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3 Italians, 1 Togolese abducted in southern Mali, says mayor

May. 20, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Armed men abducted an Italian family and their Togolese domestic worker in southern Mali, an official said Friday, the latest attack to target Westerners in the volatile West African country. Chaka Coulibaly, mayor of the small town of Sincina, told The...

Relics and militants: Vatican fraud trial sprawls the globe

May. 19, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s financial trial took a series of surreal turns Thursday when a former suspect-turned-star witness was thrown out of the tribunal and a defendant asserted in court documents that she escorted two emissaries of Russian President Vladimir Putin into the Holy See...

Officials: Georgia execution won't be carried out Tuesday

May. 17, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who killed an 8-year-old girl and raped her 10-year-old friend 46 years ago will not be executed as scheduled Tuesday night, state officials said as a temporary stay put in place by a judge remained in effect. A judge on Monday issued the order...

Missouri man accused of holding, torturing woman for 2 days

May. 17, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

LATHROP, Mo. (AP) — A man who was recently released from prison has been charged with kidnapping and other felonies after authorities said he threatened to kill and severely beat a woman he met on a dating site, keeping her imprisoned for two days at his father’s home in northwestern Missouri. ...

NY teen found dead after 13 years; SC sex offender charged

May. 16, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old girl from New York who disappeared while visiting South Carolina's Myrtle Beach on spring break 13 years ago has been found and a sex offender has been charged with murder, kidnapping and rape, authorities said Monday. Brittanee...

Lawyer says Georgia man set for execution should be spared

May. 13, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The life of a Georgia man set to be executed Tuesday for killing an 8-year-old girl should be spared, his lawyer argues, explaining that her client has significant cognitive impairments that likely contributed to his crimes and has suffered horrific abuse in prison. ...

DA: Suspects tried to kidnap baby 3 times before succeeding

May. 12, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man and the woman charged with kidnapping a 3-month-old baby last month from his Northern California home while his grandmother unloaded groceries tried at least three times to take the child before succeeding, authorities said Thursday. Yesenia Ramirez,...

Haitian gang leader charged in kidnapping of US missionaries

May. 10, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors in the U.S. have charged the leader of a notoriously violent Haitian gang in connection with the kidnapping of 16 Americans last year, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Germine Joly, 29, who is also known as “Yonyon,” is accused of...

Trial set for man held in Vegas boy's body in freezer case

May. 10, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Dec. 5 trial date has been set for a Las Vegas man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son and hiding the body in a freezer where police found it in February after the boy’s sister gave notes to her teacher saying her mother was being held captive at the man’s...

Next hearing July 5 for man accused of killing Fernley teen

May. 10, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping and killing an 18-year-old Fernley woman in March isn't scheduled to appear in court again until July after a judge granted the prosecutor's request for a delay. Troy Driver, 41, made a brief virtual appearance from jail Tuesday at a...