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Police: 4 boys charged with kidnapping, raping girl

Jan. 18, 2019 6:31 PM EST

BEAR, Del. (AP) — Four boys ranging in age from 12 to 14 have been charged with kidnapping and raping a girl in Delaware last month. New Castle County Police said in a release that officers called to a community in Bear on Dec. 11 learned the boys forced the girl into a home and raped her. They say two...

Couple guilty in starvation death will spend lives in prison

Jan. 18, 2019 4:59 PM EST

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa couple convicted in the starvation death of their 16-year-old adopted daughter will likely spend the rest of their lives in prison. A judge Friday sentenced 41-year-old Misty Jo Bousman Ray to a life sentence without the possibility of parole and her husband, 43-year-old Marc Ray,...

Man on Massachusetts most wanted list caught in Miami

Jan. 18, 2019 2:37 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A man on the Massachusetts State Police's most wanted list for allegedly assaulting and kidnapping a woman in March has been captured. State police say 50-year-old Kevin Hamel was caught Friday morning in Miami by the U.S. Marshals after State Trooper Thiago Miranda determined his...

DPS: Idaho man arrested in Arizona; 3 abducted kids unharmed

Jan. 17, 2019 5:22 PM EST

WIKIEUP, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an Idaho man has been arrested in northwestern Arizona for allegedly trying to take his three young children away from their mother and drive them to Mexico. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say 25-year-old Jose A. Hernandez Jr. of Nampa is being held on a...

On day Jayme escaped, suspect sought job _ with dodgy resume

Jan. 17, 2019 3:52 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin man suspected of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents apparently applied for a job online the day that Jayme escaped, calling himself an "honest guy" even though his resume contains inaccuracies about his work experience. Jake Patterson is charged in...

Burkina Faso: Body of Canadian found days after abduction

Jan. 17, 2019 10:29 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Canadian national has been found dead a day after reports of his kidnapping by suspected jihadists in Burkina Faso's volatile north near the Niger border, the West African nation's security ministry said Thursday. The ministry said Kirk Woodman's body was found 100...

Militants kidnap Christian man in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Jan. 17, 2019 10:00 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Islamic militants on Thursday kidnapped a Christian man traveling in a communal taxi in the turbulent north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula, according to security officials, an incident that raises the specter of renewed attacks on minority Christians in the region after a two-year lull. The...

Teen found safe after standoff; ex-boyfriend charged

Jan. 17, 2019 7:09 AM EST

McKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area teen has been found safe and her ex-boyfriend has been charged with kidnapping after a two-hour standoff. State police had issued an Amber Alert for 16-year-old Marjani Aquil after she hadn't been seen since 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in Penn Hills. She was found inside a...

Tempe lawyer accused in 2013 shooting changes plea to guilty

Jan. 17, 2019 12:32 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Tempe attorney accused of shooting and wounding his girlfriend's former boyfriend in 2013 has changed his plea to guilty in the case. Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Joseph Palmisano pleaded guilty Wednesday to assault and kidnapping. He's scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 22....

Kidnap suspect's lawyers: Confession problematic for defense

Jan. 16, 2019 4:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents acknowledged Wednesday that they're starting the case at a disadvantage after their client gave detectives a detailed confession and said they're not sure he can get a fair trial in the...