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Indonesia says 5 citizens kidnapped by Philippine militants

Jan. 21, 2020 12:30 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities said Tuesday that five of the country's citizens have been kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines. The five being held hostage were among eight Indonesians on a Malaysian fishing boat that was fishing in Malaysian waters before it was...

League's leader Matteo Salvini gestures during a campaign rally in view of the upcoming local elections in the Emilia Romagna region, in Maranello, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Stefano Cavicchi/LaPresse via AP)

Italy's Salvini asks for trial, his party's lawmakers oblige

Jan. 20, 2020 3:03 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy's right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini dared lawmakers to lift his Senate immunity Monday so he could be tried for allegedly keeping migrants hostage for days aboard a coast guard rescue ship, and they did. But the only Senate immunity commission members who ended up voting in...

This photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office shows Cedric Berry. Berry was one of two men accused of kidnapping and killing 28-year-old Monique Baugh from Maple Grove, a northwestern Minneapolis suburb, in a rental truck. Berry, 41, was charged earlier this month with second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and kidnapping. ( Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Woman accused of luring slain real estate agent to her death

Jan. 17, 2020 6:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who had worked as a probation officer is accused of luring a real estate agent to a Minnesota house before the agent was kidnapped and killed on New Year's Eve, prosecutors alleged Friday. Elsa Segura, 28, of Fridley, was charged Friday in Hennepin County court with one count of...

Miguel Rodriguez, who is being charged with abducting an 11-year-old girl, is arraigned in Springfield District Court Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Springfield, Mass. (Leon Nguyen/The Republican via AP, Pool)

Couple: Instinct kicked in when they spotted wanted car

Jan. 17, 2020 11:23 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A couple said Friday that their fight-or-flight instinct kicked in when they spotted a car wanted in the abduction of a girl after she got off a school bus in Massachusetts. Appearing on ABC's “Good Morning America,” spouses Benny Correa and Amanda Disley described...

Sheriff: Man shot postal worker in rural Mississippi

Jan. 17, 2020 8:25 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A postal worker in rural Mississippi was shot while delivering mail and the suspect was then shot by law enforcement, Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail told news outlets. The postal worker was taken Thursday to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson where she was in...

Trial date set for woman in false abduction case

Jan. 16, 2020 11:07 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a West Virginia woman charged with making up a story about an Egyptian man trying to kidnap her child in a shopping mall. Santana Renee Adams’ trial on a charge of falsely reporting an emergency incident is set for April 6, according to a...

Police suspect serial killer strangled Illinois teen in 1976

Jan. 13, 2020 6:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A suspected serial killer strangled a suburban Chicago teenage girl in 1976 and likely killed another woman just days before she was to testify in court that he raped her, police said Monday. Lisle Police Detective Chris Loudon, who investigated the January 1976 slaying of 16-year-old Pamela...

A member of Kenya's security forces walks past a damaged police post after an attack by al-Shabab extremists in the settlement of Kamuthe in Garissa county, Kenya Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. The militants from neighboring Somalia attacked the settlement killing three teachers, setting fire to a police post, and destroying a telecommunications mast, police said in a report seen by The Associated Press. (AP Photo)

Al-Shabab extremists kill 3 teachers in Kenya, abduct 1

Jan. 13, 2020 8:10 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists killed three people in an assault early Monday in eastern Kenya, its fifth attack in thirteen days, police said. The militants from neighboring Somalia attacked Kamuthe town in Garissa county at 2 a.m., setting fire to a police post and destroying a...

Man accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend could get life term

Jan. 10, 2020 9:29 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a man with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in North Carolina while out on bond on an assault charge. Luis Analberto Pineda-Anchecta, 37, is expected in court Friday, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District...

Fotis Dulos, third from left, the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, a missing mother of five, is arraigned on murder and kidnapping charges in Stamford Superior Court Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Stamford, Conn. Dulos had been previously charged with evidence tampering in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos. (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Estranged husband posts $6 million bail in missing mom case

Jan. 9, 2020 1:09 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five who is presumed dead posted $6 million bail Thursday on charges he murdered her. Fotis Dulos did not speak to reporters as he left court in Stamford, Connecticut. He got into into an SUV to return to his Farmington house,...