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  • Iraq's Shia militias, which once fought US, confront extremists and frighten Sunnis

    BAGHDAD Hatem Abu Hazal lives between two frightening forces in northeast Iraq. On one side, he fears Sunni militants from the Islamic State who've been trying to seize territory near his home in Diyala Province for months. On the other, Hazal is just...
  • Men in Harvey standoff forced their way into home: prosecutors

    Men in Harvey standoff forced their way into home: prosecutors
    Two paroled men took hostage and terrorized a Harvey family for 21 hours — at one point aiming handguns at the two women and six children while threatening to blow off their heads — until authorities stormed the home in a dramatic rescue,...
  • Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says

    Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says
    As a student at the University of Central Florida, Steven Sotloff always talked about going to the Middle East. Sotloff was curious about the region. "He wanted to go over there, and he wanted to tell stories ...," said his friend Emerson Lotzia Jr....
  • Ocoee Police search for attempted kidnapping suspect

    Ocoee Police search for attempted kidnapping suspect
    The attempted kidnapping of a young boy walking home from Citrus Elementary in Ocoee this week prompted the school's principal to talk to students and parents about "stranger danger" on Wednesday. Principal Delaine Bender warned students about not...
  • Sheriff: Couple lured Amish girls with dog to enslave them

    Sheriff: Couple lured Amish girls with dog to enslave them
    A New York couple accused of kidnapping two Amish girls lured them to their car with an offer to pet a dog before shackling the sisters with the intent of enslaving them, according to the sheriff's office. Nicole Vaisey, one of the suspects, told...
  • Tougher rules ahead on domestic abuse

     Tougher rules ahead on domestic abuse
    People accused of violent domestic abuse crimes may soon be forced to pay for their own electronic monitoring as a condition of bail, regardless of whether an order of protection is already in place, under a newly amended state law. The law signed...
  • Hampton man sentenced to 128 years gets new trial in home invasion case

    Hampton man sentenced to 128 years gets new trial in home invasion case
    HAMPTON — A new jury trial is scheduled for a Poquoson man whose 128-year prison sentence was reversed by the Virginia Supreme Court. Robert Via, 22, is charged in the September 2010 armed home invasion on Arlington Terrace Road in Hampton. Via'...
  • Rash of new abductions of foreigners in Syria

    IRBIL, Iraq The posting of a video showing the grisly execution of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State, the al-Qaida spinoff that controls much of Iraq and Syria, coincided with a rash of new abductions of foreigners in northern Syria....
  • Five things for Thursday, August 28

    Five things for Thursday, August 28
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: No chaplains for the football teams in Orange County; mapping the Florida coral reefs; best fried chicken in Central Florida; and more. 1. The Orange County public school district told school leaders...
  • Police rescue New Mexico woman from car after 'kidnap' text to sister

    ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - A New Mexico woman who texted her sister to say she was being kidnapped in a car by a man with a weapon was rescued by police who used the message to track down and arrest the driver after a high-speed chase through central...
  • Kidnapped Amish girls in N.Y. were sexually assaulted, D.A. says

    Two Amish girls who were kidnapped this week were sexually assaulted during the 24 hours they were held captive, law enforcement officials told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday. St. Lawrence County Dist. Atty. Mary Rain said the victims, a 12-year-...