chase and was accused of holding a woman against her will. (Greg Saulmon/The Republican via AP)
June 01, 2018 - 5:36 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Investigators brought in ground-penetrating radar and shovels to search for evidence at a kidnapping suspect's home where three bodies had already been found. No additional human remains were discovered at the Springfield property on Friday, but the ongoing investigation...
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This undated combo of booking photos provided by the Redding Police Department shows Jonathan McConkey, left, general manager at IASCO Flight Training in Redding, Calif., and Kelsi Hoser, an assistant at IASCO Flight Training. McConkey and Hoser were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a student pilot and trying to send him back to his native China, authorities said. (Redding Police Department via AP)
May 28, 2018 - 4:12 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Two employees of a Northern California flight school were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a student pilot and trying to send him back to his native China, authorities said. Jonathan McConkey, general manager at IASCO Flight Training, and his assistant, Kelsi Hoser, were...
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