| Dec 27, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The year just ended brought a number of significant milestones, most of them good, to the area covered by The Record. The highlights include a couple of noteworthy sports accomplishments, completion of a major highway project, the end of a couple of...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 9:41 PM
When Edgar M. Bronfman Sr. heard that the pope had honored Kurt Waldheim, the Austrian president he had exposed as an ex-Nazi complicit in war crimes, he fired off a note to the Vatican.
Pope John Paul II making Waldheim a papal knight was "like...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:49 PM
A 7-year-old girl was abducted Friday evening from in front of her Bay Area home by an unknown man who may be armed, spurring authorities to issue an Amber Alert across Northern California.
The girl, identified by the National Center for Missing and...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 8:54 AM
A 7-year-old girl who was abducted at gunpoint Friday evening in front of her Bay Area home has been found unharmed and her suspected abductor taken into custody, authorities said.
Natalie Calvo of Antioch was abducted outside her home in the East Bay...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 11:52 AM
A woman allegedly assaulted and kidnapped by her boyfriend on Christmas Day was rescued Saturday from a Palmdale apartment, authorities said.
The boyfriend, identified as Giovanni McKinnis, 19, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, kidnapping,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:16 AM
A Palmdale man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to kidnapping his girlfriend and holding her hostage for nine days, during which prosecutors allege he repeatedly assaulted the woman and broke her jaw.
Giovanni Grey McKinnis, 19, faces more than a half-dozen...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:11 AM
TUCSON -- A couple accused of imprisoning three sisters for up to two years in their bedrooms will go straight to trial, Pima County Attorney officials announced Tuesday.
A Pima County Grand Jury indicted Sophia and Fernando Richter, the girls'...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:11 PM
BEIRUT -- A prominent Syrian opposition activist lawyer, Razan Zeitouneh, and three of her colleagues have been kidnapped in a mostly rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus, according to fellow activists and media accounts Tuesday.
| Dec 14, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Two men, including a dining hall employee, were charged with aggravated robbery after a cafeteria manager at Loyola University Chicago was held at gunpoint early Friday and forced to hand over money from a safe, police and prosecutors said.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Law enforcement authorities Tuesday night were looking for 39-year-old woman suspected of kidnapping her 10-year-old boy outside his Palmdale foster home.
Nisshawn Murphy was ordered by a court to relinquish her parental right because she has several...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:47 AM
A 39-year-old woman who allegedly kidnapped her three children remained at large Thursday, a day after the siblings were found safe.
Nisshawn Murphy was being sought after she failed to heed a judge's order to relinquish custody of her children due to...