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FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, in Colorado, shows Cynthia Abcug. Abcug, accused of plotting with supporters of QAnon to have her son kidnapped from foster care, pleaded not guilty to second-degree kidnapping on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.  (Douglas County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Woman accused in QAnon kidnapping plot pleads not guilty

Sep. 25, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado woman accused of plotting with supporters of QAnon to have her son kidnapped from foster care pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit second-degree kidnapping on Friday. Cynthia Abcug's lawyer, Ara Ohanian, entered the plea during an online court hearing. Abcug, who has been...

Police: Man killed wife's lover, ordered her to behead him

Sep. 25, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who discovered his wife was having an affair kidnapped and killed the other man and forced his wife to decapitate him, according to police who charged the husband with capital murder and the wife with falsifying evidence. In what one prosecutor called an...

Police investigating 2 kidnapping attempts in Hutchinson

Sep. 25, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating two separate reports of attempted child abductions in Hutchinson in recent days. “The Hutchinson Police Department is committed to the safety and well-being of our citizens and would like to inform the public of recent reports taken by...

9 indicted in connection with southwestern Missouri killing

Sep. 25, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. (AP) — Nine people have been indicted by a grand jury in connection with the kidnapping and shooting death of a southwestern Missouri woman in August. KYTV-TV reports that 28-year-old Sarah Pasco of Aurora was kidnapped and fatally shot Aug. 16. Her body was found in a well in the town of...

2 men charged in migrant smuggling, ransom scheme

Sep. 25, 2020 5:16 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two men face federal charges in South Florida for their part in a migrant smuggling operation that involved kidnapping and torturing Cubans and extorting money from victims’ family members, authorities said. Reynaldo Marquez Crespo, 41, and Jancer Sergio Ramos Valdes, 33, made their...

Students, joined by relatives of the 43 missing students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa, stand outside the Supreme Court during a protest to mark the upcoming sixth anniversary of the students’ disappearance, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Family members continue to call for justice six years after the Ayotzinapa students were allegedly taken from buses by local police and turned over to a drug gang. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Parents of missing Mexico students want answers 6 years on

Sep. 24, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Families of 43 students who were kidnapped in southern Mexico on Sept. 26, 2014 are still demanding answers about their sons' whereabouts as the sixth anniversary of the crime approaches. Relatives gathered Thursday outside Mexico's Supreme Court, holding photos of their missing sons and...

Suspected extremists abduct 3 non-Muslims in Kenya's north

Sep. 24, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials in Kenya say three non-Muslim bus passengers were abducted by suspected Islamic extremists in Kenya's northern Mandera county that borders Somalia. Armed gunmen, believed to be Somalia's al-Shabab rebels, stopped a bus about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Lafey town and...

Court upholds death sentence for man who killed girlfriend

Sep. 24, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence for an Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky in 2014 and killing her along an Ohio highway. Death row inmate Terry Froman was sentenced to death in 2017 by a Warren County jury for...

Arkansas man charged with killing Tennessee car seller

Sep. 24, 2020 5:25 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been charged with killing a Tennessee man who was selling a car, then stealing the vehicle. Edmond Knowles, 21, has been indicted on charges including first-degree murder, robbery and kidnapping in the February death of 20-year-old Arnold Javier Reyes, the Shelby...

Female inmate at Arizona prison dies in an apparent suicide

Sep. 23, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A female inmate at the state prison in Goodyear has died in an apparent suicide, Arizona Department of Corrections officials said Wednesday. Officials said 47-year-old Tracie Otero died from an apparent act of self-harm by hanging. Staff at the Perryville prison discovered her...