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Malaysia expels Frenchman accused of inspiring kidnapping

Jun. 13, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman accused of inspiring the kidnapping in eastern France of a girl whose mother had lost custody was expelled by Malaysia on Sunday. France had issued an Interpol arrest notice for Remy Daillet-Wiedemann, who was detained on immigration charges by...

California pair charged in 1997 kidnapping of teenage girl

Jun. 11, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California couple facing forced labor charges for allegedly forcing three Guatemalan immigrants to work long hours at their businesses for minimal pay have been charged in the 1997 kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl from Las Vegas. A...

France kills jihadist suspected in journalists' killing

Jun. 11, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French military offensive in Mali has killed a jihadist leader linked to al-Qaida who is believed to have helped orchestrate the kidnapping and killing of two French journalists in 2013, France’s defense minister said Friday. Three other extremists were...

1 student fatally shot in new abduction in Nigeria's north

Jun. 11, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A student has been fatally shot at a school in northern Nigeria as gunmen abducted eight students and two lecturers in yet another violent attack on an educational institution in the country, authorities said Friday. Kaduna State Commissioner for...

3 convicted in federal court of Tennessee bank robberies

Jun. 11, 2021 04:41 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three people face prison sentences after they were convicted in Tennessee federal court of using tracking devices and zip ties to abduct bank employees and steal more than $600,000. Antonio Johnson 44, Travis Jackson 37, and Shalundra Johnson, 39,...

Man accused of kidnapping Dallas boy faces murder charge

Jun. 10, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man now faces a capital murder charge in the death of a 4-year-old boy who was found dead in a Dallas street last month. Dallas police said late Wednesday that Darriynn Brown, 18, will face the new charge for the death of Cash Gernon. Brown already...

LA shooting suspect arrested, kidnap victim found safe

Jun. 09, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man suspected of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend after a fight and killing a man who tried to intervene was arrested and the woman was found safe, authorities said Wednesday. Shane Rayment was taken into custody during a traffic...

Hearing set on plea deal in prison administrator's killing

Jun. 09, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A hearing has been set to discuss a plea deal for a Tennessee prison inmate charged with killing a corrections administrator during a 2019 escape attempt, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Lauderdale County District Attorney Mark Davidson told The...

California men charged in immigrant kidnap-ransom scheme

Jun. 08, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Southern California men have been charged in connection with a ring that kidnapped and held for ransom at least six people who were trying to cross into the United States illegally, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Edgar Lemus, 23, of Vernon;...

Egyptian officials say IS militants abduct 5 people in Sinai

Jun. 08, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — At least five Egyptians were abducted by Islamic State militants on Tuesday in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, security officials said. The five were driving to their workplace in the small town of Bir al-Abed when the militants...