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Greek police say 9 men being held for ransom have been freed

Oct. 28, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities said Thursday that they have rescued nine men from Pakistan who were being held for ransom in the northern city of Thessaloniki and arrested another three — also Pakistanis — as their suspected kidnappers. Police said...

Prayer for kidnappers deeply rooted in mission group's faith

Oct. 28, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

When Amish gather for worship each week, they regularly sing the solemn, German-dialect hymns that their spiritual forebears composed nearly five centuries ago in a condition akin to that of 17 missionaries recently kidnapped in Haiti — captivity. Those hymns emerged...

Prayer for kidnappers deeply rooted in mission group's faith

Oct. 28, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

When Amish gather for worship each week, they regularly sing the solemn, German-dialect hymns that their spiritual forebears composed nearly five centuries ago in a condition akin to that of 17 missionaries recently kidnapped in Haiti — captivity. Those hymns emerged...

Over 100 arrested in Florida human trafficking investigation

Oct. 28, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — More than 100 people have been arrested in a Florida human trafficking investigation that focused on victims who might be forced into prostitution, a sheriff said Thursday. The arrests were the culmination of a six-day undercover operation that...

Eight charged after North Carolina couple kidnapped

Oct. 28, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Eight people face charges after a North Carolina couple was kidnapped and assaulted, a sheriff's office said. The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that deputies responded to a call from a local hospital after a 24-year-old man...

Iraqi officials: 11 killed in IS attack northeast of Baghdad

Oct. 26, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

Baghdad (AP) — Gunmen from the Islamic State extremist group attacked a village northeast of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 11 civilians and wounding six others, Iraqi security officials said. The officials said the attack occurred in the predominantly Shiite...

KBI: Man kills self after kidnapping, standoff in Glen Elder

Oct. 26, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

GLEN ELDER, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in a kidnapping died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a long standoff during the weekend, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday. On Saturday, a 78-year-old man reported to Mitchell County sheriff's deputies that he...

Group defends work in Haiti of 17 abducted missionaries

Oct. 26, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A religious organization whose 17 missionaries were kidnapped in Haiti almost a week ago defended its work in dangerous places on Tuesday. The statement from Christian Aid Ministries comes as U.S. and Haitian authorities keep working to...

Man accused of fatal shooting, kidnapping in Jerauld County

Oct. 26, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Bond of $1 million cash has been set for a man accused in a fatal shooting and hostage situation in Jerauld County. According to the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, law enforcement officers responded to a Wessington...

Michigan vigil prays for missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Oct. 24, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

HART, Mich. (AP) — More than 100 people gathered Sunday in a small Michigan town to pray for the safe release of a local family among 17 members of a missionary group kidnapped by a gang in Haiti more than a week ago. The vigil in the western Michigan community of Hart...