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UK police arrest 8 in trafficking probe with ties to Romania

Oct. 17, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London police have arrested eight people suspected of being part of an international human trafficking gang with ties to Romania. Police said Wednesday the five men and three women were arrested in east London Tuesday by the Modern Slavery and Kidnap Unit. They are being questioned. Police...

Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman

Oct. 16, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Uber driver in New York City kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her in the back seat and then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut, federal authorities said Tuesday. Harbir Parmar, 24, of Queens, was charged in U.S. District Court with kidnapping. "The...

IS-linked extremists kill abducted health worker in Nigeria

Oct. 16, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic State-linked extremists in Nigeria have killed another abducted health worker despite an urgent plea from the International Committee of the Red Cross to spare her life, the global aid organization confirmed on Tuesday. "It's utterly devastating that we have to write that...

Militants seize 14 Iranian security forces near Pakistan

Oct. 16, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Militants in Iran abducted 14 members of a border security force near the Pakistan border on Tuesday in the latest blow to the powerful Revolutionary Guard. Media reports quoted an unnamed but informed source as saying two of those abducted are members of the Guard's intelligence...

Sentencing set for man convicted in death of pregnant woman

Oct. 16, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Sentencing has been set for a man convicted in the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb. William Hoehn (hayn) pleaded guilty last month to conspiring to commit kidnapping and lying to police in the August 2017 death of Savanna Greywind, of Fargo. A jury then...

Man accused of trying to kidnap girl at Orlando airport

Oct. 16, 2018 8:15 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 49-year-old man is accused of trying to kidnap an 8-year-old girl at Orlando International Airport. Witnesses told police that on Saturday night Alfredo Sanchez grabbed the child as she was standing with her parents near the east checkpoint of terminal B. An arrest...

Nigeria: IS-linked extremists kill abducted health worker

Oct. 15, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic State-linked extremists in Nigeria have killed another abducted health worker despite an urgent plea from the International Committee of the Red Cross to spare her life, Nigeria's government said late Monday. The government identified her as Hauwa Mohammed Liman, who had been...

Missouri woman pleads guilty to manslaughter for 2017 crash

Oct. 15, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child in a 2017 car crash that killed her daughter. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Demetres Washington was sentenced to seven years in prison. Washington was originally charged...

Syria reopens vital crossing with Jordan, UN post with Golan

Oct. 15, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

QUNEITRA, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad's government received a major boost Monday as Syria's commercial gateway with Jordan and a crossing with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights manned by U.N peacekeepers were reopened years after the war disrupted their operations. The simultaneous reopening of...

Minnesota man charged with rape of 12-year-old girl

Oct. 15, 2018 9:00 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Minnesota man has been charged with raping a 12-year-old Kansas girl who was the focus of an Amber Alert. The Kansas City Star reports that 23-year-old Dechon Michael White, of South St. Paul, Minnesota, was booked Friday into the Johnson County, Kansas, jail, where his bond is set at...