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  • Abducted Philadelphia woman's bank card used in Maryland

    PHILADELPHIA Relatives of a 22-year-old woman abducted in Germantown say police have shown them photos of a man using the missing woman's ATM card in Maryland Tuesday morning. Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was wrestled into a sedan by an unknown attacker...
  • Abducted Philadelphia woman's family: 'She's a fighter'

    Abducted Philadelphia woman's family: 'She's a fighter'
    PHILADELPHIA — Whatever Carlesha Freeland-Gaither wants, she fights for, her family said. On Sunday night, she fought like hell for her life. Carlesha, 22, was abducted by an unknown man on a Germantown street about 9:30 p.m. and the entire...
  • Nigeria's purported Boko Haram leader says girls 'married off'

    Nigeria's purported Boko Haram leader says girls 'married off'
    A man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said more than 200 girls kidnapped by the group six months ago had been "married off" to its fighters, contradicting Nigerian government claims they would soon be freed. Nigeria's military says it...
  • Hannah Graham murder suspect arraigned on assault charges in separate case

    Hannah Graham murder suspect arraigned on assault charges in separate case
    The man charged with abducting Hannah Graham, a University of Virginia student whose body was discovered earlier this month on a farm after a five-week search, was arraigned on Friday on attempted murder and sexual assault charges in a separate case....
  • Man robs four, makes kidnap victim drive during pursuit, police say

    Man robs four, makes kidnap victim drive during pursuit, police say
    A 24-year-old man was arrested early Thursday after allegedly robbing two couples at gunpoint in East L.A. then kidnapping one of his victims and forcing her to drive him during a police chase into San Bernardino County. The man, who police have not...
  • Police find suspected torture house in East Baltimore

    Police find suspected torture house in East Baltimore
    Inside an empty brick home in East Baltimore, city police found a man who had been reported kidnapped. He was zip-tied, bleeding and suffering from numerous injuries from being beaten with a bat, police say. There were more zip ties, the clothing of...
  • Search for would-be kidnapper intensifies in Hollywood

    Search for would-be kidnapper intensifies in Hollywood
    A man tried to abduct a high-school girl near her school bus stop in Hollywood on Wednesday morning — the third such attempt in less than two weeks, police said. The attack occurred between 6:20 and 6:40 a.m. in an alley just south of North 19th...
  • Report sheds light on misery of kidnapped Nigerian girls

    Report sheds light on misery of kidnapped Nigerian girls
    In a disturbing look at the abuses endured by 219 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamist insurgents, a report issued Monday describes victims being forced to convert to Islam and marry their captors, being raped and made to cook, clean, carry...
  • New governor of troubled Mexican state accused of links to Colombia guerrillas

    MEXICO CITY The newly installed governor of beleaguered Guerrero state has been in office just one day and he is already under a cloud. Gov. Rogelio Ortega Martinez took the reins over the weekend of the Pacific Coast state where 43 teachers college...
  • Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances

    Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances
    Turkey's president said the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was "about to fall" on Tuesday as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes. The prospect that the town...
  • Attacks continue after Nigeria's truce with Boko Haram militants

    Nigeria's week-old cease-fire with the militant group Boko Haram is in doubt, with dozens more women and children abducted and other near-daily attacks by insurgents. The fate of 219 schoolgirls abducted in April from the town of Chibok remains unclear,...