| Jan 29, 2015
| 1:48 PM
The bloody attacks in Paris this month that left 20 people dead, including the three attackers, riveted the world's attention on the growing threat Islamist extremist groups pose to the democracies of Western Europe. Yet even as the French people were...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Shawn Abraham Shaw is an international fugitive who hid out in South Florida after kidnapping a wealthy buinessman in Thailand and negotiating a $2 million ransom — at least according to Thai authorities and U.S. government officials who want him...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 8:01 AM
Cathleen O'Connell, the PBS documentarian, cut right to the core with her first question about the Leopold and Loeb case from 1924: "Why among all brutal murders was this one called 'crime of the century'?"
O'Connell had a point when you consider 20th...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 4:18 PM
A teenage murder suspect who escaped from police custody at a western Ohio hospital kidnapped a 70-year-old woman and forced her to give him a ride before he was caught, authorities said Saturday.
In a dramatic escape Friday night, 17-year-old Raymond...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON With blindfolds to symbolize the plight of captives, the parents of missing journalist Austin Tice on Thursday launched a campaign to raise awareness of his ordeal and to push for reforms to U.S. hostage policies.
Marc and Debra Tice, together...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 2:52 PM
A 25-year-old man charged with killing a man in Lower Macungie appeared in a Texas district court Thursday and was found competent to stand trial there on kidnapping and robbery charges.
Alexander A. Brown allegedly killed Gary Wragg, 59, on Oct. 4...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 3:45 PM
Dobie Dwayne Hunter was wheeled into a Broward courtroom Wednesday so he could ask Broward Circuit Judge John Patrick Contini to set a bail amount in his decades-old rape case.
The judge turned him down.
Hunter, 52, was arrested in August and held...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 3:15 PM
A former human resources manager with the Broward Sheriff's Office is suing the agency after she said she was falsely accused of theft.
Jennifer Bakowski, 46, of Margate, was publicly identified as the target of a 2012 investigation accusing her...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 2:31 PM
On Tuesday, Jan. 20, around 3:20 p.m., a 13-year-old girl escaped an attempted abduction, police said in a release.
The girl left Old Orchard Junior High and was walking to Niles North High School. A Hispanic male who was driving a blue-colored, small...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 10:31 AM
Even as authorities in Cairo said they were investigating the abduction of seven Egyptian Christians in Libya, reports emerged Saturday of more than a dozen other such kidnappings carried out during the day by suspected Islamic militants.
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:02 PM
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....