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  • High school teacher accused of holding students in car at knife point

    High school teacher accused of holding students in car at knife point
    An Arcadia high school teacher remained in custody Monday after surrendering to authorities in connection with the kidnapping of three students at knife point, authorities said. John Edward Maust, 34, turned himself in at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, and was...
  • Santa Ana kidnapping case sparked by domestic violence report

    Santa Ana kidnapping case sparked by domestic violence report
    The case against a man who authorities say kidnapped a teenage girl a decade ago and forced her to marry him and have his child was sparked earlier this week when the now-25-year-old woman walked into a police station to report a domestic violence...
  • Man accused of kidnapping girl treated her 'like a queen,' lawyer says

    Man accused of kidnapping girl treated her 'like a queen,' lawyer says
    The attorney for a man accused of kidnapping a girl and holding her captive for 10 years ago strongly denied his client did any wrong and said the man treated the alleged victim "like a queen." Isidro Garcia's attorney, Charles Frisco, said the woman,...
  • Elizabeth Smart: Public shouldn't judge alleged 10-year captive

    Elizabeth Smart on Thursday cautioned the public against rushing to judgment in the case of a woman who was allegedly kidnapped at 15 years old and waited 10 years to come forward.  “It’s so easy for us to be curious and think, ‘Why...
  • Roxane Gay's 'An Untamed State' gives torture survivor a voice

    "I was no one." These four words are the refrain of Mireille Duval Jameson, a young Haitian American attorney held captive for 13 days and brutally tortured by local criminals in Port-au-Prince. The story told in Roxane Gay's debut novel, "An Untamed...
  • L.A. Now Live: California news dominated by high-profile crime

    L.A. Now Live: California news dominated by high-profile crime
    Crime was front and center in Southern California news this week, starting Monday when “The Shield” actor Michael Jace allegedly shot wife April to death at their Hyde Park home.  The 51-year-old actor, who police say shot his wife after she...
  • 20 women abducted in Nigeria; Boko Haram still holding 272 girls

    20 women abducted in Nigeria; Boko Haram still holding 272 girls
    Gunmen abducted 20 women from a remote settlement in northeastern Nigeria as 272 schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram continued to languish in captivity, according to news reports Monday. The latest abductions follow dozens of...
  • As troops scour Hebron for abducted Israelis, Netanyahu blames Hamas

    Israeli troops tightened their clampdown on the West Bank city of Hebron and its environs Sunday, hoping to find three Jewish teens missing and presumed abducted by Palestinian militants. About 80 Palestinians were arrested overnight, mostly from the...
  • Victims of Mexico's drug war: Tracing the missing

    Victims of Mexico's drug war: Tracing the missing
    For almost three years residents of Allende, close to the Mexican border with Texas (see map), harboured a dreadful secret. In 2011 the town of 27,000 people suffered a violent attack by the Zetas, Mexico's most brutal drug gang. Driven by a thirst for...
  • Israeli forces kill Palestinian refugee in search for missing teens

    Israeli soldiers on a search-and-arrest mission in the West Bank on Monday shot and killed a 24-year-old Palestinian at a refugee camp north of Ramallah, threatening heightened tensions in the region already in turmoil over the Palestinians' newly...
  • Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed proves to be required summer reading

     Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed proves to be required summer reading
    No tale of survival quite compares to the story of Cleveland kidnapping victim Michelle Knight. She was abducted on Aug. 22, 2002 by Ariel Castro, a horrid monster who selected her to be the first of three girls he set out to repeatedly starve, beat,...