| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:42 PM
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...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:22 PM
A Humboldt Park man was ordered held on no bail Sunday after prosecutors said he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman before driving her home and giving her his cell phone number.
Daniel M. Garcia, 27, of the 3200 block of West Evergreen Avenue,...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Shaun McKinley admitted under oath Wednesday that he is a crack cocaine and heroin dealer but, he assured the jury, he is not a pimp and never kidnapped or beat up a prostitute.
Though federal prosecutors say the abduction — and the woman's lucky...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A lot of attention has been paid lately to the long-term damage NFL players suffer from concussive hits that are inherent to the game. But the league has consistently turned a blind eye to blows sustained by women at the hands of many NFL players over the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:53 PM
A man suspected of kidnapping a University of Virginia student will be held without bond in Texas pending his extradition to Virginia, a Texas county judge ruled on Thursday.
Jesse Matthew, 32, was arrested in Galveston, Texas, on Wednesday, about 1,100...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Authorities on Thursday charged a Nazareth man with making up a story about a child abduction from a borough park that prompted a massive police response, pulling away from the Poconos manhunt for Eric Frein.
Northampton County District Attorney John...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus.
Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:08 PM
"I am Shirley Sotloff. My son, Steven, is in your hands."
So began Shirley Sotloff's emotional appeal to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terror group ISIS, on Aug. 27. The terror group had just released a video of a British-accented fighter...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:59 AM
"Whatever you do, don't make friends with anyone that's friendly."
That goes double for chipper people under overpasses at night.
This episode, "Selina Kyle," wasn’t so much about the titular antihero as it was setting up the dismal world that...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:04 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Sabrina Allen, a Texas girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her mother more than a decade ago, was found safe in Mexico on Tuesday, ending a 12-year manhunt that was marked by several near misses, authorities said on Wednesday.
Sabrina Allen, who was...