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2 Kansas City men sentenced to life for kidnapping, murder

Aug. 15, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Kansas City men were sentenced to multiple life prison terms for the murder of another man. Twenty-seven-year-old Raynal King and 23-year-old Howard Ross III were sentenced Wednesday for the September 2016 carjacking, kidnapping and death of Jaime Patton. Federal prosecutors say...

Man accused of kidnapping infant in Arkansas arrested

Aug. 15, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in Arkansas say they've apprehended a man who they say kidnapped his infant child and fled after attacking the baby's mother. The Washington County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter Wednesday that they had apprehended 38-year-old Danny Trent Barrows. Officials say...

New Amnesty International leader's 1st move targets Zimbabwe

Aug. 15, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Amnesty International's new leader said Wednesday his first act is writing to Zimbabwe's next president about the disappearance of activist Itai Dzamara: "Whoever leads the new government must move to undo the injustices of the past." Kumi Naidoo, a South African-born former...

ICE takes into custody defendant in New Mexico compound case

Aug. 15, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A judge's decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico prompted a political uproar Tuesday by prominent Republican lawmakers. The controversy was stoked even further when court officials condemned threats of...

The Latest: New Mexico defendant in immigration custody

Aug. 14, 2018 9:35 PM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A sheriff in New Mexico says a woman arrested in a raid on a compound and charged with child abuse has been turned over to federal immigration authorities. Taos County Sheriff...

Bond decrease denied for men accused of luring boy from home

Aug. 14, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has kept bond at $600,000 each for two Illinois men accused of luring a 14-year-old boy away from his home through a video game-centered chat program. News outlets report a judge denied the bond reduction requests Tuesday for 30-year-old Juan E. Andrade and...

SD man arrested after shooting at officer, taking hostages

Aug. 14, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man is under arrest after authorities say he shot at a police officer and briefly took hostages at gunpoint in Box Elder. Pennington County sheriff's authorities say Box Elder police responded Tuesday morning to a report of a man screaming. Police made contact with a...

Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping in son's torture case

Aug. 14, 2018 9:31 AM EDT

ACKLEY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty. Hardin County District Court records say 30-year-old Alex Shadlow on Monday entered a written plea to a kidnapping charge. A trial date...

Man charged with holding woman in South Carolina motel

Aug. 14, 2018 9:24 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after a woman told police he held her in a South Carolina motel room for about a month. News outlets reported that Spartanburg police were called to a motel Sunday night where the woman told officers she had been choked, hit,...

Convicted kidnapper who maintained innocence dies in prison

Aug. 14, 2018 9:15 AM EDT

COXSACKIE, N.Y. (AP) — New York state corrections officials say convicted kidnapper Gary Thibodeau, who fought for a new trial for nearly two decades, has died. Officials say the 64-year-old had been in hospice care for the past year at the Coxsackie (kuk-SAHK'-ee) Correctional Facility in the Hudson...