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  • Turbulent voyage: the Cuban baseball pipeline

    The clandestine journey from decaying ballparks to major league stadiums can be treacherous, degrading and expensive for Cuban baseball players who risk their lives on sea crossings only to be auctioned off by smugglers demanding an exorbitant cut of...
  • 2 sides at odds over plight of activist-kidnapping suspect in Mexico

    2 sides at odds over plight of activist-kidnapping suspect in Mexico
    Nestora Salgado, a Mexican American woman who returned home to the violent state of Guerrero to run an ad hoc community police force and whose clashes with local authorities landed her in prison, may soon be freed. Something of a cause celebre in...
  • Police: Suspect in foiled Utah kidnapping made odd comments

    Police: Suspect in foiled Utah kidnapping made odd comments
    A police officer testified Wednesday that a man accused of trying to kidnap a young Utah girl from her bedroom rambled on after his arrest about drug cartels, the FBI and voices coming from a radio. The testimony by Sandy Police Detective Robert Webb...
  • Facebook announces Amber Alert system, citing Balto. Co. case

    Facebook announces Amber Alert system, citing Balto. Co. case
    The high-profile disappearance last year of an 11-year-old Dundalk girl has inspired a new Facebook feature. The most widely used social networking site on Tuesday announced the launch of an Amber Alert system to distribute information about abducted...
  • Man foiled attempting to kidnap 3-year-old through bedroom window

    Man foiled attempting to kidnap 3-year-old through bedroom window
    Authorities believe the attempted kidnapping of a 3-year-old girl who was snatched from a bedroom window in Newhall on Thursday night was random. The girl’s family did not know the man, identified as Ethan Odom, 37, of Saugus, said Deputy Joshua...
  • Man charged with kidnapping 3-year-old girl from family's apartment

    Man charged with kidnapping 3-year-old girl from family's apartment
    A man suspected of snatching a 3-year-old girl through the window of her family’s Newhall apartment was charged Monday with burglary, kidnapping and attempted kidnapping, authorities said.  After taking the screen off the apartment window...
  • Two Allentown men plead guilty in Connecticut kidnapping, robbery

    Two Allentown men plead guilty in Connecticut kidnapping, robbery
    Two Allentown men and a Bronx, N.Y., man have pleaded guilty for their roles in an April 2013 home-invasion robbery and jewelry store heist that netted between $4 million and $5 million in Meriden, Conn. William Davis, 27, and Jeffrey Houston, 28, both...
  • Nazareth man faces trial for allegedly making fake child abduction call

    Nazareth man faces trial for allegedly making fake child abduction call
    A Nazareth man will face trial on charges he made up a story about a child abduction from a borough park, which prompted a massive police response that authorities say drained resources from a manhunt for the suspect in the killing of a state trooper....
  • Year in Review: Charlottesville abduction suspect Jesse L. Matthew Jr. attended Christopher Newport University

    Year in Review: Charlottesville abduction suspect Jesse L. Matthew Jr. attended Christopher Newport University
    NEWPORT NEWS — Jesse L. Matthew Jr., who was charged with abduction with intent to defile in the September disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham and a 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax County, had a local tie. Matthew attended...
  • 'I felt like I was crawling into my grave,' crime-spree victim tells judge

    'I felt like I was crawling into my grave,' crime-spree victim tells judge
    After she was abducted at gunpoint, held hostage for hours, taunted and robbed, the Fort Lauderdale woman thought her ordeal was going to end with her death. Her kidnapper eventually ordered her and a male neighbor also being held captive to get into the...
  • Hostage killings have given new impetus to even risky rescue attempts

    Hostage killings have given new impetus to even risky rescue attempts
    Under cover of darkness, three dozen U.S. commandos crept up on a walled compound in southern Yemen. Intelligence indicated that Luke Somers, an American hostage, was imprisoned inside. Conditions were far from ideal. Getting to Somers on foot required...