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  • 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...
  • Boynton extortion plot foiled at KFC, police say

    After two men spent all their money on drugs and alcohol, they tried to devise a kidnapping plan for some quick cash — $100, according to a Boynton Beach police arrest report. The ill-fated ransom exchange happened Sunday across the street from...
  • 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,...
  • Islamic State making millions despite U.S. bid to halt money flow

    Islamic State making millions despite U.S. bid to halt money flow
    Islamic State still generates tens of millions of dollars a month in illicit income despite a U.S.-led effort to cut the financing streams that have helped turn the once-obscure militant group into a terrorist organization unlike any previously seen, a...
  • Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls from Nigeria

    Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls from Nigeria
    Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses said, despite talks on freeing over 200 other female hostages they seized in April. John Kwaghe, who witnessed the attack and...
  • Ottawa shootings stun Canada

    Ottawa shootings stun Canada
    A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital. The gunman in the parliament building was shot...
  • Virginia missing student suspect charged in 2005 sex assault

    Virginia missing student suspect charged in 2005 sex assault
    A grand jury on Monday indicted the suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student with attempted murder, abduction and sexual assault in a 2005 attack. The suspect, Jesse Matthew Jr., 32, is jailed in Charlottesville, Virginia,...
  • Police: Man claimed to be cop; tried to kidnap woman at gunpoint

    Police: Man claimed to be cop; tried to kidnap woman at gunpoint
    Allentown police said a man tried to force a woman into a car at gunpoint Saturday, claiming he was a police officer. Jose Aristides Diaz-Brito, 45, is charged with impersonating a police officer, kidnapping, simple assault and terroristic threats. Diaz-...
  • Mexican police arrest top leader of cartel linked to missing students

    Mexican authorities said Friday they have arrested the top leader of a drug cartel linked to the disappearance of dozens of college students in the city of Iguala last month. Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado was detained by federal police Thursday on a...
  • Suspected Boko Haram fighters mount deadly attacks after Nigeria 'ceasefire'

    Suspected Boko Haram fighters mount deadly attacks after Nigeria 'ceasefire'
    Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed several people in two attacks on Nigerian villages that occurred after the government announced a ceasefire to enable 200 abducted girls to be freed, security sources and witnesses said on Saturday. However,...