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  • Defeating Boko Haram

    Defeating Boko Haram
    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...
  • S. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case

    S. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case
    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...
  • Mr. Tsarnaev, meet Mr. Leopold and Mr. Loeb

    Mr. Tsarnaev, meet Mr. Leopold and Mr. Loeb
    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...
  • Escaped murder suspect, 17, caught after taking hostage in Ohio

    Escaped murder suspect, 17, caught after taking hostage in Ohio
    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...
  • Family of journalist missing in Syria campaigns anew for his return

    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...
  • Man charged in Lower Macungie killing appears in Texas court

    Man charged in Lower Macungie killing appears in Texas court
    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...
  • No bail for man accused in 1985 Fort Lauderdale rape case

    No bail for man accused in 1985 Fort Lauderdale rape case
    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...
  • Former BSO employee's lawsuit alleges wrongful firing after false theft accusation

    Former BSO employee's lawsuit alleges wrongful firing after false theft accusation
    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...
  • Police release vehicle description in attempted student abduction case

    Police release vehicle description in attempted student abduction case
    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...
  • More than a dozen Egyptian Copts reportedly kidnapped in Libya

    More than a dozen Egyptian Copts reportedly kidnapped in Libya
    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. Despite the...
  • 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....