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  • Prostitute tortured, held captive in motels for a week, police say; 3 arrested

    A group of kidnappers tortured a prostitute in Costa Mesa and Westminster motel rooms for about a week before officers were able to free her, authorities said Tuesday. Police said they found the 26-year-old woman bruised and burned Monday evening in a...
  • Police: Attempted kidnapping of boy in Azusa never happened

    A dramatic account of a kidnapping attempt involving an 11-year-old boy who supposedly fought off his assailant in Azusa earlier this week was not true, police said Wednesday. In a short statement, Azusa police said they were “confident no...
  • Fall movie season is here

    As far as Hollywood is concerned, summer is in the rearview mirror. Fall movie season arrived Tuesday and will stretch into November when it gives way to holiday films including "Into the Woods" from director Rob Marshall. As always, dates are subject to...
  • Israel says close to cracking Hamas cell behind teens' slaying

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has arrested eight Palestinians who had supporting roles in the abduction and killing of three Jewish teenagers in June but the two kidnappers themselves remain at large, Israeli officials said on Thursday. They said...
  • Estonia says officer abducted on border; Russia says it detained spy

    TALLINN/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Estonia said one of its security officers had been abducted on the border and taken into Russia on Friday as he tried to stop illegal activity on the border, but Russia said he had been detained on its territory as a suspected...
  • Four arrested in kidnapping of 16-year-old Arizona boy

    (Reuters) - Police in Arizona have arrested four men suspected of kidnapping a 16-year-old Tucson boy, beating him, and demanding his family pay a ransom for his safe return, authorities said on Friday. Police said relatives received a call demanding a...
  • Tougher rules ahead on domestic abuse

     Tougher rules ahead on domestic abuse
    People accused of violent domestic abuse crimes may soon be forced to pay for their own electronic monitoring as a condition of bail, regardless of whether an order of protection is already in place, under a newly amended state law. The law signed...
  • Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

    DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes in Iraq....
  • Indiana couple charged with holding woman captive for two months

    (Reuters) - A southwest Indiana couple accused of holding a mother of two captive in a wooden cage for two months and binding her to a bed with bungee cords was charged on Monday with rape and kidnapping, prosecutors said. The 30-year-old woman was...
  • Despite dangers, U.S. journalist Sotloff was determined to record Arab Spring's human toll

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even for a freelance journalist covering the tumult in the Arab world, Steven Sotloff's travels seemed nonstop. In October 2012, the American reporter was in Benghazi, Libya, covering the aftermath of the deadly raid on the U.S....
  • Parents: Woman charged with kidnapping at O'Hare is mentally ill, 'not a criminal'

    Parents: Woman charged with kidnapping at O'Hare is mentally ill, 'not a criminal'
    For a week, John and Bridget Etoh searched for their missing daughter. She hadn’t responded to several phone calls, and they feared she was off her medication and wandering the streets of Chicago. They finally found Olachi Etoh on Wednesday, her...