| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:31 AM
A Hatboro man with a history of mental-health treatment admitted Monday to sending a scratch-and-sniff birthday card laced with the deadly poison ricin to a man dating his ex-girlfriend.
And Nicholas Todd Helman's journey through the Bucks County...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Suspected Islamist fighters kidnapped 10 children and killed two others who tried to escape near two towns in Mali on Saturday, capping a week of violence in the West African country's desert north, a senior Malian military official said.
| Nov 26, 2014
| 8:15 PM
A Colorado man convicted of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl while posing as an immigration facility doctor to gain access to her family's home was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years to life in prison, prosecutors said.
Kenneth Dean Lee,...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 2:57 PM
HAMPTON — A Poquoson man whose case was overturned by the Virginia Supreme Court will face a jury for the second time next month.
Robert Via, 22, is charged in the September 2010 armed home invasion on Arlington Terrace Road in Hampton. Via's jury...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:11 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:18 PM
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,...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 4:11 PM
A man arrested in Texas for the abduction of a University of Virginia student was returned to Virginia on Friday to face charges, while newly released records showed he was the focus of a 2002 college rape investigation but was never charged in that case....
| Oct 27, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:54 PM
When the woman he had been pimping out had the nerve to flee his control, federal prosecutors say Shaun McKinley ambushed her, kidnapped her and beat her up.
Then, authorities said, he calmly stopped to buy a cigar at a Hollywood gas station, leaving...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 12:37 PM
A transient has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 12-year-old Fresno girl from her frontyard, gagging her and sexually assaulting her, authorities said Wednesday.
Luis Angel Ramirez, 50, turned himself in to authorities late Tuesday after...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 2:25 PM
In a brazen 24-hour crime spree around some of Fort Lauderdale's busiest tourist spots, Jeffrey Turcotte carjacked and kidnapped several victims, held them hostage and forced them — at gunpoint — to withdraw cash from ATMs.
Turcotte, a 19...