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In this undated and unknown location photo made available by Human Rights Watch, Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a prominent Thai pro-democracy activist displays a common Thai protest, three-finger hand sign. The human rights group says Wanchalearm, a self-exiled political activist, has been abducted in Cambodia, raising concern that a mysterious campaign targeting anti-government exiles for disappearance or death may have been revived. Human Rights Watch via AP)

Rights group says another Thai dissident abducted in SE Asia

Jun. 5, 2020 4:16 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai dissident has been abducted in Cambodia, a human rights group said Friday, raising concern that a mysterious campaign targeting exiles for disappearance or death may have been revived. Armed men snatched Wanchalearm Satsaksit off the street in front of his apartment in the Cambodian...

New details revealed in death of UFC fighter's stepdaughter

Jun. 4, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The family of the stepdaughter of a UFC fighter found dead last year was emotional as a police detective testified about how the Alabama college student was found. Auburn Police Detective Josh Mixon testified in a Lee County courtroom Wednesday that a witness said he was with Ibraheem...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 3, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ May 29 The Miami Herald on Patricia Ripley, a woman accused of pushing her autistic son into a lake and letting him drown, initially telling authorities two black men kidnapped her son The tragic story of a Miami-Dade mother who led her autistic son to a golf course...

In this photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections, Ihab Masalmani is pictured in a photo dated Feb. 18, 2018. The Michigan Supreme Court said that a life sentence will stand for a Masalmani, who was a teenager when he was involved in a notorious kidnapping and murder that began at a sandwich shop in suburban Detroit.(Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)

Life sentence stands in '09 sub shop kidnapping and slaying

May. 29, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A life sentence will stand for a man who was a teenager when he was involved in a notorious kidnapping and murder that began at a sandwich shop in suburban Detroit, the Michigan Supreme Court said Friday. The court heard arguments in March but decided to drop the appeal of Ihab Masalmani...

3rd defendant sentenced in Burlington beating death

May. 29, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A third defendant has been sentenced to prison in the kidnapping and beating death of a man at a Burlington apartment complex. Stanley Baldwin, 50, was sentenced this week in a written order to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to willful injury, the Hawk...

This image provided by the Roane County Jail shows Michael Anthony Gray Sr. Gray and his wife, Shirley Ann Gray, face charges after police found the skeletal remains of a girl buried in their yard. The Roane County, Tenn., couple, arrested on Monday, May 25, 2020, are charged with aggravated child abuse, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated child neglect and abuse of a corpse, authorities said.  (Roane County Jail via AP)

Warrant: Police find remains of second child in yard

May. 29, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The remains of a second child that belonged to a Tennessee couple facing abuse charges have been found buried in a yard, court records said. A search warrant affidavit says police recovered the remains of a boy from a Knox County property where Michael and Shirley Gray lived until...

Wichita man accused of kidnapping, raping runaway girl

May. 29, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan (AP) — A Wichita man has been charged with the kidnapping and rape of a runaway girl he lured into his car, police said. Gerardo Aguero-Hernandez, 26, was arrested Thursday on charges of rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery, television station KAKE reported. The victim was...

This photo provided by the Washington County, Maryland, Sheriff's Office, Thursday May 28, 2020, shows Peter Manfredonia. The college student wanted in connection with two killings and a kidnapping in Connecticut was taken into custody in Maryland after authorities tracked him to a truck stop, according to new details released by police on Thursday. (Washington County, Maryland, Sheriff's Office via AP)

Police: Man wanted in 2 slayings surrendered peacefully

May. 28, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A college student wanted in connection with two killings in Connecticut was taken into custody when he walked out of a wooded area in Maryland and surrendered peacefully to officers who had their guns drawn, ending six days on the run in several states and providing some relief to...

Running car with baby in child seat is driven off, recovered

May. 28, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While a mother briefly turned her back to the 1-year-old son she had just put in a child seat, someone hopped into the running car and took off with it Thursday, police in Philadelphia said. The car with the unharmed child was found a few blocks away about 40 minutes later. Police are...

Lawyer: Virus is halting progress in Boston kidnapping case

May. 27, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The case against a Rhode Island man accused of kidnapping and killing a Boston woman has been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to his defense. Louis Coleman's public defenders requested for the case to return in 45 days during a teleconference with a federal judge Tuesday. ...