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  • Undercover agent takes stand during New Jersey rabbi's trial

    When two undercover agents called posing as a brother and sister looking to obtain a divorce from the sister's unwilling husband, a New York rabbi told them that New Jersey Rabbi Mendel Epstein was a "hired hand" who could be "very helpful" to them....
  • Trial starts for rabbi who allegedly ran divorce kidnap team

    Before prosecutors described Rabbi Mendel Epstein as a leader in a devout Orthodox community, they played a short, grainy video clip that they say shows he is a criminal. "Basically, what we're going to be doing is kidnapping a guy for a couple hours,"...
  • Trial starts for New Jersey rabbi who allegedly ran divorce kidnap team

    Trial starts for New Jersey rabbi who allegedly ran divorce kidnap team
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Before prosecutors described Rabbi Mendel Epstein as a leader in a devout Orthodox community, they played a short, grainy video clip that they say shows he is a criminal. "Basically, what we're going to be doing is...
  • Rabbi accused of running divorce kidnap team heads to trial

    When a Jewish woman wanted a divorce from an unwilling husband, federal prosecutors say Mendel Epstein was the rabbi who — for the right price — could gather a kidnap team to make it happen. Prosecutors allege Epstein's team would use...
  • Whitehall police investigate possible car-trunk abduction

    Whitehall police investigate possible car-trunk abduction
    Whitehall Township police are investigating a report that a young man was forced into a car trunk and taken away Monday afternoon from a Valero gas station in the village of Egypt. Police issued a radio bulletin Monday night that a long-haired man in his...
  • New front in Islamic State war as Egypt retaliates in Libya for beheadings

    IRBIL, Iraq The Egyptian government said Monday that it had bombed Islamist targets throughout Libya to retaliate for the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians whose murders on a beach apparently near Tripoli were recorded and posted Sunday on the Internet....
  • Parents of captured journalist Austin Tice aim to publicize his plight

    The parents of Austin Tice, a freelance journalist captured in Syria nearly three years ago, are launching an online ad campaign and petition drive this week aimed at revamping U.S. policies concerning Americans taken hostage overseas. Tice, 31, a...
  • Court upholds conviction in 1957 murder of 7-year-old Sycamore girl

    Court upholds conviction in 1957 murder of 7-year-old Sycamore girl
    An Illinois appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a former Sycamore man in the 1957 slaying of a young girl, saying there was ample evidence for a finding of guilt in what is believed to be one of the oldest cold cases to go to trial. In an...
  • Chicago man charged in attempted kidnapping of teen in Skokie

    Chicago man charged in attempted kidnapping of teen in Skokie
    A Chicago man was charged with felony counts of attempted kidnapping and unlawful restraint in connection with the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl last month while she was walking from Old Orchard Junior High School to Niles North High School....
  • Man already charged in UVa student's abduction indicted on murder count, but no death penalty

    Nearly four months after his arrest in the disappearance of a missing University of Virginia student, Jesse Matthew Jr. has been indicted on a murder count in the case — but he won't face the death penalty and still has not been charged in the death...
  • Marine who vanished in Iraq a decade ago faces desertion trial at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

    A U.S. Marine who vanished from his post in Iraq a decade ago and later wound up in Lebanon chose Monday to have his case decided by a military judge instead of a jury. Court was recessed until Tuesday, when opening statements are expected in Cpl. Wassef...